Have your students identify all the elements of a sonnet as well as tackle the "language" of a Shakespearean sonnet by analyzing "pop sonnets" (modern songs that THEY would be familiar with that have been turned into sonnets with elevated "Shakespearean-like" language). *****I have included the pop sonnets found off of tumblr (you're not paying for them since they are NOT my intellectual property. find more at popsonnets.tumblr.com) .****
I included my instructions for how to use this as an introduction to sonnets (or a review), to create stations and have students work in groups to fill out the charts for each sonnet. You are buying the chart and the instructions.