This British Literature Poetry Unit includes:
1. 126 slide ppt that walks through sonnet form, brief author bios, and poems (listed below). Check out the preview for the style!
2. 48 question multiple choice test (that you can edit and pull from to incorporate into any assessment). Answer Key included!
3. PDF with a description of how I use this in my classroom, annotated poem notes, and the applicable common core standards.
4. To hook students, at the end of each poem, there is a clickable link to a popular song that has a similar theme. I play this song for the students and discuss similarities and differences. I usually do not play the video, just the audio in case there are any inappropriate advertisements or scenes. Students LOVE this part of the unit!
This unit covers the following which can also be purchased individually using the links below:
Shakespeare: Sonnet 29, Sonnet 116, Sonnet 130
Sidney: Sonnet 31 and Sonnet 39
Spenser: Sonnet 35 and Sonnet 75
Marlowe: "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love"
Raleigh: "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd"
I use this unit in my 12th grade British literature class with my anthology, but all poems are readily available online. I also sell each section (based on author) for $5 each if you are only looking for a small part of this. Individual author packs do not include sonnet form slides like this total package does.
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