Shakespeare "Sonnet 18" Writing Activity {Great for Valentine's Day}

Shakespeare "Sonnet 18" Writing Activity {Great for Valentine's Day}
Shakespeare "Sonnet 18" Writing Activity {Great for Valentine's Day}
Shakespeare "Sonnet 18" Writing Activity {Great for Valentine's Day}
Shakespeare "Sonnet 18" Writing Activity {Great for Valentine's Day}
Shakespeare "Sonnet 18" Writing Activity {Great for Valentine's Day}
Shakespeare "Sonnet 18" Writing Activity {Great for Valentine's Day}
Shakespeare "Sonnet 18" Writing Activity {Great for Valentine's Day}
Shakespeare "Sonnet 18" Writing Activity {Great for Valentine's Day}
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This Valentine's Day Writing Activity with Conversation Hearts is perfect for your middle school students! As with all of our writing activities, this is academically challenging for students AND still a fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day!

**Please note this resource can be used any time of the year, not just for Valentine's Day.**

Students will read and annotate Shakespeare's "Sonnet 18" and participate in a discussion of the poem using the included task cards. Then, students are asked to imagine they are the recipient of this sonnet, and using conversation heart cut-outs, they are to write a letter in response to the speaker of the poem. A fun, yet academic way to incorporate Shakespeare, Valentine's Day, and Conversation Hearts :)

INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT:
- Instructions for Use:
Detailed step-by-step instructions for the teacher to help you implement this resource in your classroom.
- Shakespeare's "Sonnet 18": A blank student copy as well as a detailed teacher annotated copy have been included for your convenience.
- Task Cards: 7 Task Cards with critical thinking questions to get your students deeply analyzing this sonnet.
- Student Directions & Brainstorming Pages for Activity: Includes detailed instructions for students, a teacher example for reference, a detailed brainstorming page, rough draft paper, and a complete checklist.
- Teacher Rubric: In an effort to make grading as easy as possible for you, we've also included a rubric!


OTHER VALENTINE'S DAY RESOURCES YOU WILL LIKE:
"The Chaser" Valentine's Day Short Story Unit
Love Poems Unit - Four Full Weeks of Content


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Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
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12 pages
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Teaching Duration
4 days
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