Shakespeare's sonnets are intriguing, perplexing and make for a delightful study of his poetic art. The first ten are collected here. Readings of the works are provided on a PowerPoint but it is in the examination undertaken in the worksheets where the real investigation begins. A range of strategies is offered for individual and group work along with a set of specific questions on these ten sonnets for classroom use. Suggested answers are provided for the teacher. An appreciation of poetic technique is garnered through these associated activities that may help build a student's understanding. Connections are also made between the sonnets allowing for an insight into Shakespeare's imagery and word play which is evident throughout the sonnet series.