Shakespearean Sonnet, Iambic Pentameter + Creative Writing, PDF & Google Drive

Laura Randazzo
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Grade Levels
8th - 11th, Homeschool
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28 slides (Prezi & Google Slides); 3 PDF pages + Google Drive version of handout (uneditable)
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Laura Randazzo
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Description

Get your students excited about Shakespeare with this introduction to the Bard’s sonnet structure and iambic pentameter. Every eye in the room will be glued to the vibrant, information-packed slides in this poetry presentation.

This 28-slide deck (downloads in both Prezi and Google Slides format) includes detailed descriptions of iambic pentameter, iams, rhyme scheme, and Shakespeare's sonnet structure. Skills are put into practice with a close look at Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 130. You can use the slides as a stand-alone lecture (about 25 minutes) or pair it with the bonus poetry writing activity where students create their own sonnet on a variety of modern topics. The creative writing activity will take students another 20-to-25 minutes to complete, though some students will likely need to finish it as homework.

Package includes:

28 slides (both Prezi and Google Slides format)

1-page handout of sonnet assignment (printable PDF and Google Drive version), to be completed either in class or as homework

2 pages of 24 sonnet topic suggestions to use as a topic selection grab bag

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Image credit: John Taylor, National Portrait Gallery, WikiMedia Commons, PD-ART, Public domain

Total Pages
28 slides (Prezi & Google Slides); 3 PDF pages + Google Drive version of handout (uneditable)
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful.

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