Are you looking for a way to get EVERY student in the class involved? Or to IMPRESS an administrator during a long observation? This activity covers both!
Students will work in groups ranging from small to whole class in order to translate and sequence lines from the sonnets. Two sonnets are included (#29, #130) so that you can differentiate for ability levels. There is busy active time, and quiet at-the-desk time, but the whole activity demonstrates student-centered problem solving.
This activity helps build knowledge of Shakespeare's language, and gets kids motivated to seek information (instead of sitting back maintaining that "it's too hard!").
All of my classes loved this lesson. I used it in conjunction with the unit available for sale, right around Act III, but it can also be used as an intro to ANY Shakespeare unit.