This British Literature Poetry Unit includes:
1. 27 slide ppt that walks through close reading of poems (listed below). Check out the preview for the style!
2. 9 question multiple choice quiz (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!
Spenser: Sonnet 35 and Sonnet 75
I use this unit in my 12th grade British literature class along with an anthology, but all poems are readily available online and appropriate for most secondary English classes. I also sell a whole Renaissance poetry unit with these two poems along with sonnets from Shakespeare and Sidney, plus poems from Marlowe and Raleigh with assessment for $15.
Links to related products:
Renaissance Poetry Unit
Shakespeare: Sonnet 29, Sonnet 116, Sonnet 130
Sidney: Sonnet 31 and Sonnet 39
Marlowe: "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love"
Raleigh: "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd"
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Please note, this product has been tested on Powerpoint 2010 for PC and Powerpoint 2011 for Mac. If you have any issues with the sizing, or anything, please contact me and I will create for you a static image ppt that will be universal. I'm in the process of adding this to all of my products, but full time teaching takes up most of my day ;)
Thank you! Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help in any way ;)