Introduce students to the world of sonnets using this 27-slide presentation and 16-page note packet. A teacher version is included. Students will learn four types of sonnets - Italian/Petrarchan, English/Shakespearean, Spenserian, and the English version of the Italian. Numerous opportunities are given for poetry/literary analysis. More emphasis is placed on Shakespearean sonnets, making this a great preface to reading a Shakespearean play. Depending on the depth of study and whether parts of the packet are assigned as homework, completing the packet would take 4-5 class periods on average. A teacher's copy is also provided.