Introduce sonnets in a fun, easy, and organized way! This is a great prelude to teaching any Shakespearean poetry or drama!
This packet of information is an effective way for young writers to study sonnets and sonnet history. The packet contains one page of sonnet history, one page explaining sonnet organization, rhyme scheme patterns, and popular subjects, and four pages of sonnets to analyze. Students have the opportunity to identify rhyme scheme, determine the type of sonnet, and analyze specific poetic devices in the poem. This is a demonstrable way for students to cement understanding. An answer key for annotations is included for the teacher's reference.
The Sonnet Quiz contains various types of questions: matching the name of a stanza to its line numbers, multiple choice questions on sonnet history, and a section in which students identify rhyme scheme of a sonnet and answer analysis questions. Answer Key included!
This packet is great for student self-pacing. Multiple practice sets allow students to move ahead. Bonus questions pertain to advanced learners too!
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