Help students to understand sonnets and write a text-dependent analysis with this easy-to-use packet. A cover sheet, scaffolded summarizing task, analysis prompt with rubric, close reading activity, and comprehension quiz are all included.
Begin with a short text that explains sonnets and their history. Then, students dive into two included sonnets--"Still Will I Harvest Beauty" by Edna St. Vincent Millay and "Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley. A close reading activity (with answer key) helps students to analyze the texts and prepare for the analysis task. Students finish the activity with an 8-question comprehension quiz.
Note: This is a challenging packet! I used it with sixth graders, but it could be used with older students as well.
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