# Daily Archives: April 20, 2018

## Poetry Lesson on Sonnets (Shakespeare and Browning)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Poetry-Lesson-on-Sonnets-Shakespeare-and-Browning-1219830

Product Description

Lesson on Sonnets

This mini bundle includes a sonnet from William Shakespeare (#130) and a sonnet from Elizabeth Browning (How do I Love Thee?). In this activity, students will compare the different tones and forms from both poems. One is beautiful and romanticizes love, and the other sees love realistically (and a little meanly if you ask me). Students will identify the different types of sonnets, the figurative language found within their lines and will have the opportunity to write their own.

Students get to see another side of Shakespeare from his sonnet. Students always love his realistic, yet sarcastic portrayal of love.

The mini bundle includes:
– a detailed lesson plan for the teacher
– student notes (the poems) and activity
– an annotated copy of the poems as well as a comprehensive answer key.

The entire unit contains four pages.

This lesson is part of a larger poetry bundle:

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Total Pages
4 pages
Included
Teaching Duration
1 hour

## FREE Critical Thinking Challenges

What quick tasks can I use on a regular basis to promote critical thinking?

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## FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “The Sentence FREEBIE {Simple, Compound, Complex} Grammar”

by Teach To Tell

Use these 24 TASK CARDS AND QR CODE CARDS featuring favorite fairytale characters to provide an element of fun to learning grammar.

♦ The 24 task cards provide further reinforcement of the skills of identifying the simple sentence, compound sentence, and complex sentence. They could also serve as a means of informal assessment and provide you with information to dictate further teaching and learning. 24 QR answer codes are included to make this activity fun.

♦ Students check their answers via the QR codes or by referring to the answer sheet.

♦ Glue each QR Code Card to the back of its corresponding number task card, alternatively, print QR Codes on Avery’s Matte White Full-Sheet Color Printing Labels or similar and label each task card with its corresponding number QR Code Card.

♦ These 24 task cards feature characters from the much-loved fairytale, Cinderella. This is sure to add an element of fun to this grammar activity.

GREAT ASSESSMENT TOOL
✓ To assess students’ ability to identify and differentiate between the simple sentence, compound sentence, and complex sentence.
✓ Place in Literacy Centers.
✓ Use as an extension activity for early finishers.
✓ Play Scoot

→ Students can check their answers using the QR code cards or answer sheet, freeing up your valuable time. This could be an effective pre-assessment tool during the first few days of back to school.

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THE SENTENCE {SIMPLE, COMPOUND, COMPLEX}FOLDABLES, TASK CARDS, QR CODES BUNDLE

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