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Discovering Traditional Sonnet Forms

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Discovering Traditional Sonnet Forms

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Jacqueline Podolski

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing Poetry

Word Mover

Word Mover allows children and teens to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.

 

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MOBILE APPS

Grades   3 – 12  |  Mobile App  |  Writing Poetry

Word Mover

Word Mover allows children and teens to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 26

Poet Robert Frost was born in 1874.

Students celebrate Frost's birthday by exploring his innovation in the sonnet form by studying poems and presenting them to the class.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 25

Poet Robert Burns was born in 1759.

Students read examples of traditional Scottish ballads and use this information to write and perform their own ballads.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Teaching Poetry in High School

Albert Somers offers teachers a vast compendium of resources for teaching poetry in a highly accessible format.

 

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