It's Elementary!: Stomping and Romping with Shakespeare

In this fun and creative lesson plan students examine the structure of a sonnet, tap out the rhythm of iambic pentameter, and write their own sonnets. This lesson gets the kids up and moving. It's fun and engaging while teaching a skill as difficult as iambic pentameter.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3001.8.3
Recognize the conventions of various literary genres and understand how they articulate the writers vision.
CLE 3001.8.5
Know and use appropriate literary terms to derive meaning from various literary genres.
CLE 3210.INQ.4
Apply qualitative and quantitative measures to analyze data and draw conclusions that are free of bias.
 
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