In continuing the spirit of National Poetry Month, we wanted to dedicate this week's blog post to love. Many times, poetry is written as a means to demonstrate and describe feelings of love. Well, there's certainly no shortage of love in Commons public.
Classic Love Sonnets
A sonnet is a poem made up of 14 lines of iambic pentameter. And who's better at iambic pentameter than William Shakespeare, right? In searching our resources for the famous love story of Romeo and Juliet, we found many assignments, quizzes and modules worth importing (Thanks to: Jennifer Murray, Joseph Wolf, Dawn Nummer, and Corie McAbee). We found @816c37bca4eae28 's (from Kern High School District) module "Romeo and Juliet" to be quite comprehensive. While there are a few parts in the module that require permission to access a Google Doc, the rest of the module is chalk-full of great ideas worth importing and remixing to meet your classroom's needs. We thought the study guide files (which can easily be translated to Canvas page) for each act were great in helping students break things down into 4 awareness areas.
Analyzing Love Poems
Deactivated user from District School Board of Pasco County shared a high school assignment called "Love Poem Analysis" where students are asked to analyze a love poem using the SOAPS-tone method, then submit the analysis through Canvas. This is a great example of an assignment that can easily be adapted to any literary analysis.
Say Hi to Haikus
Haikus may not always be about love, but they are certainly lovely, don't you think?! @drushing shares the same resource on haikus twice, first as a Canvas page and also as Word doc file. Import into your course or download to your computer and leverage some of these resources for courses!
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