My British Literature and Compositions are going to study the sonnet next week, and my department chair and I collaborated on a SMARTBoard Notebook file. I do not think she would mind if I shared our work here, and a couple of people have expressed interested after I sent messages to Twitter and Facebook about it. So, here is the file. If someone could download it and let me know if the embedded videos are all intact, that would be great. I love YouTube, but our connection at school is shaky when so many people are logged on to our network, so I have taken to embedding these videos in the Notebook files. It’s also nice not to have to switch programs to show different media.

Download the Sonnet Notebook file.

Our goal is to ask students to memorize and perform a sonnet. I like Matthew Macfadyen’s interpretation of Sonnet 29 by Shakespeare that’s embedded in the file.

5 thoughts on “Sonnets”

  1. Embedded videos worked for me fine here at home. I will try them at work too — we don't have any Youtube access at my school and I don't know if they'll function.

  2. Dana, what program do I use to open them? I could download the file, but not open it. I am about to do a mini-unit on sonnets with my juniors, and the culminating assessment will be illuminating a sonnet using

  3. I recently worked with an exchange student from Britain on a sonnet unit. She wrote her own sonnet and created a visual to accompany it. Here is the link to youtube:

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