T.S. Eliot Teacher Resources
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The Modernist Struggle: Allusions, Images, and Emotions in T.S. Eliot’s Prufrock
"Hey, Al. Change your part and get on with your life." After a series of close reading activities that focus on modernist elements in T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," individuals are asked to adopt the point of view of a mental health professional and e-mail Prufrock suggestions for how to improve his state of mind.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 12 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
J. Alfred Hyperbolizes
Mermaids will sing to your class members as they engage in an activity related to T.S. Eliot's famous dramatic interior monologue. After engaging in a socratic seminar about literary devices in the poem, individuals choose one interesting example of either hyperbole or imagery, and create an a visual representation.
11th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Navigating Modernism with J. Alfred Prufrock
Students explore the role of the individual in the modern world through a close reading and analyzation of T.S. Eliot's, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." The key characteristics of literary modernism and their effects are examined.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land": Fun Trivia Quiz
Tests knowledge about T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, including comprehension of the work as well as literary and historical information. Because the content of this particular quiz is so specific and not solely based on the reading, it should be reviewed before the test is given.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Reading Comprehension Quiz
T.S. Eliot is the subject of Helen Vendler’s article, "Time Magazine Most Important People of the Century." A short passage from this article is used as the basis for a quiz that requires readers to not only use the text to answer questions but to use reference works as well.
12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Close Reading in the Classroom
Close reading is key to the analysis and interpretation of literature. A close reading of the title and the epigraph of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” offers readers an opportunity to examine how even single words or names can contribute to the development of a motif or theme.
11th - 12th Language Arts 94 Views 118 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Modernism in Poetry, Painting, and Music
Are you teaching Modernism to your class? Connect different areas of artistic expression in the Modernist Era. Learners read T.S. Eliot, view art by Pablo Picasso, and listen to a Modernist musical composition. This final assignment is an essay about how these artistic pieces reflect the issues and problems of the Modernist era, using their own definition to explain their reasoning.
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock quiz
Delve into the mysterious lines of T.S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Focusing on simple recall of the poem, this quiz can then spark discussion about the odd comparisons and allusions within the lines. A simple quiz that can uncover layers of meaning.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Active Voice and Passive Voice
Are you working on passive and active voice in your language arts class? Use this grammar worksheet to help learners identify verbs in sentences as active or passive. Once they have labeled the verbs, they rewrite each of the sentences in the opposite voice.
5th - 9th Language Arts 6 Views 88 Downloads
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part I
Jonathan Edwards' "Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God" and Anne Bradstreet's "Upon the Burning of Our House" provide learners with an opportunity to develop their close reading skills. Groups identify the figurative language and appeals the writers use to express their beliefs on a similar theme.
11th - 12th Language Arts 68 Views 76 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Shakespearean Soliloquy Fluency: A Close Reading and Analysis of "To be or not to be"
Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy (Act III, scene i) gets the close reading treatment in a group of skill building exercises. As an engagement activity, class members assume the role of a WWE wrestler, a kindergarten teacher, ninja assassin, etc.
11th - 12th Language Arts 24 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Comparative Close Reading Poetry Analysis: "All that lives must die..." - Shakespeare
Robert Frost's "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" and Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for death . . ." are the focus of a series of close reading exercises that help learners develop their skill reading challenging text. Using the provided worksheets, groups highlight imagery in the poems in order to compare the attitude toward death expressed by the two poets.
11th - 12th Language Arts 28 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Need for Sleep: A Close Reading of a Soliloquy from King Henry IV, Part II
Gentle sleep eludes poor King Henry IV. Uneasy under the weight of his responsibilities, Henry contemplates the darkness of the night and in his soul. To develop their skill reading difficult text, class members engage in a close reading of King Henry's soliloquy from Act III, scene i of King Henry IV, Part II.
11th - 12th Language Arts 25 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What is Rhetoric Anyways?
Rhetoric from Aristotle (logos, pathos, and ethos) to the rhetorical triangle (audience, speaker, subject) and SOAPSTone (speaker, occasion, audience, purpose, subject, tone) here’s a presentation about the art of rhetoric that will entertain as well as inform.
9th - 12th Language Arts 80 Views 181 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Show Me a Hero, and I Will Write You a Tragedy - F. Scott Fitzgerald - Part 2
Complex text can be a challenge for even good readers. Encourage your class members to develop the skills needed to tackle big reads with a series of activities based on a passage from "The Offshore Pirate." The second in a three-part series of close reading exercises based on passages written by F.
11th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Show Me a Hero, and I Will Write You a Tragedy - F. Scott Fitzgerald - Part 1
A passage from The Great Gatsby is used to launch a series of skill-building activities that can be used to introduce close reading strategies. Groups practice crafting text-dependent questions, theme statements, and conclusions, as opposed to summaries.
11th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma, Part III
To conclude a three-part unit that examines how different writers express their views on the American Puritan tradition, class members compare the views of Ralph Waldo Emerson as expressed in his essay on "Self-Reliance" with those presented in Jonathan Edwards' sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.
11th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed