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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.
Students explore role of the individual in the modern world by closely reading and analyzing T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."
Students explore the popular culture phenomenon of the musical 'Cats' and the T.S. Eliot poems that were its inspiration. They write original poems about animals, and read them aloud to their peers.
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. Immediate and detailed feedback is provided for each question.
Students analyze modernist poetry in depth and detail. The several historical, social, and cultural forces that prompted the modernist movement and its effects are examined in this lesson.
Students read and analyze the poem, "My Last Duchess," by Robert Browning. They examine the use of dramatic monologue as a poetic device, and write a character profile of the Duke.
Eleventh graders discover the thematic connections between classical literary and popular song lyrics.  In this English activity, 11th graders research a specific topic to be presented to the class.  Students analyze song lyrics in their groups.
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.
Students examine the concept of modernism. They analyze different modern poetists writings and identify the context in which the poems were written. They write poems of their own to complete the lesson.
Are you working on passive and active voice in your language arts class? Use this grammar worksheet to help students identify verbs in sentences as active or passive. Once they have labeled the verbs, they rewrite each of the sentences in the opposite voice.
Students analyze the use of dramatic monologue using Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess." In this dramatic monologue lesson, students explore Browning in historical and literary context. Students read the poem and analyze the dramatic monologue as a part of character analysis. Students write a dramatic monologue based on one of the characters in the poem and write an essay for close reading analysis of Browning's "Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister."
Students begin the lesson with a review of the elements of poetry. Individually, they read a variety of poems and literature one white and one black author focusing on decay, sterility and alienation. They identify these images within their poems and write their own poems using these ideas as well.
Students participate in completing a worksheet where they have to match the authors to the short story or book that they wrote. They have studied English Literature Authors, so this is an assessment piece type of lesson plan.
Students match American Literature authors with their short stories, poems, and books. In this American Literature lesson, students are given an overview of the authors and their main works. Then students independently do a matching worksheet to match the author to their work.
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. The illustrations are posted in time-line order following the progression of the poem.
Research was very different in the past. Pupils once had difficulty finding sufficient information, but now they have the opposite problem. Show your class how to pick the best resources out of the millions of sites an online search will bring up. The class will practice using Google Scholar, a great resource for class members with high reading levels. Allow partners to play around with Google Scholar and compare the results to a general Google search. In addition, class members can find other tools to help with research and try out a challenge presented by the teacher. A useful presentation is included as is a supplementary handout on search tools.
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. To begin the examination, individuals respond to several questions that ask them to consider Prufrock’s name. After sharing their responses, groups use the provided questions and focus on the poem’s epigraph. The resource contains everything you need to promote close reading and deserves a place in your curriculum library.
To memorize, or not to memorize: that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler to suffer the fear and anguish of committing a poem to memory, to endure the heartache, to shuffle off this fear, and face the stares of classmates with the hue of resolution, or to refuse to face this sea of troubles and to sleep. Young orators read an article about the value of memorizing poetry, and then engage in a series of activities that prepare them for their performances. Detailed instructions for the activities, links to the article, and to suggested poems, are all included in the packet.
Young scholars collect author cards every time their work meets expectations. They become familiar with a large number of writers of fiction, poetry, essay and drama. They may collect and trade throughout the semester or year.
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. Color-coded and concise, the slides are logically arranged, emotionally charged, and ethically appealing.

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