T.S. Eliot Teacher Resources
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New Review 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 4 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
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
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
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 83 Views 108 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 11 Views 13 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 Theme of Manipulation
In this literary elements instructional activity, students answer 4 short answer and essay questions as they consider the theme of manipulation in T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." Students may also complete their choice of 3 reading activities suggested.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 0 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
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Eleventh graders discover the thematic connections between classical literary and popular song lyrics. In this English lesson, 11th graders research a specific topic to be presented to the class. Students analyze song lyrics in their groups.
11th Language Arts 3 Views 14 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 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.
5th - 9th Language Arts 5 Views 87 Downloads
Browning's "My Last Duchess" and Dramatic Monologue
Students analyze the use of dramatic monologue using Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess." In this dramatic monologue activity, students explore Browning in historical and literary context. Students read the poem and analyze the dramatic monologue as a part of character analysis.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads