This is a 1 or 2 day lesson and study of Tennyson's poem "The Lady of Shalott." Students will annotate the text for imagery and tone. Then compare the poem to a painting inspired by the poem.
This is a student centered discovery learning activity. Do not feel as though you need to know everything about "The Lady of Shalott" in order to successfully teach it to your students. With this lesson and activity, students discover meaning in the poem individually, in partners or small groups, and through class discussion.
Included in the zip files are:
1. Detailed Lesson Plan aligned with Common Core Standards
2. Student worksheets
3. Copy of the poem for students to annotate for the During Reading Activity.
4. 11 photos of paintings, with credit, to be used for the Before Reading and After Reading Activities.