This PowerPoint presentation invites and supports students in viewing, analyzing, and evaluating poetry in comparison and contrast with works of art inspired by it in any English Language Arts or Art course. The PPT connects Alfred Lord Tennyson's Victorian poem "The Lady of Shalott" with Pre-Raphaelite paintings and illustrations which were later inspired by the poem. The PowerPoint is a total of 15 slides, including custom animations and transitions, artist/painting information for 13 different pieces of art (including Siddal, Rossetti, Holman Hunt, Hughes, Millais, Waterhouse, and more!) plus several artist renderings, all culminating in an inquiry-based activity involving reflective questions to stir collaborative conversation and further connections between the original poem and the work it inspired, as detailed throughout this 15-slide PPT (targeting the Common Core standards of media literacy, collaboration/problem-solving, communication, and reflective comparing/contrasting texts)
This presents a unique, intriguing method of implementing the Common Core Anchor standards for Reading, including "CCRA.R.9: Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take," as well as the Common Core standard for Speaking and Listening focused on diverse media: "CCRA.SL.2: Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally."
The highlight throughout this PPT are oil paintings and detailed illustrations the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB) and their connections painstakingly created in homage to Tennyson's heroine in the poem sharing her name, "The Lady of Shalott." Here, you will revel in the artwork which was inspired by this English poet as you help students develop the Bloom's Taxonomy levels of application and evaluation in viewing and re-viewing the artistry.
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