Teacher Guide

The Waste Land Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

Throughout the study of Eliot's poetry, students with disabilities should have the option of using dictation software for writing assignments, and text-to-speech software for reading assignments.

On Day 1, students will utilize extensive internet research for the "Textual Referents" activity. For "After the End of the World," they will upload creative writing to a shared class blog or to a document-sharing site, such as Google Docs. Writing assignments from the Day 2 activity "Homage and Disparagement," the Day 3 activity "Conversion Story" and the Day 5 activity "Sense of Place" should be uploaded to the same site.

Day 2's "The Poet and History" will utilize internet research and...

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