Day 1

The Waste Land Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Textual Referents

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work


    Students will be able to understand the density of literary, social, and religious references in the poem

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.2; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.4; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.5; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.6; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.8; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.9


    Divide students into four (or eight) groups. Assign each group a section or sections of the poem—Section IV may be grouped with either III or V, at your discretion. To begin, each group should perform a close reading of their chosen section and make a list of any literary, political, linguistic, or...

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