Teacher

Description

Overview:
This is a 10-20 minute activity that frontloads T.S. Eliot's "The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock" using a Terry Gross interview with Stephen Colbert. In the interview, Colbert tells Gross about his fascination with the masks we wear. He then pulls in a favorite song of his - "The Best Imitation of Myself" by Ben Folds - to illustrate the concept of 'faking' identity. Next steps after this activity: reading and annotating the poem itself. This activity is an excellent example to use for teaching 'allusion.'
Subject:
Arts and Humanities, English Language Arts
Level:
High School
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lecture, Lesson Plan, Reading
Author:
Date Added:
03/09/2016
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Text/HTML

Comments

Standards

No Alignments yet.

Evaluations

No evaluations yet.

Tags (6)