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The Lady of Shalott - teaching resource

The Lady of Shalott Teaching Resources

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The Lady of Shalott Unit of Work  

This unit of work for Tennyson's The Lady of Shalott is made up of a 144-slide PowerPoint presentation and 22 worksheets. It is based on the 1842 version of the poem, covers many of the key areas required by the National Curriculum, and includes a variety of activities for students of all abilities.

The unit is designed for use with lower KS3, but it could be adapted for use with Year 5/6.

Contents include:

- Activities to develop knowledge of the poem’s ‘story’ 

- Exploration of setting and descriptive language

- Analysis of the characters of the Lady and Sir Lancelot

- Comprehension questions (with answers) to test understanding

- Studying the use of metaphors, onomatopoeia and pathetic fallacy

- Cloze, storyboarding and sequencing activities to consolidate understanding

- Context - King Arthur, myths and legends explored

- Themes - tasks to discuss loneliness and isolation

- How to write about poetry using evidence from the text

- Creating a children's storybook version of the poem

- A range of videos to help with contextual understanding

- Empathetic writing - The Lady's diary

- An essay task

- A copy of the 1842 version of the poem

To preview this unit of work in more detail click on the PowerPoint images.

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