Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Lesson plans and teaching ideas

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Biography and Background

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Biography from Wikipedia.

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Lesson Plans

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
This page from the Victorian Web provides links to biography, background information, themes, setting, imagery, and more.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Brief biography, links to online poems.

"Charge of the Light Brigade"
These lesson plans are on a separate page.

Dramatic Interpretation of Monologue Poems
This lesson asks students to act out dramatic monologues such as "Ulysses."

"The Eagle"
Analysis and suggestions for responding to the poem.

Enjoying "The Lady of Shalott"
Summary, both versions of the poem, and critical commentary, including suggestions for essay topics and a warning against romanticizing suicide. A good site for both teachers and students.

"The Lady of Shalott" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
This study guide includes analysis, themes, and vocabulary.

"The Lady of Shalott"
This 18-page packet includes a variety of activities and printables. It has been prepared for students at Key Stage 3 and is probably most suitable for Year 8/9 students.

More than you ever wanted to know about Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott"
Artwork, hypertext, criticism, and related links to accompany a lesson on this poem.

Quotations by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Famous quotations from Tennyson.

Repeat After Us
Audio files and texts of three Tennyson poems: "Break, Break, Break," "Crossing the Bar," and "The Charge of the Light Brigade." A good site for LD students, ELL students, and for those who read well and might like to record and contribute. Files are in alphabetical order by poet; scroll down.

Tennyson Study Questions
Questions for analysis and discussion covering several of Tennyson's poems.

Background, analysis, and suggestions for responding to the poem.