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Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Pixton Lesson Plan on Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings poetry to life with comics and storyboards.
Pixton Lesson Plan on Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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  • Narrator from Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Narrator

    Spoke to a traveller about visiting Egypt

  • Traveller from Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Traveller

    The traveller that visted Egypt and is telling the narrator about it

  • Ozymandias from Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Ozymandias

    Also known as King Ramses, he ruled Egypt for many years

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Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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  • Cloud
    Cloud
  • Dunes
    Dunes
  • Heart
    Heart
  • Pyramid
    Pyramid
  • Sarcophagus
    Sarcophagus
  • Stand
    Stand
  • Stone
    Stone
  • Sun
    Sun
  • Tree
    Tree
  • Wall
    Wall
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Teacher Guide

Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Step 1Class discussion with students

Getting Started

  • Introduce your students to the Egyptian King Ramses II, known as Ozymandias to the Ancient Greeks. A good resource is Discovering Egypt

Opening Discussion

  • After learning about this great pharaoh, what kind of person do you think Ozymandias was?

  • If you had a chance to have a statue made of yourself, would you do it? If so, where and why?
Step 2Pixton comic-making activities
Step 3Concluding discussion with students
  • How does the author describe Ozymandias through the statue?
  • How do you think Ozymandias would react is he saw the state of his statue described in the poem?
  • Why do you think the author chose to write this story as a conversation?
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Pixton Activity: Ozymandias 1 Imagery

Intro

Translating words into images is an important skill to have, whether you physically draw the images or imagine them in your head. The more attention you pay to the words, the more detailed the image will be.

Instructions

Creating a comic using 1-4 panels, choose a scene from the poem to develop. Be sure to read the chosen section of the poem carefully, paying attention to details. See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Rubric: Imagery

Use this interactive rubric for easy, thorough assessment. It can even be used by students for self-assessment!

5 4 3 2 1
Overview The image is focused, has thoughtful details and is insightful. The image is clear, well developed, and logical. The image is easy to follow; ideas are correct, but may be basic or simple. The image discusses some relevant ideas, but may have frequent errors. The image is hard to follow; ideas are not developed.
Meaning Ideas, information and use of detail • strong point of view
• develops ideas clearly and logically with details, examples, and descriptions
• relevant ideas with consistent analysis
• logical descriptions or examples clarify and develop the ideas
• relevant ideas with some analysis
• examples or descriptions are simple and consistent
• few relevant ideas
• examples or descriptions may be poorly developed or illogical
• ideas are not developed
• few details or descriptions
Form Organization and sequence (beginning, middle, end) • proper organization
• sequence is highly effective and has purpose
• panels are thoughtful and detailed
• all panels are organized or logical
• logical sequence
• all panels are present
• most panels are organized or logical
• consistent attention to sequence
• all panels are present
• some panels are organized or logical
• some attention to sequence
• some panels may be missing
• panels are not organized or logical
• no attention to sequence
• panels are missing
Conventions Complete sentences, spelling, punctuation, grammar (e.g.,
use of pronouns; agreement; verb tense
• correct sentence structure, grammar, spelling and punctuation; may include some errors in complex structures • few errors in basic sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors do not interfere with meaning • occasional errors in sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors rarely interfere with meaning • several errors in sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors may make parts hard to follow • repeated errors in basic sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar often make the writing hard to understand
Total

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Pixton Activity: Ozymandias 2 Major Themes

Instructions

Identify a theme with at least two examples in the poem and depict them in a Mind Map or Storyboard:

  • Identify the theme in the title or map center.
  • Identify the line number(s) in the panel title.
  • Create an image that summarizes the scene.
  • Formulate a brief description of how the example fits the theme. See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Rubric: Major Themes

Use this interactive rubric for easy, thorough assessment. It can even be used by students for self-assessment!

5 4 3 2 1
Overview The theme is highly developed; examples have significant purpose and are highly detailed. The theme is well developed; examples are specific and provide ample support. The theme is briefly discussed; examples are accurate but not fully explained. The theme is poorly discussed; vague or irrelevant examples. The theme is not identified; lacks any supporting examples.
Meaning Ideas, information and use of detail • strong point of view
• develops ideas clearly and logically with details, examples, and descriptions
• relevant ideas with consistent analysis
• logical descriptions or examples clarify and develop the ideas
• relevant ideas with some analysis
• examples or descriptions are simple and consistent
• few relevant ideas
• examples or descriptions may be poorly developed or illogical
• ideas are not developed
• few details or descriptions
Style Clarity, variety, impact of visuals and language • language is clear, varied
• flows smoothly; variety in sentences
• images and characters are fully developed; high attention to detail
• language is clear with some variety
• includes a variety of sentence lengths and patterns
• images and characters have purpose and significance
• language is clear with little variety
• basic sentence structures with a few variations
• images and characters are basic, but have purpose
• basic language; vague at times
• repeats a few basic sentence structures
• images and characters have minimal development
• vague, incorrect and repetitive language
• poorly constructed sentences; little variety
• images and characters are poorly developed
Form Organization and sequence • proper organization
• examples are properly referenced
• panels are thoughtful and detailed
• all panels are organized or logical
• examples are properly referenced
• all panels are present
• most panels are organized or logical
• examples are properly referenced
• all panels are present
• some panels are organized or logical
• examples are not/improperly referenced
• some panels may be missing
• panels are not organized or logical
• examples are not referenced
• panels are missing
Conventions The text demonstrates standard English conventions of usage and mechanics • demonstrates precise English conventions
• uses eloquent words, rich sensory language and mood to convey a realistic picture
• demonstrates precise English conventions
• uses precise words, controlled sensory language and mood to convey a realistic picture
• demonstrates standard English conventions
• uses words and phrases, telling details and sensory language to convey a vivid picture
• demonstrates some accuracy in standard English conventions of usage and mechanics • contains multiple inaccuracies in Standard English conventions of usage and mechanics
Total
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Pixton Activity: Ozymandias 3 Figurative Language

Intro

Figurative language is when authors use words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal meaning. Poets often use different types of figurative language to enhance their writing. These include:

  • Metaphor - comparing two things without using the words “like” or “as” (She was an angry lion)
  • Simile - Comparing two things using the words “like” or “as” (He was as hungry as a hippo)
  • Personification - Giving non-human things human like qualities (The trees danced in the wind)
  • Understatement - Intentionally making a situation seem less important than it really is. (I won the lottery last night. Not much, only 10 million dollars)
  • Onomatopoeia - Words that are sounds (The door banged against the wall)
  • Oxymoron - two words that are opposite are placed side by side (jumbo shrimp, deafening silence, pretty ugly)
  • Hyperbole - A deliberate exaggeration (I’m so hungry I could eat a horse)
  • Allusion - A reference to a well-known person, place, thing or event (What, are you going to go all Shakespeare on us?)
  • Idiom - A common phrase that doesn’t mean what is literally says (Tommy gave Sue the cold shoulder when he passed)

Instructions

In the poem Ozymandias, there are various types figurative language that are present. Using a Storyboard format, identify at least two examples of figurative language and explain.

  • Identify the type of figurative language in the panel title.
  • Quote the example and identify the line or stanza.
  • Formulate a brief description of what the figurative language means.
  • Create an image that summarizes the example. See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Rubric: Figurative Language

Use this interactive rubric for easy, thorough assessment. It can even be used by students for self-assessment!

5 4 3 2 1
Overview The example of figurative language is highly developed; examples have significant purpose and are highly detailed. The example of figurative language is well developed; examples are specific and provide ample support. The example of figurative language is briefly discussed; examples are accurate but not fully explained. The example of figurative language is poorly discussed; vague or irrelevant examples. The example of figurative language is not identified; lacks any supporting examples.
Meaning Ideas, information and use of detail • strong point of view
• develops ideas clearly and logically with details, examples, and descriptions
• relevant ideas with consistent analysis
• logical descriptions or examples clarify and develop the ideas
• relevant ideas with some analysis
• examples or descriptions are simple and consistent
• few relevant ideas
• examples or descriptions may be poorly developed or illogical
• ideas are not developed
• few details or descriptions
Style Clarity, variety, impact of visuals and language • language is clear, varied
• flows smoothly; variety in sentences
• images and characters are fully developed; high attention to detail
• language is clear with some variety
• includes a variety of sentence lengths and patterns
• images and characters have purpose and significance
• language is clear with little variety
• basic sentence structures with a few variations
• images and characters are basic, but have purpose
• basic language; vague at times
• repeats a few basic sentence structures
• images and characters have minimal development
• vague, incorrect and repetitive language
• poorly constructed sentences; little variety
• images and characters are poorly developed
Form Organization and sequence • proper organization
• examples are properly referenced
• panels are thoughtful and detailed
• all panels are organized or logical
• examples are properly referenced
• all panels are present
• most panels are organized or logical
• examples are properly referenced
• all panels are present
• some panels are organized or logical
• examples are not/improperly referenced
• some panels may be missing
• panels are not organized or logical
• examples are not referenced
• panels are missing
Conventions The text demonstrates standard English conventions of usage and mechanics • demonstrates precise English conventions
• uses eloquent words, rich sensory language and mood to convey a realistic picture
• demonstrates precise English conventions
• uses precise words, controlled sensory language and mood to convey a realistic picture
• demonstrates standard English conventions
• uses words and phrases, telling details and sensory language to convey a vivid picture
• demonstrates some accuracy in standard English conventions of usage and mechanics • contains multiple inaccuracies in Standard English conventions of usage and mechanics
Total

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