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Teaching The Canterbury Tales - Chapter Summary
If you need to plan lessons or a unit on The Canterbury Tales, check out these helpful teacher resources. These mobile-friendly resources include suggested unit and lessons plans, as well as effective discussion questions, project ideas, classroom activities and more. You can access this chapter on any computer or mobile device, which allows you to plan at home, in school or when you're on-the-go.
How It Helps
- Helps plan lessons: Our unit and lesson plans enable you to quickly implement a fully-dimensional curriculum for The Canterbury Tales.
- Engages students: The included class activities are designed to help your students enjoy the process of learning about Chaucer's famous tales.
- Improves critical thinking skills: The chapter's discussion, essay and comprehension questions can help your students improve their understanding and think critically about The Canterbury Tales.
By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Plan a comprehensive unit and lessons for The Canterbury Tales
- Evaluate your students' understanding of The Canterbury Tales with comprehension, discussion and essay questions
- Help your students come up with creative project ideas
- Engage your students with fun class activities
1. The Canterbury Tales Unit Plan
There are a few good reasons Geoffrey Chaucer's 'The Canterbury Tales' has been read for more than 600 years. In this lesson, teachers are provided with a weekly unit plan that can be used to teach 'The Canterbury Tales' to students.
2. The Canterbury Tales Lesson Plan
The Canterbury Tales, one of the early classics in English literature, is a renowned but challenging selection. This lesson plan will help your students understand its theme and historic context through research, a close reading, and a creative writing activity
3. The Canterbury Tales Comprehension Questions
'The Canterbury Tales' by Geoffrey Chaucer is an epic story in verse, written about a group on pilgrimage and the stories they tell on the way. This lesson has a variety of comprehension questions that you can use to assess student's knowledge.
4. The Canterbury Tales Discussion Questions
If you are reading Chaucer's ''The Canterbury Tales'' with your students, you have an exciting but challenging journey ahead of you. This lesson offers discussion questions that can help students make sense of the text.
5. The Canterbury Tales Activities
''The Canterbury Tales'' is a collection of stories told by travelers on their way to Canterbury. The activities in this lesson are designed to help your students connect to the story through characters, reflection of the timeline of the story, and in the setting of the tale.
6. The Canterbury Tales Essay Questions
'The Canterbury Tales,' considered Geoffrey Chaucer's best work, is an anthology of classic tales written in verse. This lesson provides a selection of essay questions for varying ages.
7. The Canterbury Tales Project Ideas
If you are teaching Chaucer's 'The Canterbury Tales,' you have an exciting journey ahead of you. The projects in this lesson are designed to help your students showcase their understanding of the text.
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