Students are fascinated by the diversity displayed among the pilgrims of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. This activity guides kids to discover Chaucer's overt and subtle descriptions in the prologue making the adventure even more intriguing.PDF AND DIGITAL-ENABLED FOR DISTANCE LEARNINGChaucer’s poem
This bundle includes my two project-based activities for The Prologue of The Canterbury Tales and The Pardoner's Tale. If you're looking to liven up your unit ad ditch the traditional study guide and multiple choice test, these activities are for you! These interactive activities will engage student
Finishing an exploration of a great piece of literature such as Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales calls for fun and creative assessment opportunities! This project pack will help you assess students fairly using Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences.
This project pack includes all eight
Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales is such a challenging text for many students. See them finally engage with it when they put themselves in the pilgrims' shoes and tell tales of their own. Don't let class become a slog of wondering what on earth is happening in each tale, get students to buy in to the
This is an assignment sheet for a project based on The Canterbury Tales. After reading about the different characters Chaucer describes in his General Prologue, students will begin this project which will have them create their own character based on modern day careers.Click here to save money with
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I designed this project as a culminating, summative assessment after reading Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for English 4; however, the project is adaptable for a journey-themed unit or a poetry unit.
Anticipatory Set: I begin by showing students the Canterbury Pilgrim’s
An excellent group activity that really brings the tale into focus before you get started! Student imagine that are going on a long journey with a group of people that "think" they have nothing in common with. Great if done as a pre-reading project and presentation. Can be done with posterboard or a
Forget the analysis or research essay-- use this inquiry project to help students explore the social justice issues present in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales!
In this project, students will compose an inquiry-based analysis regarding one social justice issue from The Canterbury Tales. This
For use with the General Prologue, this handout guides students through creating a poster making a modern-day connection to the Pilgrims and their qualities.
Also included is a rubric that could be used for students to present their posters as a group, and a introductory PowerPoint that you may j
This is a hands on, student led project that lets students explore The Prologue of Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales". Each student is assigned a different pilgrim to "become". I usually give students a class period or two to prepare and then we spend a day or two presenting. This project
The unit includes The General Prologue, The Miller's Tale, The Knight's Tale, The Reeve's Tale and The Wife of Bath stories, and questions in PDF format. A final, "Write Your Own Tale" is included for a culminating project and summative assessment.
The Canterbury Tales - A character analysis / art project that culminates in a dramatic reading, a presentation, and a short skit. This is a two or three day assignment (depending on your class length) that can be used at the beginning of your Canterbury Tales unit to help students understand Chauc
The New Canterbury Tales Pilgrim Project. Document contains four original sketches of contemporary people and occupations. Students create their own heroic couplet characterizations! This project is very flexible. You can have create posters, Google Slides, or other visual represenations.
This sheet contains a poetry project your students will enjoy! It makes a concise and effective culminating activity for your unit on The Canterbury Tales. The sheet contains instructions and a mentor poem to inspire students to craft a 20-line prologue similar to Chaucer's Prologue to The Canterbur
Bring Chaucer's pilgrims to life with this inference-based, engaging video assignment! Students produce faux-documentary style videos which introduce Chaucer's pilgrims to their classmates. Students love this assignment!Included in this resource:teacher notesassignment sheet with editable rubric (
This project asks students to rewrite one of the Canterbury Tales written by Geoffery Chaucer. This can be an individual assignment or completed in groups.This product includes: Daily teacher schedule in which I briefly outline what I did in my class following up to the project.Prezi presentation I
This humorous project combines the characters from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales with online dating. I have included an example that uses the Miller. Students have the opportunity to be creative and analytical.
The PBL for this unit focuses on the significance retelling history. It includes the following items with all necessary materials:- Life Timeline- Short Narrative- Paideia- Analysis Writing- PresentationClick here to save money with the The Canterbury Tales Bundle!
Finishing an exploration of a great piece of literature such as Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales calls for fun and creative assessment opportunities! This project will help you assess students fairly using Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences.
The "Illuminate a 'Tale'" project asks st
For this assignment, I put my students in groups and have them read "The Pardoner's Tale" and "The Wife of Bath's Tale" from the Canterbury Tales (we do the Prologue together). This is one of my students' favorite assignments!
This group assignment is for small groups of 3-5 students and you can a
Bring to life The Canterbury Tales. Break up the tales and have your students get in groups and present a specific tale to the class. Group project consists of reading the tale, answering questions, making copies for the class, and presenting through video or powerpoint.
Help students consider how these pilgrims might present themselves in today's society. Using the text (the description of the characters in the General Prologue), students are then asked to create a (fake or real) social media account for their assigned pilgrim, using Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, o
Introducing The Canterbury Tales doesn't HAVE to include memorizing it in Chaucer's English. This project introduces the prologue by allowing students to read and annotate in groups. They process the information in the prologue by creating a presentation that introduces the characters and determin
Do your students complain about this "boring" text? My students always do; they just don't really get into it. After years of complaining, I decided to find a variety of activities to encourage participation and increase enjoyment.
After reviewing the history of the time period, I read the firs