Canterbury Tales MEGA BUNDLE-- Great for Distance Learning & In Class Study!

Bespoke ELA
Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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93 pages
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This is the ONLY Canterbury Tales bundle you will need to teach Chaucer to your high school students! I have included 36 items in this Canterbury Tales bundle to give you the opportunity to select and plan lessons according to you and your students’ needs.

I have organized these items into three categories: Pre-Reading, During Reading, Post-Reading. That will help you select lessons and activities as you and your students move through the reading process.

Pre-Reading Activities

  1. Task Cards— Introductory Unit Discussion
  2. What is satire? WebQuest— Google Slides— Answer Key Included
  3. Satirical Devices Quiz & Answer Key
  4. Satirical Devices Google Forms Escape Room
  5. Satire Clips & Analysis
  6. Satire Deconstruction Guide
  7. Middle Ages & Canterbury Tales Virtual Field Trip & Sketch Notes
  8. Middle English vs. Modern English Activity
  9. Related Podcasts & Podcast Guide
  10. A Knight’s Tale Viewing Guide
  11. Agree/ Disagree Anticipation Guide
  12. Canterbury Tales Vocabulary List & Word Study Assignment
  13. Chaucer & Allusions Activity

Activities During Reading

  1. Chaucer’s Pilgrims Chart & Answer Key- for the Prologue
  2. Canterbury Tales Prologue Quiz & Answer Key
  3. Comparing and Contrasting Pilgrims VENN Diagram Activity
  4. Pilgrim Paragraph— Literary Analysis Practice with Student Sample
  5. Interactive Pilgrim Posters & Gallery Walk Activity
  6. Tale Reading Guide for All Tales
  7. “The Pardoner’s Tale” Reading Guide Answer Key
  8. “The Pardoner’s Tale” Quiz & Answer Key
  9. "The Pardoner's Tale" Graded Discussion
  10. “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” Reading Guide Answer Key
  11. “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” Quiz & Answer Key
  12. “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” Graded Discussion
  13. “The Miller's Tale” Reading Guide Answer Key
  14. “The Miller’s Tale” Quiz & Answer Key
  15. “The Miller’s Tale” Graded Discussion

Activities After Reading

  1. Stereotype Poem— Write your own modern-day version of Canterbury Tales
  2. Write Your Own Moralistic Tale Creative Writing Assignment
  3. Pilgrim Bio Poem
  4. Paired Texts & Analysis Guide
  5. Pilgrim Character Resume Activity
  6. Oral Presentation— Pilgrim Analysis Assignment
  7. Name That Pilgrim Review Quiz— Included as an Editable Google Doc
  8. The Canterbury Tales Unit Test— Included as an Editable Google Doc

There is enough content here to turn The Canterbury Tales into a 6-week unit or a week-long unit. We all know plans change, and we need to be flexible. In this bundle, you will find ways to assess literary analysis— objectively and subjectively— as well as creatively. I find that a blend of different methods works best for most groups of students because it helps them work on necessary skills while also targeting a strength.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


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