What is it?
These Pardoner’s Tale Analysis Questions will guide your students through one of the selections from The Canterbury Tales. This activity includes 21 questions that require close reading and understanding of the text.
Why is it needed?
The Pardoner’s Tale is a dense, deep text that requires thoughtful analysis and discussion to fully understand. Chaucer’s language can be difficult for modern students to dissect, and without thought-provoking questions, many nuances of the text may be missed.
How is it used?
This Pardoner’s Tale activity is designed for in-class use, though the questions could be assigned as homework. The implementation of these questions is up to you; you could lead a whole class discussion, or students might work in pairs or small groups to analyze the Pardoner’s Tale. After their own analysis, bring the class back together for a discussion of their interpretations.
What is included?
Your download includes a 2-page PDF document. The file includes 21 questions about The Pardoner's Tale.
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