Day 1

The Canterbury Tales Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Chaucer's England

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project


    To research and understand more about the historical context of Chaucer's writing.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.7


    Create, as a class, a KWL ("Know/Want to Know/Learned") chart for the historical context of the Late Middle Ages when Chaucer was writing.

    For the "Know" column, solicit student knowledge about the Middle Ages in general and Chaucer's time in particular, based on their reading for homework and prior knowledge.

    Assign individual students or small groups of students to different topics in...

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