Day 3

The Canterbury Tales Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Knight, His Son and the Miller

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    To compare the Miller's Tale to the Knight's and the Squire's in genre, language and content.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.3


    Lead a class-wide discussion with the central question: How is the Miller's Tale a response to the Knight's Tale?

    Students should consider both how the two characters interact, and the contrasts that Chaucer might be highlighting by his choices as an author.

    Guiding questions could include: How could the Miller's Tale be considered a satire of the Knight's Tale? How do they compare in register of...

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