Day 3

The Canterbury Tales Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read the Miller's Prologue and Tale.

Skim the Squire's Tale. Since the main interest of this tale is how it is a parody of a romance that goes nowhere, there is no need to read it as closely as others. Unlike the Tale of Sir Thopas, though, this tale--though it is not much of a narrative--has plenty of colorful description and exotic magic items to make it a fun read.

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.3: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.

  2. 2

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.6: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks,...

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