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The Canterbury Tales LitPlan Lesson Plans (Download)

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The Canterbury Tales LitPlan Lesson Plans (Download)


266 pages
Written by Mary B. Collins
Grades 11-12

Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.

It includes:

27 Daily Lessons 
Short answer study questions
Multiple choice quiz questions
Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment
3 detailed writing assignments
Individual and group activities
Critical thinking discussion questions
5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced)
Evaluation forms
Review puzzles & games
Bulletin board ideas
Reproducible student materials
And more!

A Few Additional Notes

We used the Coghill modern translation of Chaucer's tales. If you use another translation, the vocabulary parts of this unit will not be very useful, but everything else can work.

The materials in this manual are based on the Prologue and thirteen of the tales--tales by the Knight, the Miller, the Reeve, the Shipman, the Prioress, the Nun's Priest, the Pardoner, the Wife of Bath, the Friar, the Summoner, the Clerk, the Merchant, and the Franklin. For each of these tales there are short answer study questions, multiple choice study/quiz questions, vocabulary worksheets, vocabulary and text word search puzzles, vocabulary and text crossword puzzles, and extra worksheets.

LitPlan Uses

These materials are geared for whole class use but are very easily adapted for independent study work, lit circles or book groups, home school use, or tutoring. If you have never taught this book before, this manual will give you a great foundation of materials on a variety of levels. If you have taught this book before, you might like to know that many veteran teachers have told us they have found our LitPlan Teacher Pack manuals to be much more thorough and more helpful than other materials they have used.

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