Introduction to The Canterbury Tales. This is a great intro lesson in to any of the tales: The General Prologue, The Knight's Tale, The Miller's Prologue and Tale, The Reeve's Prologue and Tale, The Cook's Prologue and Tale, The Man of Law's Introduction, Prologue, Tale, and Epilogue, The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale, The Friar's Prologue and Tale, The Summoner's Prologue and Tale, The Clerk's Prologue and Tale, The Merchant's Prologue, Tale, and Epilogue, The Squire's Introduction and Tale
The Franklin's Prologue and Tale, The Physician's Tale, The Pardoner's Introduction, Prologue, and Tale
The Shipman's Tale
The Prioress's Prologue and Tale
The Prologue and Tale of Sir Thopas
The Tale of Melibee
The Monk's Prologue and Tale
The Nun's Priest's Prologue, Tale, and Epilogue
The Second Nun's Prologue and Tale
The Canon's Yeoman's Prologue and Tale
The Manciple's Prologue and Tale
The Parson's Prologue and Tale
Two lessons which explore the significance of the setting and various themes in the tale. Slideshow includes some key quotations - a great resource for adapting for various learners, or for a quick revision of the tale. Produced with Cambridge exam board for A-Level in mind.
Revision map for The Franklin’s Prologue and Tale by Chaucer. Created for A-Level students and includes the following key information in an easy to understand, but high level presentation:
The narrative with key quotations from each section of the text;
Structure of the text and significance;
Links to the Canterbury Tales as a whole and literary context;
Settings and explanations;
The Franklin and how he is significant in telling this tale;
Genre and the Breton Lay;
What some of the key critics say about The Franklin’s Tale;
Notes on Kittredge and the marriage group of tales.
Great opening resource for teaching Chaucer. This lesson introduces the Canterbury Tales and asks some key questions about the images in the opening. It also includes the opening to the general prologue with space for children to write under it and a translation.