There seems to be quite a bit of interest in this Canterbury Tales post from last year, so I’m reblogging it so more readers will locate it more easily! I’m getting ready to teach Canterbury Tales again in about a week, and if things go like they usually do, I’ll be creating some new resources and activities. I will definitely keep you posted on what transpires! I truly hope you enjoy this post. It includes videos, some go-with nonfiction texts (one from a blogger-friend who had no idea his essay would end up in my high school British Lit class LOL), plus a really useful prior knowledge activity. If you have any questions, please reach out by leaving a comment or sending me a message on my Contact page. Enjoy!
Five activities plus two videos
Teaching high school English after eight years of middle school is throwing me for a loop! There’s so much new content to learn, especially for my senior curriculum and its emphasis on British literature.
Side note: Yes, I’ve studied British literature for my master’s degree, but my schedule only allowed me to study from Romanticism to contemporary; I haven’t studied the earlier works in any formal way.
So basically, I’m feeling my way through British literature, but having a lot of fun doing it. We began the school year with the earliest literature from the Anglo-Saxon era. We read The Wanderer, The Seafarer, Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People, Beowulf, and Dream of the Rood. (For three recent posts on my Beowulf unit, click here, here, and here.)
So on Friday last week, as…
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