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December 9 , 2011. Agenda. Writing Prompt Vocabulary Our prologue. Which humorous shows/stories/films do you like? Why do you like them? What makes them funny? Describe one or two of your favorite comedic shows. Writing Prompt. Essay. Please turn essay in in the following order

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December 9 2011

December 9, 2011

Agenda

  • Writing Prompt

  • Vocabulary

  • Our prologue

  • Which humorous shows/stories/films do you like? Why do you like them? What makes them funny? Describe one or two of your favorite comedic shows

Writing Prompt


Essay

Essay

Please turn essay in in the following order

  • Rubric

  • Final draft

  • Rough draft(s)

  • Essay prewriting sheet


The canterbury tales the story

The Canterbury Tales – the story

  • A group of people are going on a pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral

  • http://www.great-britain.co.uk/world-heritage/canterbury-cathedral.htm


Vocabulary

Vocabulary

  • pilgrim – traveler, one seeking something or someplace

  • shrine – object of worship, often associated with a saint

  • martyr – one who dies for his or her beliefs

  • cathedral – church that is the seat of the bishop

  • scapegoat – person who gets blamed

  • franklin – free landowner

  • array - variety

  • yew – evergreen tree

  • meek-mild, unoffensive

  • devout - dedicated


The setting and characters

The setting and characters

  • April

  • 29 people are on their way from the Tabard Inn in London to Canterbury Cathedral

  • The travelers represent the three main groups of medieval people

    • Those who work

    • Those who pray

    • Those who fight


Why tales

Why tales

  • The travelers needed entertainment for the journey. They agreed that each person would tell one story to pass the time

  • The stories tell us about life in the late Middle Ages and about the person telling the story

  • Chaucer uses satire – humor that makes fun of people (think the Simpsons) – to make comments about different classes and groups


Listen

Listen

  • 1. What rhythm does Chaucer use?

  • 2. Line by line – what does each line mean (work this out with a partner)

    • Hint – Ram refers to a sign of the zodiac

    • Hint – a palmer is a pilgrim


The characters

The characters

  • With a partner, choose a character from the tales and complete the following questions:

    • 1. Does your character work, pray or fight?

    • 2. Describe physical/mental characteristics

    • 3. Does the narrator like your character?

  • Be prepared to explain your character to the class and to read the character’s prologue aloud.

  • As you listen, take notes on the different characters. Make a chart of who prays, who works and who fights


Character chart p1

Character Chart p1


Character chart p3

Character Chart p3


Character chart p6

Character Chart p6


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