Select a character from the Prologue, and then view the video below. It contains helpful tips on how to complete this assignment if you find that you are having trouble!
The tips I discussed to help you get an "A" are as follows:
Please note: I never told you all that you had to write all of this information. You are more than welcome to copy and paste your section into a Doc and then highlight the words or sentences you are annotating. When you highlight text in Docs, it opens up a comment box. Just copy and paste the new information you gather into your Doc and then you will have annotated your text.
After students select their character and complete the above steps, they will complete the following assignments for their section of the text:
Below you will find the complete Prologue for the Canterbury Tales. If you need a review on how to use Notice and Note, Bloom's Taxonomy, or the Choice Board, then keep reading after the pdf.
Directions for Notice and Note Literature:
Directions for Bloom's Taxonomy:
Here is another version of the Bloom's Taxonomy chart. Use this one if it is easier for you, or use a combination of both. Just make sure you write a question about your character using a question stem from each level.
Directions for Depth and Complexity Board:
Theme and Central Idea
Let's Learn a Little Bit About Chaucer's Background
Please click on the file below. It contains a PowerPoint with information on Chaucer's life and on the characters you will read about in the Prologue. Use the PowerPoint to help you fill-in-the-blanks on your notes, and then use your notes to help you study for the quiz you will have over this information.
As an alternative assignment for the www.study.com assignments given at the beginning of the semester, you have the option to make up those grades. Here's how:
Please send me a remind if you have questions.
Due: 10/ 17 B Day and 10/18 A Day!
We are completing two anticipation activities that encourage students to use schema. Huh? What's that? I'm glad you asked. Schema is the use of relevant background knowledge, prior knowledge, or just plain experience. When students use their schemata to make connections to the text they are reading, their comprehension increases. Good readers constantly try to make sense out of what they read by seeing how it fits with what they already know.
With that said, the two activities we will complete in class serve to use and build upon your background knowledge so that you can more easily understand The Canterbury Tales.
Activity 1: "Opinionnaire"
Students will state whether they strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements:
1. You can always trust people in positions of power.
2. Poor people are poor because they have no work ethic.
3. Works of literature are meant only to entertain.
4. Strong people cannot be beautiful.
5. Repentance can be bought.
6. Church people are always hypocrites.
7. It is wrong to criticize society.
Activity 2: Tea Party
You all also wanted a fun activity, but there are some things we have to do to make this actually school-related activity a success.
In order for this activity to work, we need people to bring tea party items. Below you will find a list of sign-up genius links organized by class period. Click the link associated with your specific class and then sign-up for the item you are willing to supply. Remember, if you do not bring an item, you cannot participate and will complete the activity on your own for homework. If you are having some type of hardship that will prevent you from purchasing an item, please let me know privately AHEAD of time.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Once we complete this activity, I will ask you to fill out a survey. This survey will count as a grade, so don't forget to check back here for more details!
Ms. Davis is my name and teaching English (along with several other superhuman powers) is my game. I love language and the power of words, and I hope some of my enthusiasm rubs off on you as well.