The Merchant's Prologue & Tale: Comprehensive Guide for AS/A Level (first teaching 2015)

Set text for:
  • OCR AS & A Level
  • Eduqas A Level

Ready-to-use, detailed study notes help your students get to grips with Chaucer's irreverent tale of infidelity and trickery. Fantastically clear and comprehensive analysis breaks down the Middle English text into manageable chunks for students.

Each pack tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each poem
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    To support teaching by making sure all key areas are covered
Engage your students! Includes debate prompts • active learning tasks • further reading suggestions • key literary and linguistic terms • practice essay questions throughout!

A glossary of key terms ensures full understanding
A Modern English translation of each section makes the text accessible to all

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (1005)
“A good use of critical material, helpfully in chronological order, will inform student discussion and challenge higher ability students. The discussion questions throughout are interesting and could lead to a possible homework essay question or can be kept for general research or discussion.” - T Tooze, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer
“A clear and effective resource. The activities and assignments are excellent - they provide the pupil with opportunities to produce oral and written work, covering creative writing, close language analysis, research tasks, interpretation, discussion, character study, analysis of style, technique, atmosphere and structure. A comprehensive pack." - Penglais English Department, Independent Reviewer