After Canterbury Tales
Telling modern pilgrims' tales
Imaginative unit which enables students to create their own 'pilgrim' and write their own Canterbury Tale, using the narrative structure of Chaucer's famous Canterbury Tales.
Stimulating and interesting collection of ideas which uses challenging literature in a user-friendly style
What do teachers say about this resource? (2741)
I thought that is was clearly presented and that the teacher instructions were easy to understand and had good ideas. This resource provides stimulation for pupils in their own writing, as well as helping them gain a deeper understanding of Chaucer's writing methods... The content of this resource is spot-on, with interesting ideas and practical assignments.
I think this resource is well structured and detailed. It is appropriate for the targeted age group. I really like the varied writing skills embedded in the unit. For example there are opportunities for various descriptive writing which helps the students to think about ways of writing which incorporate a first person narrative voice. I think this resource enhances learning tremendously. The historical and cross-circular activities/ information are geared towards the new Key Stage 3 curriculum which is replacing the current one in September. There are opportunities to work in pairs or in a small group, write collaboratively, there is an option of presenting their presenting their finished project or pieces of writing as a more traditional wall display or as an interactive word document which uses hyperlinks to link the students pieces together using the central menu page. The presentation and layout is orderly and easy to read. The content page makes it easy to access. I feel the resource meets the need of the Edexcel specification because it covers the objectives and meets the need for assessment of learning and assessing pupils progress structure/objectives.
A stimulating and interesting collection of ideas which uses challenging literature in a user-friendly style... The creation of a new pilgrim would really enable students to understand Chaucer's original intentions and original text as it provides a structure and framework around which to base ideas.