The Wife of Bath Prologue and Tale: Comprehensive Guide for IB

Language A: Literature, Part Two: Detailed Study

Suitable for both SL & HL

One of the most discussed women in medieval literature, The Wife of Bath is decisive, unyielding, and worldly. Thoughtful analysis, line-by-line tracking questions and creative worksheets support students’ study of Chaucer’s provocative tale. Focused assessment practice helps ensure your students are fully equipped for the Part Two oral commentary!

Discussion-based tasks! Throughout: oral tasks creatively engage students with the text, improving key articulation skills and providing that essential assessment practice!

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through the text
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on areas such as: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Put into practice
    Sample assessment materials replicate the structure of the oral commentary so students know exactly what to expect. Guiding and probing questions cater for all abilities. Plus! Discussion questions for HL students.
A super resource which provides an academic and practical approach to this text… enhances learning by making a tricky text accessible. V Denman, Head of English and Ind. Reviewer