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Exploring The Prologue to The Canterbury Tales using Wikis

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Exploring The Prologue to The Canterbury Tales using Wikis

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute blocks
Lesson Author

Kathy Stagner Nichols

Marietta, Georgia

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Collaborating, Writing, Linking: Using Wikis to Tell Stories Online

Students become online authors in this lesson in which they write and post a short story using wiki technology.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Analyzing Symbolism, Plot, and Theme in Death and the Miser

Students apply the analytical skills that they use when reading literature to an exploration of the underlying meaning and symbolism in Hieronymous Bosch’s early Renaissance painting Death and the Miser.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Reading Literature in Translation: Beowulf as a Case Study

Using several translations of the same passage of Beowulf, this lesson introduces students to the idea that translation is not an objective practice, but that it involves "imaginative reconstruction."

 

Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

An Introduction to Beowulf: Language and Poetics

Students are introduced to Old English and the poetic devices of alliteration, kenning, and compounding in preparation for reading the epic poem Beowulf.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Profile Publisher

Students use the Profile Publisher to draft online social networking profiles, yearbook profiles, and newspaper or magazine profiles for themselves, other real or fictional characters.

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Connecting with Young Adult Authors through Writing

This activity guides teens in reaching out to authors of books they love by composing personal letters or connecting to authors through their websites or blogs.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Personal Playlists: Ten Favorite Songs

Work with a teen to create a wiki with everything people should know about the teen’s top ten favorite songs—and your favorite songs as well! Then invite friends to add their favorite songs too.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Comics and Graphic Novels

Instead of creating traditional book reports or writing summaries, get “graphic” by creating a comic book or cartoon adaptation of the major scenes from the books.

 

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