The Canterbury Tales Body Biography Bundle For Print and Digital is filled with all you need to teach and promote the amazing pilgrims from the medieval timeless tale. Your students will experience the unique approach of using a collaborative poster, Geoffrey Chaucer’s collection, The Canterbury Tales, textual evidence, research, and the body biography project!
** The Canterbury Tales Body Biography Bundle includes the digital body biography file. Includes Google Slides for distance learning**
This middle ages literary project can be used any time of the year. The project bundle includes 16 pilgrims from The Canterbury Tales. Give your students a relevant and modern experience while promoting the 4 C’s, Chaucer, and achievement. Leave the body biographies up all year long! I adapted the body biography concept to align with citing textual evidence, character traits, research, and inference skills.
Includes 16 choices:
★ each poster is a character from The Canterbury Tales. Featuring fun but mature images- appealing to all grades. Black and white / line art for your students to add color and design.
★ Poster is 32 inches high by 10 inches wide. It requires 4 pages each.
★ Rubric
★ Reflection Questions for group work
★ Bonus – characterization pre-planning sheets for each pilgrim!
★ Student handout that explains each part of the body biography project (there are 12 parts).
★ Teacher set up directions, learning objective / learning outcomes, background, tips, and CCSS
Here is your list:
Wife of Bath
The Knight
The Squire
The Merchant
Man of Law
The Cook
The Doctor (physician)
The Miller
The Prioress
The Yeoman
The Monk
The Friar
The Summoner
The Pardoner
The Oxford Cleric
The Plowman
**Author Study for Geoffrey Chaucer is your bonus file! Also sold separately!
What’s the Student Objective?
•Review what is supportive evidence.
•Define the literary term “character trait” and explore how to provide details that support their inferences (apply this skill similar to exploring a fictional text).
•Use the novel, class notes, and web resources to research the character (subject), then cite evidence to find accurate and descriptive word choice.
•Fill out the body biography graphic organizer/poster.
Group work should promote:
•Intellectual understanding, abilities, and skills.
•Communication, cooperative, and teamwork skills such as planning. management, leadership, and peer support.
•Personal growth (increased self-esteem and self-confidence).
Other resources for The Canterbury Tales and Geoffrey Chaucer you may be interested in:
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★ Classroom Décor
★ Bulletin Board
★ Hallway
★ Showcase Display
Directions are clear and explicit.
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