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Week 6: "The Pardoner's Tale" from the Canterbury Tales by Geoffery Chaucer     Internet Textbook

Monday: Each student will find an Internet picture that exemplifies each word's meaning.  The student must then copy and paste the pictures into a PowerPoint show prepared by the teacher.  As the quarter progresses, this assignment will also include finding synonyms and antonyms for words.   
abominable   absolution
blasphemy    avarice
carouse         covetous
pallor             superfluity
sauntered      transcend

Look over this week's writing assignment. 

Examine the original language of Chaucer, pgs 104-5.
Read the description of the Pardoner, pg 121-122. 
Read "Background" pg 103.
Read "The Prologue"

Answer Focus Question 1:
Describe the character of the Pardoner as it is presented in "The Prologue". 
Answer Plan:
1 Restate the prompt as an intro to the answer. 
2 Write several sentences giving examples.  Use quotes if possible. 
3 Conclude with a statement of your opinion. 

Writing for this Week:
Option 1: Chaucer's "The Pardoner's Tale" is based on the theme, "Money is the root of all evil." Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why? Use examples from pieces we have read to support your opinion. 

Option 2: Write on the theme of hypocrisy.  Analyze how Chaucer uses this tale to critique human behavior.  What message is Chaucer attempting to portray by these pilgrims' experiences?  How are they applicable to today's society? 

Focus for 1st Quarter:
Big ideas:
xx The Power Of Language To Transform Lives
xx oral tradition/ storytelling
xx  the power of language to transform lives
xx  the journey
xx  honor
xx  truth
xx  heroic codes
xx  value systems
xx  use of language
xx  transformation/ transformational thinking
In the transformation from oral language to the written word, universal truths of human nature were formalized.

The evolution of language impacts life.

Sometimes the journey itself is more important than the destination

Wed: Read The Canterbury Tales: "The Pardoner's Tale" by Geoffrey Chaucer, pg 130; about 7 1/2 pages long

Pardoner's Tale Animation  (8:54) 
An Excellent Live Action Film (5:51) 
Pardoner's Tale as a World-of-Warcraft (6:03) 
Another Live Action Film (6:03)   

Thurs: Quiz

See "Taking a Quiz". 
PDF Resource

Week 7: "The Wife of Bath's Tale"  from the Canterbury Tales by Geoffery Chaucer   Internet Textbook 

Monday: Each student will find an Internet picture that exemplifies each word's meaning.  The student must then copy and paste the pictures into a PowerPoint show prepared by the teacher.  As the quarter progresses, this assignment will also include finding synonyms and antonyms for words.   
bequest     concede
extort        implored
lineage      pestilence
prowess    suffice
temporal   void

Canterbury Tales: "The Wife of Bath's Tale" page 138; about 10 pgs other text versions:  HTML   Word  PDF

View Student Film Versions:
Luca Senise's Version (6:33)   
Enormous Films Version (5:09) this alters the story
Natsta 79's Version (6:39)     
What Women Want (1:42)
XXXlook for more               

Fri  22 Oct


See "Taking a Quiz". 

Focus Questions
How does the interpretation of language impact decision making?
How can studying the past lead to new opportunities for the future?
How do the heroes who are immortalized in literature reflect the cultural values of the time?
How have modern-day icons used language to transform our thinking?
Essential Questions
What evidence do I have that I am committed to learning?
Where will I find wisdom?
When is loyalty to myself more important than loyalty to a friend?
How do I demonstrate that I am open-minded enough to learn from my experiences?
How do the heroes of literature reflect the values of the time?
What journey will I take to become my own hero?

Writing for this Week:
Tell what you think it is that the opposite sex wants more than anything else. 

Intro Paragraph:  Restate the prompt as an intro to the answer. 
Body: Write several paragraphs giving examples.  Use quotes if possible. 
Conclusion:  A statement of your opinion. 

Week 9: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight     Internet Text

Read Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Use this first site to read as much as has been translated: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

use this second site to finish the poem: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

If time allows, the view the documentary film:
"Sir Gawain and the Green Knight".  YouTube:SuperSecret1. (59:01). 

Thurs: Review for the exam. 

Fri  Exam Part One. 

Glossary Link 1: Meyer Literature Site
Glossary Link 2: U of N C, Pembroke
Our glossary is on pgs 1189-1203

Informational text
Genre Study
Characteristics of
digital story
magazine feature articles
task force report
informational text(s) providing historical perspective
scientific article
Expository Elements
purpose and focus
organization, unity, coherence
word choice (style, tone, economy, clarity)
facts and details
organizational text structures
author's perspective
opinions and examples
causes and consequences
statements and arguments
text features/graphics
leads for sequence or chronology
technical/specialized vocabulary
Text Criteria
ACT Characteristics of Complex Text
Elements of a Proposal
purpose and significance
previous exploration of the topic
methods for conducting the study or project
concise (one page)
appropriate format/layout
Digital Story Elements
point of view
dramatic question
emotional content
your voice
sound track
economy of language
Historical/Cultural Perspective
history of the Anglo-Saxons
invasion of the Normans in 1066 AD
history of Middle Ages
feasting and boasting
role of religion

Reading, Listening/
Viewing Strategies and Activities
Narrative Text
Identify the use of the frame tale technique in a story
Complete graphic organizers charting characters, setting, conflict, theme, mood, and tone
Respond to the anchor texts read by recognizing/observing the authors' use of Old and Middle English
Informational Text
Use critical reading strategies to find the inferred meaning of the chrysalis metaphor
Read the "Preserving Research Collections" report taking a critical stance; identify and summarize key issues and the persuasive elements.
Explore authentic local community book clubs as a model for year-long book clubs for each unit; listen to and view members discussing a book they are currently reading; analyze interaction identifying protocols used
Class/group discussion using protocols
Critique peers' digital storytelling presentation using class-generated rubric
Listen to excerpts of
Beowulf, Anglo-Saxon Riddles, and The Canterbury Tales in Old English, Middle English, and Modern prose translation
Word Study/Vocabulary Activities
Examine various translations of Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales charting their similarities and differences, impact on syntax, and their placement within context. Assess which author's style is more appealing
Use roots, prefixes, suffixes, and context to examine the dynamic nature of language
Teacher Resource
"From Beowulf to Buzzwords"

Genre Study and Literary Analysis
narrative text
Genre Study
Characteristics of
the epic
Anglo-Saxon literature
Medieval literature
oral tradition
Literary Elements
epic verse
folk epic
appositive phrases
epic hero
The Canterbury Tales
frame tale
Literary Devices
use of repetition and rhyme
milestones for the developing English language
Prologue-view of life and cultural values in medieval England
Language Variety and Use
evolution from Old English to Middle English to Standard English to Standard American English
Critical Perspectives
contradictions in the role of religion