English: Chaucer’s The Merchant’s Prologue & Tale Activity Pack for AS/A Level


Bring Chaucer’s rollicking tale to life and into the modern classroom. This invaluable activity pack provides a variety of ready-to-use handouts, covering the whole text, for you to mix and match to suit your class. Students will grow to know and love the text through engaging activities and constant encouragement to explore the medieval world. Struggling students are supported and high-fliers are encouraged to dig deeper.

  • Prepare
    Pre-reading exercises provide a starting point for study
  • Explore
    Appealing scene-by-scene tasks guide students through the text, allowing them to gain understanding and analytical skills while remaining engaged
  • Reflect
    Whole-text activities show the bigger picture, exploring key areas of: Characterisation • Relationships • Genre • Themes • Attitudes and Values • Writer’s use of language • Form • Structure • Context • Critical Reception
  • Apply
    Strengthen exam skills and improve essay technique with practice questions, mark schemes and annotated sample essays with activities for OCR and Eduqas.

Plus! Answers to all activities included.

“An excellent, carefully considered resource that really responds to the various weightings of assessment objectives. The encouragement to dig deep into the text and marry poetic devices to reader generated meaning was very impressive. There is an intensity of engagement with Chaucer’s text that is both stimulating and exemplary – showing students the type of close textual skills they must develop. There is constant encouragement to dig deeper for those students that require further deep level exploration of the texts, its author and its social context, while always ensuring that all students can be both stretched intellectually but also safely supported through insightful commentary and explanation.” – M Meally, Head of A Level English, Independent Reviewer

Price is £79 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
Click here for full details and to order.


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