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Geoffrey Chaucer ( c. 1343 – 25 October 1400) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholars as the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language, rather than French or Latin.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Chaucer)

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 25 October known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to have been buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. also my great grandfather

Also known as the Father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer was the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was also the first poet to be buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. Chaucer was also famous as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer. He also had an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat.

Also known as the Father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer was the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was also the first poet to be buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. Chaucer was also famous as an author, philosopher, alchemist

The Canterbury Tales Prologue in Middle English - YouTube ~ Hear it in the original.

A reading of the Canterbury Tales Prologue in Middle English accompanied by the text so that one might learn it.

Tim McInnerny in "The Canterbury Tales: The Pardoner's Tale"

Tim McInnerny as the Pardoner in "The Canterbury Tales", TV animated series; "The Pardoner's Tale" ("Leaving London") No copyright infringements are me.

“'The Father of English Literature': the History of Geoffrey Chaucer" is a webquest that asks students to analyze informational text and construct a timeline. This webquest will familiarize students with Chaucer's life so that they can better contextualize their reading of The Canterbury Tales or any of his other works.

Father of English Literature: History of Chaucer - Canterbury Tales web quest

“'The Father of English Literature': the History of Geoffrey Chaucer" is a webquest that asks students to analyze informational text and construct a timeline. This webquest will familiarize students with Chaucer's life so that they can better contextualize their reading of The Canterbury Tales or any of his other works.

The Canterbury Tales Task Cards and Student Assignment

The canterbury tales task cards and student assignment

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The Characteristics of an Epic Hero -- Beowulf, The Odysse

The Characteristics of an Epic Hero -- Beowulf, The Odyssey, and More

Beowulf, The Odyssey, All Epic Heroes This three-page document outlines the three most important characteristics of an Epic Hero. This can be applied to ANY epic tale, as they represent ALL epic heroes.

This FULLY EDITABLE assignment allows students to use their creativity to show what they know about "The Wife of Bath's Tale" and "The Pardoner's Tale" from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The assignment includes three creative writing tasks as well as a rubric for grading the assignment.

The Canterbury Tales - Creative Assessment

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