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Lesson Plan: Orality and Literacy in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

This series of two lesson plans incorporates Homer's Odyssey with Chaucer's Canterbury Tales in order to compare, contrast, and assess oral and written storytelling as a means of introduction to Chaucer's work. I would use this in a class that had not previously studied the Odyssey. I would need to know ahead of time how many students would have the resources to listen to the podcasts or audio disks to see if using the audio files (see the other listed artifacts) would be worthwhile. Whether or not I use the audio files, I will still read the selections from the texts aloud in the beginning of class for all students to hear.

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