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Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog - Geoffrey Chaucer et.al.

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9 to 12
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Those studying Chaucer and middle English will find this site hilarious, intriguing, and downright addicting! Besides the blogs all being in middle English, it includes "Howe to Reade...more
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Those studying Chaucer and middle English will find this site hilarious, intriguing, and downright addicting! Besides the blogs all being in middle English, it includes "Howe to Reade My Writinges; Basic Glossary; Notes on translatynge Middel Englysshe; On my Englysshe; Elizabeth Renfeldes Notes on Pronounciacioun and Vocabularie as sidelight links on the left.

Under the heading "Linkes of Sentence and Solaas" there are links to a variety of related sites that are rich in information as well as interest. A favorite was the Virtual Tour of Dante's Hell.

tag(s): authors (123), chaucer (5)

In the Classroom

You are limited only by your imagination in the use of this site with high school students. Assigning different "translations" would be the least of the activities. Connecting and writing or reporting on the many related sites can create endless projects from "Market Day" to storytelling to panel discussions to powerpoint demonstrations.

DO be aware the "Playing on my Ipod" will take students to other student sites, so you might want to limit and be specific about what you want them to do; checking that first yourself may prove that your school filtering blocks those sites anyway. There is also a link to buy shirts from zazzle.com with Chaucer-related sayings on them; again, your filtering may block this, or you might want to specifically deal with that issue. In any case, there is too much "good stuff" here not to use at least some of it for fun and learning if you teach Chaucer et. al. Teachers of gifted students may find this site a marvelous prototype for creating a similar author-centered blog or wiki.

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