The Canterbury Tales Video Study Guide | Complete Playlist

This video study guide playlist contains 34 videos that include a summary and analysis of Geoffrey Chaucer’s epic poem, The Canterbury Tales.  Each video breaks down a digestible piece of the story (i.e. The Knight’s Tale summary and analysis) or provides a thoughtful discussion of the overall plot, themes, symbols, etc.  These videos will help students cite textual evidence to support their analyses of what the text says explicitly and indirectly.  Students will also get the opportunity to analyze the author’s choices regarding the structure of specific parts of the text and its overall meaning and aesthetic impact.  Course Hero also provides free resources like study guides and infographics at the link below. For a list of Common Core State Standards addressed, see below. 


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The Canterbury Tales Video Study Guide

Common Core State Standards The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer


Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.


Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.