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  1. 1. “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale” The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer
  2. 2. <ul><li>You do not need to understand everything that you read in this class in order to achieve the curricular goals of this course. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a quote that Jessica chose and shared with the class. </li></ul><ul><li>So, I asked a question about it. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>What is the significance of this quote? </li></ul>
  4. 4. and there was silence…
  5. 5. Curricular Goals <ul><ul><li>Survey British literature: that means you have to read a variety of Brit Lit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve as a reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve as a writer </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Your success in achieving these goals is hindered by: <ul><li>FEAR </li></ul><ul><li>Of being wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Of speaking up </li></ul><ul><li>Of asking questions </li></ul>
  7. 7. I can <ul><li>help you overcome your fears and succeed in the goals of this curriculum </li></ul>
  8. 8. I cannot <ul><ul><li>let you avoid challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lecture 100% of the time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>let you only work with some people </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Today’s challenge <ul><ul><li>What is the significance of this quote? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I didn’t pick it; I just ask you to explore it because it is related to one of the major themes that I have asked you to focus on. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The ground rules <ul><ul><li>You can use your book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can use any book in this room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can talk it out together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can ask me yes or no questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jessica can use the Internet, no one else </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Success <ul><ul><li>You will succeed if everyone in this room can write an email to me and explain the significance of this quote. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Significance : the extent to which something matters; importance; meaning; the message that is intended or expressed or signified </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. In order to do this, you will need to <ul><ul><li>Work together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make hypotheses and guesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take risks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop and support ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consult the text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw from your previous knowledge and experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help each other </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale” The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer

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