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The Knight’s Tale – Developing Storytelling at KS3 (Download)

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Based on the story of Chaucer’s tale, this unit offers small exercises and experiments that build towards a final telling of the story, developing students’ confidence and expertise in creative writing. It includes:

  • 10 beautiful full-colour images to fuel students’ imaginations when they hear the bare bones of the story
  • short writing activities on developing characters, choosing a voice and viewpoint, writing a great story opening and how to write action and adventure
  • differentiated final writing tasks 
  • extracts from Chaucer’s tale, for a taste of the original.

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