Love Through the Ages

Welcome to The Literature Stoodle!This Blog has been set up to help you become effective independent learners... and to enjoy the art of blogging. You need to set up your own Blogs to record notes, upload documents, images, videos, music, presentations whatever you like to record and analyse your wider reading. Think of it as a multi-media reading diary. WooHoo!I will upload reading material, videos of lectures to support your wider reading as well as advice from the exam board and help with coursework. I've put a link to amazon with suggestions for wider reading to the right. You can choose anything you like to read provided the subject is 'Love'. Look at the labels to pull up all the posts on specific topics. AND check in regularly.

Mrs Sims


Thursday, 30 December 2010

"Tis Pity She's a Whore"

I hope you have all got your copies of the text as we will be starting this when we get back to school? We don't have any school copies. The amazon link to the text is on the right.
Happy New Year

Sunday, 4 July 2010

A portrait of Absolom

In Friday's lesson we looked at the portrait of Absolom. Translate this section using your notes and have a look at the key quotations here. Chaucer mocks this character who has strong aspirations to be a courtly lover himself. Chaucer also invites us to compare him with Nicholas. They are both suitors for Alison's affections... which we know she gives freely. But who do you think she will favour?

Saturday, 26 June 2010

The Miller's Tale

Here is the work we did on Thursday 24th June period 9/10. I've had to put this smart board on The MOODLE as I couldn't change it into a portable document. Here's the link:
You will have to download Smartboard reader if you are at home. Go to this link:

I'll keep trying to post it here. Perhaps it doesn't like my drawing...

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Some research tasks on Chaucer and the Medieval period

Sorry I couldn't get this on the Blog before. I had a few problems getting the pdf to read properly. Anyway... Pick your area for research:
Courtly Love
Chivalry - The Knight's Code of Conduct
Pilgrimages in Chaucer's time
The role of the Church in Medieval England
E.M. Tillyard "The Elizabethan World Picture" - check out the chapter on 'The Chain of Being'.
There are links to really good websites on the last page. If the links don't work diresctly, copy and paste into your browser.
All the above will be important to your study of 'The Miller's Tale'.
Make brief notes so that you understand the terms.

Background PDF From Smart Boards

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Love Through the Ages Exam Papers. More practice!

Thank you to Dawn Hewitt for providing these!
Download these and complete some more practice questions. email or drop them in to me and I'll mark them quickly.
If you feel you don't have time to do anymore, read them, annotate and work out a plan.
Mock Exam Paper 3 Exams

Yet another simplified time line...

Periods of British Literature

Friday, 28 May 2010

Just have to say what an amazing blog from Tash. That's exactly how a blog should be. Amazing! I love the way she has sorted her work into labels too. This is the way to organise and sort wider reading for revision. Brilliant.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

A Literature Map

Just discovered a great site to help with wider reading. You type in the name of an author you have enjoyed reading and it will give you a whole list of other authors you might like to try. The closer the names are together, the better the match.
Click here for the Literature Map

Friday, 5 February 2010