Written by Joan Wallace
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for Beowulf (author unknown).
18 Daily Lessons
Short answer study questions
Multiple choice quiz questions
Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment
3 detailed writing assignments
Individual and group activities
Critical thinking discussion questions
5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced)
Review puzzles & games
Bulletin board ideas
Reproducible student materials
A Few Additional Notes
There are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions. The writing assignment sheets guide students through the assignments. The first assignment is to inform: students compose an essay in which they illustrate how Beowulf exemplifies the features of a literary epic. The second assignment is to persuade: students pretend to be Grendel's mother, writing a persuasive journal entry that describes the action and events from her perspective. The third assignment gives students the opportunity to express their personal ideas: they are to write a composition in which they identify what passions or qualities that they possess that if fostered could lead to them living in fame after their deaths.
There is also a group theme project in which students will work in small groups to discuss several of the important themes relating to Anglo-Saxon society and their manifestation in Beowulf. Using information they have acquired through reading assignments and class discussions, students will meet in groups to discuss the Anglo-Saxon societal influences in Beowulf.
These materials are geared for whole class use but are very easily adapted for independent study work, lit circles or book groups, home school use, or tutoring. If you have never taught this book before, this manual will give you a great foundation of materials on a variety of levels. If you have taught this book before, you might like to know that many veteran teachers have told us they have found our LitPlan Teacher Pack manuals to be much more thorough and more helpful than other materials they have used.
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