Twelfth graders read and analyze the epic poem, "Beowulf." They compare/contrast original text with current English, and in small groups create a storyboard for a portion of the story.
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Medieval England: Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales
Build historical background for your medieval literature class with this presentation. Focusing on the characteristics of feudal society and religious influence, the slides are a good basis for starting your medieval literature class -...
12th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Beowulf: Text and Contexts
Step into the fascinating world of Beowulf with this presentation, which covers lines 710-1007 from the epic story. The first seven slides discuss the main plot points, while the rest of the presentation provides key text to illustrate...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
The Beauty of Anglo-Saxon Poetry: A Prelude to Beowulf
Riddle me this! What do kennings, caesura, and alliteration have to do with the Nowell Codex? Introduce class members to Anglo-Saxon poetry and prepare readers for a study of Beowulf with a series of activities that includes asking...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Beowulf: The Wrath of Grendel
Students analyze and evaluate Grendel, the monster, from the literature piece, Beowulf. In this character analysis lesson plan, students interpret Grendel's background and the problems he is forced to deal with. Students listen to the...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts