Beowulf: Lesson Plan and Supplementary Materials

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A reading of Beowulf: Dragon Slayer, Rosemary Sutcliff's retelling of the classic epic poem, launches an exploration of what it means to be a hero, a noble leader, and a great warrior. A great way to introduce middle schoolers to this epic poem and a resource deserving a place in your curriculum library.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members create their own book jacket, complete with illustrations of Beowulf, Grendal, and/or the dragon
Classroom Considerations
  • A class set of Rosemary Sutcliff's Beowulf: Dragon Slayer is required
Pros
  • The packet includes a full component of activities, graphic organizers, a character list and genealogy chart, and discussion questions and essay prompts
Cons
  • None