Study Guide for Beowulf

Is Beowulf is part of your curriculum? If so, check out this packet of resources designed to support readers of this epic tale. Presentations, worksheets, and reference materials are all included.

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Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members craft their own riddles and/or kennings
Classroom Considerations

  • The poem is divided into three parts with materials designed specifically for each section
Pros

  • The 22-page packet includes a genealogy of the Geats, Danes, and Swedes mentioned in the poem, a character list, a map of early Denmark and Sweden during the time of Beowulf, background information, vocabulary lists, graphic organizers and worksheets, recall and interpretative questions, and a list of related folktales
Cons

  • No lesson plans are included