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Beowulf Literature Guide: Common Core Aligned Teaching Guide

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This Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for Beowulf contains 164 pages of student coursework, quizzes, tests, and teacher resources aligned with Common Core and NCTE/IRA ninth and tenth grade English / Language Arts content standards.

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This Guide includes:
Pre-Reading Activity on Literary Elements
Author Biography on translator Seamus Heaney with corresponding questions
Notes and questions on the genre of the Epic Poem and the Epic Hero
Notes on Historical Context including Anglo-Saxons, Norse Mythology, and Kennings
Defined list of Allusions and Terminology
Vocabulary List with and without definitions
Note-Taking and Summarizing activities for each sections
Literary Analysis/Standards Focus activities for each section, including activities on Mood and Tone, Foreshadowing, Literary Archetypes, Comparing Literary Works, Imagery, Themes in Character's Speech, Historical Themes and Issues, Foreshadowing and Flashback, Characterization, and Themes
Grammar and Vocabulary/Assessment Preparation activities for each section, including Vocabulary and Context, Spelling, Punctuation, and Capitalization, Precise Word Choice, Modifying Nouns and Verbs, Word Origins, Complements, and Analogies, and more
Vocabulary and Reading Quiz for each section
Two Final Test versions--one completely multiple choice
Final Vocabulary Test
Teacher Guide including References and other Resources, Sample Agenda and Teacher Notes
Summary of the Epic
Post-Reading Ideas and Activities
Essay/Writing Activities
Two Project Rubrics
Response to Literature Rubric
Complete Answer Key

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Beowulf Literature Guide: Common Core Aligned Teaching Guide
Beowulf Literature Guide: Common Core Aligned Teaching Guide
Beowulf Literature Guide: Common Core Aligned Teaching Guide
Beowulf Literature Guide: Common Core Aligned Teaching Guide