I have included multiple materials here that I use during a study of Beowulf:
♕ A resume: students compose a resume for Beowulf. This provokes great character analysis (rubric included). If your school has Microsoft Word, you could easily have students take advantage of the Resume templates offered
This essay allows students to delve into their own personal dragons. It is an excellent assignment for the beginning of the senior year. Students really "get into" this writing assignment as they ponder their own dragons that they would like to conquer. I published an article on this assignment in
Teaching how to cite text evidence for Beowulf can be difficult, but this expository essay writing lesson guides students through a step-by-step process of writing a 5 paragraph (or more) constructed response with text dependent analysis as support. This lesson can be used in class, for a flipped cl
Tone is a critical element in understanding literature. This essay asks the students to analyze a portion of Beowulf and its tone. Examples of different tones are given.
This essay targets grades eleven and twelve and works well with Advanced Placement classes.
This is a great tool for scaffolding a compare and contrast writing assignment for a text to film of Beowulf! This resource helps students process key themes in both book and film.
This purchase includes an elements of film handout, essay graphic organizer, rubric, and notes for the teacher. The e
This packet contains the following items to use with your students when preparing for an essay on the epic poem Beowulf:Beowulf Agree/ Disagree Activitya. This student handout contains five thematic statements that are relevant to the Beowulf story. Students either agree or disagree with each statem
This 5-page set of materials for the epic Beowulf includes an introduction to the summative assignment, an analytical essay regarding the epic's contrasts; an explanation and examples for a dialectical quotation journal; study questions for Chapter 1-29; a multiple choice quiz for the final section
This handout contains six topics, ranging from Beowulf's transformation, to the role of female characters and to overall themes.
The handout also shows the AP grading scale and a conversion to the 300 points that the essay is worth for gradebook purposes, along with a chart for Content / Organizatio
This product contains 25 (yes, 25!) essay prompts / discussion questions which could be used with any translation of Beowulf. Questions focus on literary criticism, major themes and symbols. I have used them for whole class / small group discussions, reading circles, short answer test questions,
Take the story of Beowulf to a whole new level by presenting it in podcast form!You can find the Myths and Legends Podcast with a quick Google search or on whatever app you choose. You might also want to have your students watch the Beowulf episode of Clash of the Gods (available on Amazon) for a vi
This resource is perfect to begin a unit on Beowulf. It is essential that students are prepped to read classic texts such as Beowulf by deep diving the concepts and themes of that text. This essay assignment takes students on a tour of some of the most essential ideas of the epic poem. As students i
This essay works with the expectations of writing at the secondary level. Using Beowulf as the backgrounds, students are asked to explore their own thoughts on heroism, how Beowulf does or does not demonstrate these ideals, and if they believe Heroes still exist today. This is my first year using
This is ONE test for Beowulf, but it includes an essay prompt at the end.
The test includes:
1. story questions
2. character questions
3. literary elements questions (from the story)
4. epic conventions and epic hero questions
5. essay prompts related to the characterization of Beowulf
Test is comprised of six short-answer essay questions on the symbolism, language and religious influence on the poem. There are also vocabulary words for students to define and use in sentences, a question on the conventions of an epic poem and one on Anglo-Saxon values.
Answer key is included.
The essay asks students to evaluate how similar or different are the values and beliefs of the people of Beowulf from the values and beliefs of people today. Included in the essay assignment are questions to help prompt writing and ideas, and also a rubric.
Four essay topics to use with Beowulf; they can also be converted into whole-class discussions or fishbowl topics. Topics include: arguing over Beowulf's characterization, analyzing the role of fate, analyzing "good vs evil" in the text and connecting the ideas to modern day, and analyzing "monsters
After reading Beowulf students will complete a Hero Essay based on someone important in their lives. Includes rubric, peer editing, example paragraph, and a planning page!Click here to save money on the entire Beowulf Bundle!
this is a graphic organizer to assist students with finding evidence within Beowulf so that they can write a 5 paragraph argumentative essay. there are four topics students can pick from available on the sheet
No matter how much of either text your students have read, this essay prompt will guide them to think about the differences between the Anglo Saxon epic poem, Beowulf and John Gardner's Grendel.
If they have read long portions or short portions, students should easily be able to go back to the tex
This essay prompt walks students through writing a short argumentative synthesis essay on Beowulf and a selection of poems form The Exeter Book (which can be changed as you prefer).The question to be explored by students: what they learn about Anglo-Saxon life and belief from reading their literatur
This is an essay assignment requiring students to write an analysis essay paralleling Grendel's reign of terror to a contemporary monster of our society. You might also like: Beowulf - An Introduction - PowerpointBeowulf - An "Epic" Language Hunt - Group ActivityBeowulf - Classroom BoastBeowulf Act