These are the materials I used with middle school students while reading the novel Beowulf: A New Telling. It is a great way to introduce students to Beowulf before they get to high school or college and get really confused! The novel is great! It has short chapters that I would typically read aloud in class. The students loved it and talked about it for years.
This writing assignment is designed to take place after students have read the first five chapters of Beowulf: A New Telling.