This fun and creative unit is packed full of different activities that keep things fresh and keep the learning flowing. Students are first introduced to the time period and complete a couple of assignments to familiarize themselves with any necessary background information. For different sections of this poem, students have different projects to complete that will require them to use close reading skills. At the end of the unit, students look at exemplar essays and then produce their own essay in relation to Beowulf's journey and how it relates the meaning of the work as a whole. Finally, students get in touch with their creative writing side when they pick an option from the modern Beowulf writing assignment.
This unit comes complete with objectives and CCSS. It is easy to use and follow through the detailed and step-by-step instructions along with the appendix, which includes all worksheets and handouts.
I promise your students will enjoy this unit and so will you, the teacher.
Although I created this unit for my AP Literature class, it is easily adaptable for other grade levels and learner levels.