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This bundle will provide ideas for creating the activity to best teach your students about the epic hero and the hero archetype. The graphic organizer will assist with thinking through Beowulf and his place as a hero using the typical criteria of an archetypal epic hero. It is followed by a complete lesson plan for adapting the graphic organizer into a persuasive essay, complete with tips and introduction ideas.
Classroom activity options for discussing notable quotes about heroes will further student thinking. Ideas for extension will allow further analysis of the text and deeper thinking about heroes for inclusion in the writing assignment. The attached rubric will allow easier planning by students and grading by teachers.
Bonus: Links to Interactive Activities online to further understanding of the archetypes and the epic hero.