Use this packet of "flipped classroom" activities to make the epic poem Beowulf relevant and topical! This collection of activities is a great alternative assessment involving student choice that reflects standards-based grading practices.
This 7-page packet is designed to correspond with the Burton Raffel abridged translation. The tasks are appropriate for grades 9-12, but also customizable based on your class's needs.
Encourage students to work independently on projects of their choice, using both digital and print resources, that can be completed throughout the entire unit. This packet includes three sections: Part I (What do you Know?- assigned before reading), Part II (What Did You Learn?- assigned while reading) and Part III (What Will You Find Out?- assigned after reading). Each section includes at least 1 required activity that all students must complete, then a list of additional activities that students may choose from to demonstrate mastery. A supplemental list of resources is included.
Activities are arranged in an easy-to-read graphic organizer. Each section engages different learning modalities and funds of knowledge, and the worksheet template helps students set deadlines and work towards their goals. Great for teachers who are looking for ways to incorporate technology and flip their classroom while providing for ample student choice and experimentation. Teachers can spot check, collect individual sections of completed work, or gather all materials at the end of the unit. Flexible grading makes for a happy teacher!
Have fun teaching this epic poem by including a modern twist rooted in technological literacy. Ready, set, print!
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