Teaching students to use text-evidence to support their claims can be a challenge. Students especially find the text "Beowulf" to be very complex. This resource is for the first 59 pages of the Seamus Heaney translation of "Beowulf," which uses odd page numbers only for the modern English translation.
Included in this set is:
1) A close reading guide of the first 59 pages of the text (Teacher's Annotated Edition) that helps teachers to also understand what is going on in the text. Upon the teacher's discretion, it can also be projected onto the board to read as a class after students have completed a first reading of the text to analyze the deeper meaning of the text. This covers the beginning of the text through Beowulf's fight with Grendel.
2) Four sets of text-dependent analysis questions (22 questions total) and instructions for students on how to respond to the questions.
3) One supplemental reading on "wyrd" (fate) that is a huge part of how the Anglo-Saxons lived without fear as this concept drove them on their quest to heroism.