Referencing the Seamus Heaney version, this epic is sectioned into 3 epic sections.
The first packet, dealing up to and including the battle with Grendel, includes:
* guided reading questions
*specified locations in the text to revisit based on Pagan and Christian influences on the text
* charts to understand for the various "lays" (the "side stories" and tales told, if you will)
*chart to explore the connections between the Anglo-Saxon world to that of ours today.
This can be a self-contained deep-reading guide as it directs the students to go back to the text and justify understanding and connections.