The Exeter Book provides the majority of the poetry that we have from the Anglo Saxon time period.
This lesson provides a one page sheet that provides background on the Exeter book and two pages of activities--one a cause and effect assignment, and another journal responses that link to the text.
This assignment can easily be printed, and just as easily set up in a Schoology or Google Classroom account where students can view the PDF and answer the questions.
A teacher guide is included, so to use online, you will have to split the PDF which can easily be done with the Icecream PDF converter. It is a free download.
I use this as an intro to "The Seafarer"
and Anglo Saxon Riddles
with my British Literature students.