This lesson utilizes Opening, Core, and Closing questions that require students to participate in a thoughtful discussion of chapters 1 & 2 of Grendel via a Paideia seminar. See this link for more info on this discussion method: https://www.causeweb.org/uscots/uscots05/spotlight/files/P34.pdf.
The discussion opens with students discussing a song that relates so well to Grendel. Then we move on to core questions that focus them not only on the text but also real world and personal connection questions. Finally, we conclude with closing questions regarding how the passage helps answer the unit's essential questions.