This 5 page packet is a pre-reading activity to be used before students begin reading the novel of Beowulf. It gets students to think about what they know and feel about heroes and delves into characteristics that make a hero (e.g. generosity, courage, etc). It engages prior knowledge and gets them to be able to better connect to the novel. Although this is designed to be used with Beowulf, it can be modified to be used as a general packet about heroes. This can be done if you choose to white-out the title to two of the pages that say Beowulf. I have used this with my English Language Learners as well and they were able to complete this packet successfully.