Engage your students with this Anglo Saxon poetry unit which guides them through studying The Seafarer. This unit includes creative reading activities, analysis of language and structure, and discussion of history and theme. Your students will have the opportunity to write, create, analyze, and debate this wonderful poem.
This pack would make a great addition to your existing The Seafarer unit or it will give you an excellent introduction if you are new to teaching Anglo-Saxon poetry.
During this whole unit, your students will cover:
★ prediction activities
★ exploration of the ideas, themes, and narrator of the poem
★ detailed analysis of language and structure, including the Anglo-Saxon structuring of alliteration, assonance and consonance
★ exploration of Anglo-Saxon culture and beliefs
★ consideration of the importance of the sea and what it represents
★ discussion and independent identification of themes in the poem
★ exploration of the narrator and his views and perspectives
★ research and define new vocabulary
★ have fun learning some Anglo-Saxon words!
★ creative writing and artistic responses
★ research The Exeter Book and the background to The Seafarer
★ debate man's place in nature and whether we can ever truly control the landscape
→ 3 pre-reading activities (7 pages)
→ The poem and annotation prompts (6 pages)
→ 5 stations activities to develop comprehension, exploration, and analysis (9 pages)
→ Try your Anglo-Saxon with some Anglo-Saxon words to discuss (2 pages)
→ Research page on The Exeter Book and The Seafarer (1 page)
→ Anglo-Saxon beliefs match up task (1 page)
→ 16 task cards for independent study of the poem (2 pages)
→ Exploration of the structure of the poem (11 pages)
→ Discussion prompt on man versus nature (1 page)
→ Teacher guidance and instructions (2 pages)
→ Answer keys provided where relevant
Take a look and see what buyers have said about my literature resources:
♥ “I'm excited to use this with my 6th grade Honors English students.” February 12, 2017
♥ “Great background information” January 23, 2017
♥ “My students loved this. Thanks!” January 16, 2017
♥ “Very well done. Great intro activity for all level classes.” January 11, 2017
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