The Seafarer Anglo Saxon Poetry Unit

Grade Levels
9th - 12th
Standards
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Pages
42 pages
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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

Contents:

→ 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

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Total Pages
42 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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Standards

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By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful.
Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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