This 2-page handout coordinates with the version of Beowulf found in the Prentice Hall: British Literature textbook. This handout helps students understand the typical characteristics found in classical epics and details much of the vocabulary
Give each student (or pair of students) a character to study from the general prologue of 'The Canterbury Tales.' Have the students use these 10 questions to analyze the assigned characters and present that information to the class. You might opt
Use this in conjunction with my Thomas-a-Becket Notes (also in my store). This PowerPoint is comical and animated and always helps my students better understand the context in which 'The Canterbury Tales' were written.
This comprehensive exam over Macbeth includes 30 matching questions (characters with character descriptions), 15 multiple choice questions, 10 quote matching questions, 10 quote translation matching questions, 10 events that must be placed in order
This exam tests the knowledge and understanding of the Anglo-Saxon era (based on teacher-generated PowerPoint) and of Beowulf. There are 35 multiple-choice questions and 6 short answer questions that are to be answered as free responses. There are
Use this chart in conjunction with reading Beowulf. After having shared with the students the characteristics of the classical epic (this handout is also available in my store), have them look for those characteristics within Beowulf or another epic
Use this packet to lead students in a Lit. Circles project / assignment. 5 jobs are included, and each job is thoroughly detailed. The rubric is on the last page. You can use whatever books you decide to use with this handout! I have the students
This handout plots the events found within a typical Hero's Journey according to Joseph Campbell. After having shared some information on Campbell and his formula, use this handout to apply the formula to well-known hero journeys (Spiderman, Harry
After reading stories like 'Morte D'Arthur' and 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,' show the students 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' so that they may further explore the characteristics valued and exemplified in the Middle Ages.
After reading "Taming of the Shrew," I show my students "10 Things I Hate About You" and have them complete this viewing guide in order to analyze the changes that must be made in order to adapt the text to a movie.