Take notes on and recognize the features of a literary epic and the historical context for Beowulf.
Read and complete a reading log on “The Coming of Beowulf.”Bellwork
List some films that have epic heroes.Assignments
1) Examine the features of a literary epic (pp. 20-21 in British Literature).
2) Discuss films that contain the features of a literary epic.
3) Read "The Coming of Beowulf" (pp. 26-30 in British Literature).
4) Complete a Reading Log. Assigned Reading Focus = Describe Beowulf's boasts.
5) Examine the ways that Beowulf matches the features of an epic hero.
Complete a reading log on “The Coming of Beowulf.”
Define vocabulary from Beowulf.
Get out your reading log from yesterday, get into POD position, and find where you left off in your reading yesterday.
1) Finish reading "The Coming of Beowulf."
2) Finish completing the Reading Log. Assigned Reading Focus = Describe Beowulf's boasts.
3) Hand in notebook for worksheet check 8/8-8/18.
4) Complete the Beowulf Vocabulary 1 handout.
5) Take a short quiz on the vocabulary.
Define and create kennings and alliteration.
Identify and create a personal Anglo-Saxon boast.
Write about something that you are proud to have done. In other words, what is something that you like to brag about to your friends?
1) Take notes on a presentation about kennings and alliteration in Beowulf. If you were absent this day, you must get notes from a classmate.
2) Create examples of kennings.
3) Find examples of kennings and alliteration from a translation of Beowulf.
4) Brainstorm ideas about your personal Anglo-Saxon boast.
5) Final day to register biography for points.
HOMEWORK: "A Boasting Challenge"(see download below) - due on Friday, August 26. Extra credit available for those who perform their boasts in class.
Recognize and use the elements of a personal essay and a cover letter.
1) Take notes on a presentation by Mr. Gallagher on personal essays and cover letters.
Present Anglo-Saxon boasts.
Use class time to work on independent reading, personal essay, or cover letter.
Get out your Anglo-Saxon boast. Read over it, and decide if you want to present it to the class for extra credit.
1) Present personal Anglo-Saxon boast to class for extra credit.
2) Class will vote on two best Anglo-Saxon boasts presented to class.
3) Work on personal essay, cover letter, or independent reading.
4) Collect information on the biography project requirement for independent reading.