Create a sequence of events for the first two selections from Beowulf.
Compare literary devices and imagery between two translations of Beowulf.
In at least five sentences, describe what has happened so far in the story Beowulf.
2) Read the graphic novel adaptation of Beowulf by Gareth Hinds (British Literature, pp. 66-71) and fill out "Hinds and Raffel Comparison" worksheet.
3) Journal Entry 8/29: Describe how Hinds' graphic novel adaptation of Beowulf impacts your understanding of the epic.
4) Hand in notebook for bellwork check 8/16-8/26.
HOMEWORK: "Hinds and Raffel Comparison" due tomorrow, August 30.
Identify project requirements for first quarter’s independent reading.
Complete a reading log for “The Battle with Grendel.”
Write five questions you would like to ask in an interview with a 70-year-old person.Activities
1) Collect information on Biography Portfolio Project requirements.
2) Read and complete a reading log for "The Battle with Grendel". Assigned Reading Focus = What techniques does the poet use to make the fight exciting? In other words, what sensory details does the poet use to make his descriptions vivid?
3) Complete an "Exit Ticket" - an index card with the following information:
3 specific events that occurred in “The Battle with Grendel”
2 predictions for the story
1 question you have about the story
HOMEWORK: Finish "The Battle with Grendel" reading log, and turn it in 9/1.
Work on Biography Portfolio Project.
If you could interview anyone in the world from any time, who would it be? Explain your choice.Activities
1) Work on Biography Portfolio Project for entire class period.
Take notes on and recognize the historical context of Beowulf.
Create an organized set of notes on Christian and Pagan elements in Beowulf.
Get out a clean sheet of paper and create a T-Chart with the following information at the top:
Evidence Line(s) | Evidence Line(s)
1) Take notes on the presentation "Anglo-Saxon England & Beowulf Manuscript" (presentation slides are available as a download below):
a) Anglo-Saxon invasions in 5th century AD
b) Sutton Hoo discoveries
c) Anglo-Saxon values in Beowulf
d) Facts about the Beowulf manuscript
e) Christian and Pagan elements in Beowulf
Create a three-panel visual representation of the opening scene of “The Battle with Grendel’s Mother.”
Imagine what Grendel’s mother might look. Given what you know about the story so far, write a description OR draw a picture of how you imagine she might look. DO NOT re-create the Angelina Jolie version of Grendel’s mother from the recent film adaptation of Beowulf.
1) Listen to an aloud reading of the opening scene (lines 421-439) of "The Battle with Grendel's Mother."
2) Create a three-panel drawing of the scene based upon what you heard and saw in your head as you listened.
3) Revise the drawing after hearing the scene read once more.
4) If time remains, study for upcoming test (9/7) or work on Biography Portfolio Project (first component due 9/8).