Qt1 Wk4: Aug 29-Sept 2

29 August

Objectives

Create a sequence of events for the first two selections from Beowulf.

Compare literary devices and imagery between two translations of Beowulf.

Bellwork

In at least five sentences, describe what has happened so far in the story Beowulf.

 Activities

1)  Complete "Beowulf Sequence Worksheet 1" in class using book and reading logs.

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.




30 August

Objectives

Identify project requirements for first quarter’s independent reading.

Complete a reading log for “The Battle with Grendel.”

Bellwork

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.




31 August

Objectives

Work on Biography Portfolio Project.

Bellwork

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.


1 September
Objectives

Take notes on and recognize the historical context of Beowulf.

Create an organized set of notes on Christian and Pagan elements in Beowulf.

Bellwork

Get out a clean sheet of paper and create a T-Chart with the following information at the top:

     Christian                                       Pagan

-----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------

Evidence                  Line(s)      |   Evidence                     Line(s)

                                               |

                                               |

                                               |

                                               |


Activities

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

2)  Review the sections of Beowulf already assigned, and fill out the T-Chart on Christian and Pagan elements in Beowulf using line number citations.



2 September

Objectives

Create a three-panel visual representation of the opening scene of “The Battle with Grendel’s Mother.”

Bellwork

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.

Activities

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).


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