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The Adventures of Beowulf This story of our hero, Beowulf, was written about 1000 A.D.

It is an exciting story about a soldier from Southern Sweden who assists King Hrothgar and his country of Denmark from a terrible monster called Grendel.

California Content Standards Language Arts Subject: English Topic: Norse Mythology Grade Level: 9 - 12

Reading / Language Arts Vocabulary and Concept Development: 1.3. Identify and use knowledge of the origins of Greek, Roman,and Norse mythology to understand the meaning of new words.

Reading / Language ArtsNarrative Analysis of Grade-Level Appropriate Text: 3.3. Analyze interactions between main and subordinate characters in literary text and how they affect the plot. internal and external conflicts, motivations, relationships, and influences.

Assessment WorksheetBEOWULFName: _______________ Teacher: Ms. Boldizar Subject: Reading Pretest Date: April 25, 2001

KWhat I Know

WWhat I Want To Learn

LWhat I Have Learned

Reading / Language Arts Literary Criticism: 3.12. Analyze how a work of literature is related to the themes and issues of its historical period. (Historical Approach)

Name _____________________________ Date ______________

Resources for Studying Beowulf

Type in the address below after you have logged in to the Internet. http://www.georgetown.edu/irvinemj/english016/beowulf/beowulf.html What picture d you? Draw an example of the picture or describe what you see using descriptive words. Type in the address below after you have logged in to the Internet. http://www.lonestar.net/literature/beowulf/index.html Read the first 4 paragraphs under the title, Beowulf. Paragraph 1 When was this poem written? The story of Beowulf took place in which century? Paragraph 2 What does the word epic mean? Paragraph 3 What happened to many pages of the manuscript of Beowulf? Paragraph 4 Where is the Beowulf manuscript today?

Writing Strategies Writing Organization and Focus: 1.1. Establish a controlling impression or coherent thesis that conveys a clear and distinctive perspective on the subject and maintains a consistent tone and focus throughout the piece of writing.

Name: ________________________ Criteria Points (4 3- 2-1)

Date Submitted: ___________

Writing RubricOrganization Sequence of information is difficult to follow. Reader has difficulty following work because student jumps around. Student presents information in logical sequence which reader can follow. Information in logical, interesting sequence which reader can follow. ____ Content Knowledge Student does not have grasp of information; student cannot answer questions about subject. Student is uncomfortable with content and is able to demonstrate basic concepts. Student is at ease with content, but fails to elaborate. Student demonstrates full knowledge (more than required). ____ Grammar and Spelling Work has four or more spelling errors and/or grammatical errors. Presentation has three misspellings and/or grammatical errors. Presentation has no more than two misspellings and/or grammatical errors. Presentation has no misspellings or grammatical errors. ____ Neatness Work is Illegible. Work has three or four areas that are sloppy. Work has one or two areas that are sloppy. Work is neatly done. ____ References Work displays no references. Work does not have the appropriate number of required references. Reference section was completed incorrectly Work displays the correct number of references, written correctly. Total----> Teacher Comments:

Writing Strategies Writing Organization and Focus: 1.2. Use precise language, action verbs, sensory details, appropriate modifiers, and active rather than passive voice.

Writing Strategies Research and Technology: 1.3. Use clear research questions and coherent research methods (e.g., library, electronic media, personal interview) to elicit and present evidence from primary and secondary sources.

Writing Strategies Revising and Evaluating Strategies: 1.9. Revise writing to improve the logic and coherence of the organization and controlling perspective, the precision of word choice, and the tone, taking into consideration the audience, purpose, and formality of the context.

Writing Strategies Writing Applications: Genres and their Characteristics 2.2a Write responses to literature to demonstrate a comprehensive grasp of the significant ideas of literary works.

Listening and Speaking Skills Organization and Delivery of Oral Communication: 1.7. Use props, visual aids, graphs, and electronic media to enhance the appeal and accuracy of presentations.

Character 1: Beowulf

Character 2: The Angry Dragon

Characters 1 & 2 50 years later: The Dead Dragon and Beowulf

Our Star: Grendel

Student Activities Introductory Activity Students will describe qualities that make characters a hero or a villain.

Student Activities Introductory Activity

Students will list stories and movies that contain heroes and villains.

Student Lesson Plan

This website on Beowulf is dedicated to all my students at Windsor High School who are now taking English 9-10, English 11-12, and Reading.

The Adventures of Beowulf

Let us join Beowulf on his adventure from Geatland to Denmark and back home to Southern Sweden once again.

Beowulf

The Adventures of Beowulf Beowulf leaves his home to assist King Hrothgar in Denmark from the monster, Grendel and later Grendel's mother.

Grendel

The Adventures of Beowulf

After once again returning home to Geatland, King Beowulf will fight his last battle with the Dragon.

Dragon

The Adventures of Beowulf What does this legend teach you?

Who are the heroes?

Who are the villains? Beowulf, Geat soldiers, and Grendel

YOUR MISSION The legend of Beowulf was written approximately 1000 A.D. Through the centuries the story has changed as it was told.

YOUR MISSION You will read this legend and learn about the characters, their personalities,their flaws, their reasons for behaving as they did.

YOUR MISSION Decide for yourself who the heroes and villains truly are after you study this great epic.

Question 1: Heroes or Villains?

Question 2: Heroes or Villains?

Question 3: Hero or Villain?

Question 4: Hero or Villain?

5: When was the legend of Beowulf written?

6: Where did the battle between Beowulf and Grendel take place?

7: What is the result of this battle?

Beowulf Web Resources

http://csis.pace.edu/grendel/projf20001e/beowulf_start.htm http://www.geocities.com/Athens/2471/wargear.html http://www.clipartcastle.com/animatedgifs.htm http://www.clipartcastle.com/clipart.htm http://csis.pace.edu/grendel/projf20001b/scroll2.htm

This PowerPoint presentation of Beowulf is dedicated to Kathy Angell. Kathy, thanks for all the hours you have worked with us. Gloria Boldizar