Ch 8: Teaching Beowulf

About This Chapter

This chapter will provide you with a guide to follow as you help your students learn about the themes and story of 'Beowulf'. The lessons of this chapter will provide you with some ideas about discussion questions, study guide questions, essay topics and related projects.

Teaching Beowulf - Chapter Summary

The lessons of this chapter have been composed to provide teachers, like yourself, with a basic guide to help them develop questions and activities they can use to help student learn about the epic poem Beowulf. These lessons discuss:

  • Examples of Beowulf discussion and study-guide questions
  • Some Beowulf essay topics
  • Activities you can do to engage students as they read Beowulf
  • Beowulf related project ideas
  • A Beowulf unit plan

These lessons are mobile-device compatible so that you may complete them even when you are away from your computer. Also, if you have any questions related to the lessons be sure to use the teacher tabs to ask our instructors for assistance.

How It Helps

  • Provides new ideas: These lessons may provide you with some ideas you hadn't thought of when planning your lessons on Beowulf.
  • Builds awareness: With these lessons you may discover some themes/topics of Beowulf you were unaware of.
  • Improve student engagement: Using some of the ideas presented in this chapter should help you promote student involvement in your class as you complete your lessons on Beowulf.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Implement projects and activities that will get student engaged in their reading of Beowulf
  • Ask questions that will cause students to think about what they are reading
  • Assign essay topics that will promote critical thinking skills in students

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: Teaching Beowulf
Beowulf Discussion Questions

1. Beowulf Discussion Questions

These discussion questions concerning the epic poem 'Beowulf' will give your students the opportunity to think critically and openly about the poem. They explore the poem's characters, plot, setting, themes, and genre.

Beowulf Study Guide Questions

2. Beowulf Study Guide Questions

A well-written set of study guide questions can help students focus on the major themes of Beowulf, as well as ensuring that they don't miss important plot points. These questions are written for high school or college students.

Beowulf Essay Topics

3. Beowulf Essay Topics

These essay prompts will help students explore Beowulf's main themes and ideas. Prompts for expository, compare and contrast, and persuasive essays are all given.

Beowulf Activities

4. Beowulf Activities

Here are some activities to help students engage with Beowulf both in the classroom and at home. Both group activities and individual activities are included. All of the activities are focused on helping the students relate to what happens in the poem.

Beowulf Project Ideas

5. Beowulf Project Ideas

Creative project ideas can help the world of 'Beowulf' come alive for your students. These group project ideas are appropriate for both middle school and high school students, and should each take between one and three days to complete.

Beowulf Unit Plan

6. Beowulf Unit Plan

Because of its status as an English language classic, you'll likely have the opportunity to teach a unit about this venerable work. This lesson provides teachers with an outline for teaching a unit on 'Beowulf.'

Beowulf Lesson Plan

7. Beowulf Lesson Plan

This lesson plan gives you the tools needed to create an engaging lesson on the epic poem 'Beowulf. Access a video lesson, review with students the literary elements present in the piece of work, and have them develop their own hero as well as poem to help them appreciate the impact of ''Beowulf''. Related lessons and activities are suggested, as well.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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