Language Objective: I will make comments, connections, and ask questions about Beowulf and compare and contrast the qualities of a monster with those of a hero in the poem.
Note: Use the same Doc (Cornell Notes) as you did for Beowulf Day 1
1. Read your Quarter 1 book for 10 minutes.
Reading Journal: Make one connection, cite one important detail (include textual evidence), and ask one higher level question about what you read today.
2. Beowulf p.23-27 connections, details, and questions review
3. In your group, divide up the text (1-2 pages per group member) and write down all the words you find that describe the monster Grendel and the hero, Beowulf.
After going over your section, share your findings with the rest of the group so they can add this to their notes.
On the Questions side (left side) of your notes, title this section: heroic/monstrous qualities; make sure to clearly distinguish the qualities of the monster Grendel from those of Beowulf in your notes.
4. Answer the following questions (add the question into the left side of your notes):
- Epic heroes embody the values of the societies that create them. What values can you identify in lines 1-19?
- Epic heroes perform great deeds. What do you think Beowulf's great deed will be? How do you know this?
- How are Grendel and Beowulf polar opposites? How do they need each other to exist? (Think back on what you learned about polarities last period.)
5. Summary: Compare this section of Beowulf to your writing prompt on heroism. What are similarities between your definition of a hero and the way the hero is presented in Beowulf? What are the differences?
In your Cornell Notes, include:
- Reading Journal
- Words describing hero vs. monster polarity
- Beowulf questions