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1 Warm Up Today we will read The Battle with Grendel… What do you think will happen? Predict the outcome with details. 2-4 sentences Make sure you have a book and your packet.

2 Beowulf part III

3 Warm Up Lets say you are bragging….. What are three things you would brag about? Explain

4 Boast

5 Viewing Art When away from the safety of their home, Vikings relied on the dragon for protection and good fortune. Why do you think Vikings and other cultures in the Middle Ages believed in beasts such as dragons?

6 Viewing Art They believed in beasts such as Dragons, in myths and legends, to explain lifes various phenomena. They did not have science and technology to explain the unknown. Today, we no longer need myths and legends to serve the same purpose. Or do we?

7 ACTIVITIES WHILE YOU READ…. As you read: Answer all of the following questions at the bottom of the pages: -R : Reading Strategy -BI: Big Idea -L: Literary Element Keep your answer in your notes.

8 Group Work: Translate your lines! 75 words minimum Group 1: Group 2: Group 3: Group 4: Group 5:

9 Activity The poem uses many long sentences, with clauses separated by commas. The poet uses long, rolling sentences for dramatic effect. ACTIVITY: Rewrite the first sentence of Battle with Grendel breaking it down into 2-3 shorter sentences.

10 Reading Strategy: Lines What future event in the story do these lines forshadow? But fate, that night, intended Grendel to gnaw the broken bones of his last human supper. Explain….

11 Reading Strategy: Lines What future event in the story do these lines forshadow? But fate, that night, intended Grendel to gnaw the broken bones of his last human supper. Explain…. He will kill at least one Geat warrior.

12 Writers Technique: lines What does the poet mean when he says death and Grendels teeth came together, snapping life shut? Put into your own words…..

13 Writers Technique: lines What does the poet mean when he says death and Grendels teeth came together, snapping life shut? Put into your own words….. When Grendels teeth close on the warrior, the warriors life snaps shut, too.

14 Big Idea: Epic Warrior, end of page 31 What motivates Beowulf in his time of need?

15 Big Idea: Epic Warrior, end of page 31 What motivates Beowulf in his time of need? Answer: He remembers his boast and his vow to Hrothgar to destroy Grendel strengthens Beowulfs resolve to prevent the monster from escaping.

16 At the end of p32 What events have occurred since Grendel entered Herot this night?

17 Reading Strategy: end of p32 What events have occurred since Grendel entered Herot this night? Grendel ripped apart a sleeping warrior and devoured him and then grabbed Beowulf, who was already awake and ready for the attack. Beowulf seized Grendels claw with his powerful grip and refused to let go. The battle that ensued battered Hrothgarss Hall – Herot.

18 Big Idea: Epic Warrior What heroic traits do Beowulfs warriors show?

19 Big Idea: Epic Warrior What heroic traits do Beowulfs warriors show? They know how deadly Grendel is, but they attack him anyway because he is engaged in battle with their leader. (LOYALTY)

20 Literary Element: p 33 lines Why does Beowulf hang Grendels arm in the rafters?

21 Literary Element: p 33 lines Why does Beowulf hang Grendels arm in the rafters? Beowulf is proud. He wants to show his conquest over Grendel-the victory of good over evil-and the freedom he has brought to the Danes.

22 Reading Strategy: p34 lines Summarize what happens the morning after Beowulfs triumph.

23 Reading Strategy: p34 lines Summarize what happens the morning after Beowulfs triumph. Warriors throng to Herot, tracing Grendels footprints to the bloody lake where he died. Later they retell the story of the battle, extolling Beowulfs valor.


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