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Warm Up 10.5.11 Today we will read “The Battle with Grendel”… What do you think will happen? Predict the outcome with details. 2-4 sentences Make sure.

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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 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?

4 Viewing Art They believed in beasts such as Dragons, in myths and legends, to explain life’s 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?

5 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.

6 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.

7 Group Work: Translate your lines!!! (p30-34)! 75 words minimum Group 1: Group 2: Group 3: Group 4: Group 5: Answer any Reading Strategy, Literary Element, or Big Idea questions in your section. Make sure that you are prepared to present your section to the class: reading text and the translation.

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

9 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. One last time. He will soon die.

10 Literary Element p31 How does Beowulf differ from other warriors whom Grendel has attacked?

11 Literary Element p31 How does Beowulf differ from other warriors whom Grendel has attacked? Unlike the other warriors, Beowulf is awake and prepared to fight.

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

13 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 Beowulf’s resolve to prevent the monster from escaping.

14 ****Writers Technique: lines What does the poet mean when he says “death and Grendel’s teeth came together, snapping life shut”? Put into your own words…..

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

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 Grendel’s claw with his powerful grip and refused to let go. The battle that ensued battered Hrothgars’s Hall – Herot.

18 Warm Up – October 12, 2011 What does Beowulf do with Grendel’s arm after their “Epic” fight? Describe in 2-4 sentences. PS – Did you turn in your BOAST?

19 Big Idea: Epic Warrior What heroic traits do Beowulf’s warriors show?

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

21 Literary Element: p 33 lines Why does Beowulf hang Grendel’s arm in the rafters?

22 Literary Element: p 33 lines Why does Beowulf hang Grendel’s 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.

23 Reading Strategy: p34 lines Summarize what happens the morning after Beowulf’s triumph.

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


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