Shrink the Epic: Introducing "Beowulf" and the Anglo-Saxon Period of English Literature

Unit 6: We Need a Hero: The Anglo-Saxon Epic "Beowulf"
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Objective: SWBAT identify major plot details and characters in the Anglo Saxon epic "Beowulf."

Big Idea: Front-loading activities prepare students to read the Old English, Anglo-Saxon epic.

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English / Language Arts, Anglo-Saxon, epic poem, Beowulf, Seamus Heaney, Beowulf Shrinklit, The History of English in Ten Minutes
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