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.
1. Read your Quarter 1 book for 10 minutes.
Make a copy of this Cornell Note Template. Name it: Beowulf Day 1 9/14
Essential Question: What is a hero and how are today's definitions of heroism both similar and different?
2. Writing prompt: What is your definition of a hero? Who is a hero in your life? What qualities do they have to make them a hero?
Write for 10 minutes. Be specific.
3. Beowulf Introduction and Summary
4. Read Beowulf: Part One - The Monster Grendel in the Holt Textbook, p. 23- top of p. 27.
5. As you read, take the following notes in your Cornell Notes. For each page read:
- Make one connection (text-to-self, text-to-text or text-to-world)
- Write down one line that contain details important for the text
- Ask one higher level question (this she be deeper than just "what does this mean?")
In your Cornell Notes, include:
- Writing Prompt: What's a hero?
- Beowulf Comments, Connections, Questions