English II The Evolution of Medieval Literature Beowulf Summative Assessment Standards: Literature: (9-10) Citing textual evidence Determine theme

Cultural experience Objectives (measura le! interactive! "l##m$s %ax#n#m&: higher #rder thin'ing) "& the end #( this less#n! students sh#uld e a le t#: 1) Identi(& events and ma)#r themes #( "e#*ul(+ ,) C#mmunicate the events clearl& and in a c#ncise and understanda le (#rmat t# an audience+

Procedures: Opening %he class is separated int# six separate gr#ups+ Important Information -r#m the larger standp#int #( the unit! the p#int #( "e#*ul( is t# sh#* the transiti#n #( literature (r#m the pagan r##ts #( the classical peri#d! and int# the p#st-Christianit& #( the medieval Eur#pean *#rld+ "e#*ul( is a classical her#! thrust int# a *#rld that values virtue #ver might! and is 'illed at the end #( the st#r& as an example #( the (ailure #( the #ld-st&le *arl#rd in a culture that places a higher value #n virtue than might+ .dditi#nall&! the st#r& intr#duces us t# the comitatus! #r the 'ing$s retinue #( s#ldier- #d&guards+ %his is the eginning #( the c#ncept #( the 'night! *hich (igures pr#minentl& in medieval literature! m#st n#ta l& in .rthurian m&th+ -#r this part #( the unit! the (#cus is #n getting students t# understand the purp#se and egin the practice #( thin'ing criticall& a #ut a piece #( literature+ %his s'ill *ill e rein(#rced as the students tear apart and anal&/e smaller articles and larger! m#re c#mplex pieces+ %he act #( discussing the 0uesti#ns and de(ending their p#int #( vie* *ith examples in the text is a practice the& shall have t# ec#me (amiliar *ith in c#llege! and the& *ill need the s'ills devel#ped as s##n as p#ssi le+ Practice Activit %he discussi#n gr#ups are each given a secti#n #( the ##' that the& must encapsulate (#r the class+ 1- %he "eginning #( the st#r& up t# 1rendel

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%he (ight *ith 1rendel %he events a(ter 1rendel! ut e(#re the (ight *ith 1rendel$s m#ther %he (ight *ith 1rendel$s m#ther %he events leading up t# the Drag#n (ight the (ight *ith the drag#n! "e#*ul($s death

!losure " summar # lin$ to ne%t lesson .(ter the sharing #( the events! the n#tes are chec'ed and a sh#rt sca((#lding lecture a #ut as'ing in-depth 0uesti#ns *ill segue int# #ur next less#n+

Evaluation& 'ormative Instruct#r *ill # serve the class discussi#ns and presentati#ns+ (ummative Students *ill hand in #th their secti#n n#tes (#r grading+

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