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Beowulf 27th march

  1. 1. 5 mins Write your answers here. 5 minutes
  2. 2. Thursday 27th March 2014 Legends Beowulf
  3. 3. AF3 – To deduce and interpret information, events or ideas from the text. •We are continuing to look at legends. •What have we learned about legends so far? Start a mind map in your books. Legends
  4. 4. AF3 – To deduce and interpret information, events or ideas from the text. Legends Legends Characters are always getting into a mess and need help or rescuing Usually based on real events or characters 5 minutes
  5. 5. Beowulf- A Legend?
  6. 6. AF3 – To deduce and interpret information, events or ideas from the text. •Understand the context of the poem Beowulf •Read the poem and summarise what is happening in each part of the poem. To analyse the characters of Beowulf. •BLP: Make links to Myths and Fables
  7. 7. Beowulf is a long, epic poem. What is an ‘Epic Poem?’ An epic poem is a long poem that tells a story about the deeds of warriors and heroes.
  8. 8. It was first composed in 650AD . We do not know exactly when it was first told. It was not written down for another 300 years. How did people know the story if it was not written down? 0 500 1000 1500 2000 Beowulf Canterbury Tales Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Alice in Wonderland
  9. 9. Beowulf is famous for two reasons. It was the first story ever written down in the language of the people who lived in the dark ages. It is the oldest British story of which we have a record. < Here is a page of the original manuscript.
  10. 10. < Here are words from the original manuscript. Are there any words you recognise? He prospered under the sky until people everywhere listened when he spoke. He was a good king! What does it tell you about the English Language?
  11. 11. What do you now know about Beowulf? Create a Beowulf mind map. We will be adding more later! (No shouting out) 10 minutes
  12. 12. AF3 – To deduce and interpret information, events or ideas from the text. Legends Beowulf Epic Poem It was written before the Canterbury Tales
  13. 13. AF3 – To deduce and interpret information, events or ideas from the text.
  14. 14. 5 mins Write your answers here. 5 minutes
  15. 15. Let’s read the poem together. Then your task for today is to answer all the questions on your sheet. Follow the instructions carefully and answer in full sentences. If you do not finish, this is your homework for the weekend! Due Tuesday 1st April 2014. 20 minutes
  16. 16. Extension: What other facts can you add to your mind map?
  17. 17. Look at your mind map and pick one fact you have learned about Beowulf today. Write it on a Post-it note and put it on the whiteboard as you leave the room. Plenary

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