Week # 3: September 18th - 22nd

Learning Expectations

This week, while working through their understanding of hero story concepts, revising their college essays, and exploring the epic poem Beowulf, students will:

  • think critically when investigating the literal and figurative meanings of complex texts.
  • think creatively when applying Anglo-Saxon rituals and literary practices to their own writing.
  • communicate effectively when sharing insights in class discussion and through various writing assignments. 
  • collaborate successfully when working with classmates to analyze passages from the text and engage in critical reading activities. 
  • generate their own questions and explore independent topics when preparing for class discussion.
  • exhibit respect for themselves and others.
  • act with integrity in all academic endeavors.

Monday, September 18th (Day 6, Long 2)

  • Complete viewing Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed
  • Take notes on literary concepts as presented in the film

HW: (1) Review Hero Powerpoint Presentations to prepare for Friday's quiz (2) Work on Terms and Concepts Log

Tuesday, September 19th (Day 7, Long 3)

  • Introduction to Beowulf
  • Read the prologue (lines 1 - 50)
  • Time permitting, look at Anglo-Saxon Riddles (on Google Classroom)

HW: (1) Study for Friday's quiz (2) Read through line 687

Wednesday, September 20th (Day 1, Long 4)

  • Students will work collaboratively on critical reading assignments while I conference with individuals to review their college essays.
  • Whole-class discussion of reading (final 10-15 minutes)

HW: (1) Prepare for Friday's quiz (2) Read through line 1250

Thursday, September 21st (Career Day Bell Schedule)

  • Students will work collaboratively on critical reading assignments while I conference with individuals to review their college essays.
  • Whole-class discussion of reading (final 10-15 minutes)

HW: PREPARE FOR TOMORROW'S QUIZ

Friday, September 22nd (Day 2, Long 5)

  • Hero Quiz
  • Discussion of Beowulf so far