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An Introduction to Beowulf: Language and Poetics

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An Introduction to Beowulf: Language and Poetics

Grades 11 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

John Paul Walter

John Paul Walter

Washington, Washington DC


National Council of Teachers of English


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David Pendery

April 01, 2014

A good piece, well done. Would be nice if you added more, focusing on different sections or scenes in the work.


Giovanna H. Pennick

February 24, 2013

This is a valuable resource for introducing "Beowulf" in an engaging way. Thank you!


Michelle Valencia

February 07, 2012

It was just great to find out everything presented here. The resources are very complete and accurate. Thanks so much for sharing this information. I was having a very hard time.



September 13, 2011

Thank you so much for this lesson! It has really helped explain the basics of Old English and the students love listening to the Old English audio reading. A perfect introduction to Beowulf.



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