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Reading Literature in Translation: Beowulf as a Case Study
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 50-minute sessions|
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Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students study Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales not just for its rich language, but also for the insights it provides into the Middle Ages. Using wikis, students collaborate to study both literature and history on their own terms. They create meaning and build information networks using tools Chaucer himself would have loved.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 13
Students focus on the figurative language in Heaney's poem, "Digging," and discuss the speaker's attitude, and how metaphor, simile, and image contribute to the poem.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  January 3
Students compare the film versions of The Lord of the Rings and Tolkien's novels. Students then imagine how a scene in a current novel that they are reading would be filmed.
Grades 6 – 12 | Strategy Guide
This guide provides strategies for choosing text that is appropriate for close reading and to plan for instruction.