Anglo Saxon Unit – 2 weeks
Lesson Plan Title: Early Ages/Anglo-Saxon
|Subject/Grade: H. English IV|
|Developed by: Kimberly Livaudais|
|JCS Unit Plan Name: Early Ages/Anglo-Saxon|
|CCSS Standard(s): CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.12.3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).
Timeline of Implementation:
|Day 1||Introduction of Anglo-Saxon ppt – Anglo-Saxon Intro PPt updated|
|Day 2||Man in the Water reading/Class discussion of hero/Epic and epic heroes – pptThe Man in the Water|
|Day 3||Read Beowulf Sect I and II/Work on graphic organizers/Answer Sect I and II in pairsBeowulf Questions and The Wife’s Lament|
|Day 4||Read Beowulf Sect III and IV/Work on graphic organizers/Answer Sect III and IV in pairs|
|Day 5||Read Beowulf Part II/Work on graphic organizers/Answer Sect I and II in pairs|
|Day 6||Complete the Narrator and Voice in BeowulfNarrator and Voice in Beowulf|
|Day 7||Read and answer questions for “The Wife’s Lament”Beowulf Questions and The Wife’s Lament|
|Day 8||Riddle Day/Read and solve/Write your own riddleRiddles|
|Day 9||Early Ages Common Assessment/Riddle Competition|
|Materials and Resources (include digital resources): English IV textbook, Man in Water handout, Smartboard, powerpoint
|Essential Question(s): (Big ideas written as questions… should be written as open ended to allow for in depth exploration)1. How do authors’ choices and purpose affect literature?
2. How do authors use direct and indirect characterization to develop the story?
3. How do authors use tone effectively?
|Activating Prior Knowledge: (What do students need to know for success and for understanding?)Anglo-Saxon history and terms|
|Teacher Input (TIP): (What are the main concepts that will be explicitly taught by the teacher? Include details in the timeline)Day one – Teacher will give background on the Anglo-Saxon era
Day Two – The teacher will facilitate a discussion on what makes a hero
Day Three-Five – The teacher will discuss the origins of Beowulf and then facilitate reading and comprehension of text and answer questions
Day Six – Teacher will facilitate and answer questions on Anglo-Saxon poetry
Day Seven – Teacher will discuss the importance of riddling in the Early Ages and will help students create their own riddles
Day Eight – The teacher will facilitate a riddling competition.
|Literary Text Considerations: Beowulf
|Informational Text Considerations: Man in the Water article|
|Language/Grammar Focus:Figurative Language/Tone|
|Language/Academic Vocabulary: SAT words|
|Speaking & Listening:|
|Writing: Creating a unique riddle|
|Evidence of Success/Closure/Assessment: Early Ages Common Assessment