This week, we continued to read and analyze Beowulf, focusing on kennings, alliteration, epic archetypes,and caesura. We took a quiz on Anglo-Saxon history and literature terms, and also Part I of the story this week.
You will have a quiz on Anglo-Saxon history and literary terms on Tuesday, 9/20.
This week, we worked on our first set of SAT-level vocabulary words taken from Beowulf. We completed several anticipation quick writes about heroism, and we analyzed Capital One commercials for its use of Vikings (media literacy- what did Anglo-Saxons look like, why would Capital One use such people as their spokesman for the company?). We took background notes on the Beowulf epic and began reading Part I of the poem.
This week we participated in icebreaker activities and reviewed the class syllabus, rules, and procedures. We also developed personal learning goals, and began taking notes on the Anglo-Saxon period.
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