The 1-hour and 52-minute movie is captivating, and builds suspense and excitement around the very culture awash in The Wanderer, The Seafarer, The Wife’s Lament, and Beowulf.
Based on my first attempt with book bentos, I came up with these 5 tips to make these fun projects even better.
A recent snow day activity has sparked my curiosity about the possibilities of combining student photography with reading.
She was just doing what she had to do to generate some positive energy amidst a group of silent, unresponsive, insecure high schoolers.
Use these six student-written poems as mentor texts for teaching ekphrastic poetry
My quest with my high school seniors into British Lit continues with one of the last two texts in our Medieval Era unit: Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur. This text, published in 1485, provides the tales of the legendary King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. (A post on our last medievalContinue reading “Le Morte d’Arthur: Resources for high school”
Get to know students with creative projects in a writer’s workshop for high school
Poetry: It’s what the world needs now. Choose from these 8 poem ideas for high school students.
Use poetry’s trendiness to encourage high school students to write poems.
Here’s another way to infuse relevance into Beowulf If you extend your Beowulf unit into a mini-unit on Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, three things will happen: 1) You’ll build excitement to read an Anglo-Saxon poem so old we don’t even know exactly when it was written or by whom. 2) You’ll open students’ eyes toContinue reading “When Christian Bale becomes Beowulf”