Exploring Imagery Through Beowulf

Grades 6-8 / ELA / Writing
CCSS: ELA.RL.7.2 ELA.RL.7.3 ELA.W.7.3a

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature 6-12

7

7th Grade

2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature 6-12

7

7th Grade

3

Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6-12

7

7th Grade

3a

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

a. Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

c. Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.

d. Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.

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Lesson Objective
Use descriptive details and sensory language
Length
6 min
Questions to Consider
How does Ms. Novak prepare students for working with the text?
What can you learn from Ms. Novak about using Common Core language with students?
Ms. Novak says, "You can make anything accessible." How does she make this lesson accessible to all students?
Common Core Standards
ELA.RL.7.2, ELA.RL.7.3, ELA.W.7.3a

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  • What is Universal Design for Learning? (PDF)

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  • Student Paraphrasing Worksheet for Beowulf

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Exploring Imagery Through Beowulf

Grades 6-8 / ELA / Writing

Exploring Imagery Through Beowulf