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BELL RINGER PROMPTS Monday 19 August 2013 - 23 August 2013
August 19 2013 • Beowulf gives the lineage of both Beowulf and Grendel. The Geats and the Danes of the 6 th century believed parentage and ancestry established your place in the world. Create a genealogical chart such as the one in the back of your copy of Beowulf for yourself. • Choose either to go back in time charting your ancestors-parents, grandparents, great aunts and uncles, etc. • Or • Choose to imagine the lineage you will create in the future. Begin with yourself and create a dynasty in the future!
20 August 2013 • The Geats and the Danes valued the lineage of kings and warriors. How have values changed in respect to the place of fathers in modern times? • Do you believe fathers should provide a reputation and standing for their offspring?
21 August 2013 • Grendel represents the Devil. Do you have any sympathy for him?
22 August 2013 Imagine Herot, the great mead hall as the Central Gwinnett High School commons with Beowulf laying in wait for Grendel. Write an account of the death of Grendel in the commons.
23 August 2013 • Test Preparation • The monster’s/Thoughts were as quick as his greed or his • • • claws: / He slipped through the door and there in the silence/Snatched up thirty men, smashed them/ Unknowing in their beds and ran out with their bodies, /The blood dripping behind him, back/To his lair, delighted with his night’s slaughter. Of the four actions described, which did Grendel perform third? A He happily went back to his lair B He came up with an idea quickly. C He smashed thirty men in their beds. D He slipped through the door