Beowulf Poetry Unit Study

I mentioned before that the girls asked me to read Beowulf to them.  Odd choice?

Well, it contains heroes, monster, dragons, and all the other adventurous things that they normally love.I promised I would share some more of what we are doing- and so I shall.


The story of Beowulf is bloody and full of strange monsters, but its historical significance make it well worth the read.

There are three “chapters” or main parts of the poem:

  1. Beowulf defeats Grendel
  2. Beowulf seeks out and fights Grendel’s mother
  3. Beowulf returns to his homeland and later defeats a fire dragon