Everything you need to understand or teach Grendel by John Gardner.
Grendel is a first-person account of Grendel, the creature Beowulf kills in the sixth-century epic
poem Beowulf. Grendel looks like a terrifying beast, but he has highly developed cognitive skills. Throughout the novel, he debates philosophical ideas while trying to figure out exactly what and who he is.
Grendel Lesson Plans contain 109 pages of teaching material, including: