The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Grendel's Abode
Divide students into groups. Have each group create their own interpretation of what Grendel's underwater cave home looked like.
2. Who is the Scariest Monster of Them All?
Hold a poster contest for students in which they depict Grendel and his mother. Students can either draw representations of one monster or of both. Judge the posters in three categories: Grendel, Grendel's mother, Grendel with his mother. Have other faculty or another class judge the pictures based on criteria like scare factor, artistic quality, neatness...
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