Pinpoint Whole Class Reading is a new series of teaching guides providing flexible and creative lessons for classic modern children’s books.
This book provides 30 starter, main and plenary activities for teaching Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo in Year 5 / P6. These can be used interchangeably over a half term or over a longer period. Activities use three levels where appropriate, showing how the content can be adapted for children who need more support or challenge.
Beowulf is an accessible way for teachers and children to engage with the oldest surviving epic in British literature. Its focus on action will appeal to reluctant readers and, as an old English poem set in Denmark, it offers opportunities to explore multiculturalism, myths and legends, history, drama and art.