Beowulf Video Study Guide | Complete Playlist

This playlist contains 18 video study guides that break down the text of Beowulf.  These videos will go a long way in helping students create their own analyses with textual citations.  After watching these videos, students will better understand the themes of the text, the complex characters including their development, and the importance of word meaning and choice on the overall text and tone of the text. These videos will provide insight into the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of the story.  Course Hero also provides free resources like study guides and infographics at the link below. For a list of Common Core State Standards addressed, see below. 

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Common Core State Standards Beowulf 


Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.


Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.


Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).