For this activity, I use Kevin Crossley-Holland's translation of Beowulf. Students need a great deal of practice with speaking and writing complete sentences using correct verb and pronoun usage. One of the most efficient ways of teaching this skill is to have students use essay style answers both in their speaking and their writing. As they play this competitive Essay Bingo game, students work on hearing and using essay-style answers as they review for a unit test on Beowulf.Keywords: Kevin Crossley-Holland, Beowulf, verb usage, pronoun usage, essay-style.Aligned to CCSS: L.8.1 , RL.8.10
Beowulf Essay-Style Bingo
Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Activity
Common Core State Standards
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Great way to integrate grammar into a unit. Thank you!
A fun way to incorporate comprehension and grammar.
Excellent way to integrate grammar with comprehension. Activity was well explained and thought out. Thanks!