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Fun lesson on Kennings

Grade Level Grades 6-12
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Lesson (fully explained in PowerPoint) on Anglo Saxon poetry more generally (linked into Beowulf); with a focus on kennings. Homework activity uses modern kennings poem as a model and lets them have a go at writing their own.Lots of fun! Aligned with Common Core Standards: RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.8.4, W.6.4, W.6.5, W.7.5, RL.8.5

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Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.

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4.0
2 Reviews
SML Member
July 04, 2016
SML Member
January 30, 2016
The "kennings " in Whalesong are not really kennings kennings must be two nouns or pronouns put together. I hope there were not many teachers that used this lesson.
k_hamel
September 26, 2012
This worked wonderfully, thankyou.
SML Member
December 09, 2011

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