learning goal: to understand that Seamus Heaney translated this poem and that someone else from a much earlier time wrote it


read around the room, in Anglo-Saxon original, the opening lines of Beowulf

listen to an audio clip of these lines (from U of Virginia site)

address questions from homework reading: pp. ix-xxii of Heaney’s introduction

with any time left, begin reading the English translation–together, aloud