learning goal: to recognize patterns in the first two demons and predict the trajectory of demon presence in the overall poem

in small groups, using the demon charts, identify the three most significant similarities and differences between Grendel and Grendel’s mother

as whole group, complete the Venn diagram on the white board

as a whole group, address this question:  What do these similarities and differences suggest about the forthcoming third-and-final demon–its essential qualities and particular details?

if time allows, play a portion of Heaney’s reading the dragon episode