learning goal: see the human-like attributes at the core of Grendel’s character

more fully appreciate the challenge of writing in this conventional form of Old English poetry

preview “3 Demons” chart (Grendel column), as invitation to vertical and horizontal observations

listen to Heaney’s reading of dragon excerpts

write fine lines of original verse in the Old English meter, using one of these contemporary topics, or one of your own making: ISIS, Ebola, college application process, sexual assault/rape on college campuses