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Beowulf Literacy Planning Pack (Download)

Beowulf Literacy Planning Pack (Download)

Downloadable planning pack based on the book 'Beowulf' by Rob Lloyd Jones.


The Beowulf Literacy Pack contains a two-week unit of work for Year 3/4, based on the Anglo-Saxon legend Beowulf.



> 10 x lesson plans, forming a 2-week literacy unit

> Teacher guide including curriculum coverage

> Pupil resource sheets to go alongside the unit


NB: This planning pack does not include a copy of the Beowulf book, which must be purchased separately.


The Beowulf Literacy Pack contains a complete unit of work for Years 3/4, with full lesson plans and pupil resources based on the Anglo Saxon legend Beowulf.
This pack is based on the version of Beowulf by Rob Lloyd Jones (Usborne Young Reading). There are other versions of Beowulf available for children, but this edition is most suitable for Lower Key Stage 2 and the work in this pack refers directly to the Usborne text.
The ten lessons in this unit aim to give children the opportunity to read the whole story of Beowulf and to write their own hero myth based on the text. In the first week, pupils will engage imaginatively with the story of Beowulf through drama, discussion and a series of creative activities based on the text. They will become familiar with the structure of the story and the literary conventions of hero myths. There is also a SPAG focus on using powerful verbs, expanding noun phrases, using superlatives and placing commas in lists. Pupils will also have the opportunity to develop their inference skills. In the second week, pupils will use drama to develop ideas and extend their vocabulary. They will then plan their own hero myth and have the opportunity to draft and edit their stories before performing them to an audience.
The literacy objectives covered in this unit are:

  • To create a mythical character
  • To use superlatives
  • To describe contrasting settings
  • To use ‘power-of-3’ to expand noun phrases
  • To use powerful verbs
  • To draw inferences from details in a text
  • To use ‘show-not-tell’ as a writing technique
  • To describe how tension builds in a story structure
  • To create tension in my writing
  • To prepare a group performance
  • To identify conventions in mythical literature
  • To make a plan for my writing
  • To write my own hero myth
  • To find words in a dictionary
  • To organise paragraphs around a theme
  • To edit and evaluate my writing
  • To present my story to an audience


Buyers will receive links to download their digital products in the Thank You page after the checkout process, along with a download link sent to the email address used in the transaction. This resource is a PDF file.

  • File Formats

    1 x PDF file including all lesson plans and pupil resource sheets.

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