Curriculum Guides and Resources for Grendel’s Mother, Grendel, and Tolkien

I have curriculum guides that follow the Common Core for teachers of Grendel’s Mother, Grendel, Beowulf, and Tolkien’s Sellic Spell and The Lay of Beowulf, as well as a book club discussion guide for those reading Grendel’s Mother alone or with Gardner’s Grendel. Downloads are below.

I had fun writing both this pedagogical material.  And I hope it will help readers, students, and teachers as they explore Beowulf and the world of that time.

Each Chapter Guide includes:

  • Vocabulary
  • Discussion Starters
  • The guide facilitates the deepening of curriculum standards and objectives.

There are also:

Curriculum Connections

Culminating Activities

And a Q & A with Susan Signe Morrison (me!).  I hope you enjoy these supplements to Grendel’s Mother and that they make your class or Book Club discussions more focused and enjoyable!

Click to download the curriculum guide to Grendel’s Mother. Susan Morrison’s Grendel’s Mother Curriculum Guide

Click to download the curriculum guide to Tolkien’s Sellic Spell and The Lay of Beowulf. Tolkien Sellic Spell and Lay of Beowulf Curriculum Guide questions

Click to download the curriculum guide to Grendel. John Gardner’s Grendel Curriculum Guide questions

Click to download the Book Club Discussion guide to Grendel’s Mother, with some questions for Gardner’s Grendel. Book Club Discussion Questions for Grendel and Grendel’s Mother