Beowulf (Usborne Edition)

Beowulf - Usborne

The classic story written over a thousand years ago retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. Fearsome monsters stalk the moors of ancient Denmark, murdering anyone they catch. But then a warrior comes from overseas. His name is Beowulf. He kills monsters…

Main Focus: Inference - Chapters 1-3

This activity focuses on inference within the first few chapters of the Beowulf book.

We have taken some information for your Year 3 / Year 4 class to make inferences. We have also included a multiple choice inference resource to help.

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Main Focus: Character Study - Beowulf

This resource focuses on the character Beowulf once he is introduced into the story, right up until his victory against Grendel’s mum.

We have taken a range of sentences from the book and created a list of adjectives to describe Beowulf based on the sentences.

Your class will read the sentences and adjectives and match them.

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Main Focus: Contractions

In this resource, your Year 3 / Year 4 class will look at words within the story of Beowulf that could have (could’ve) been contracted.

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Main Focus: Past and Present Tense

This activity for LKS2 focuses on past and present tense words.

Your class will identify the verbs in the passage and then write the verbs in their present tense.

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Main Focus: Comprehension (Chapters 1-4)

This is a comprehension for Beowulf Usborne Edition and is linked to chapters 1-4 of the book.

Your Year 3 / Year 4 class will answer the wide range of questions, supporting their answers referencing the text where possible.

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Main Focus: Inverted Commas

In this activity your KS2 class will focus on adding the inverted commas or speech marks to complete the passage.

We have 6 different worksheets to choose from in this activity. In one page your class must identify and insert the inverted commas, in another the children must insert the inverted commas that have been highlighted for them and in another page, your class will try to find the inverted commas.

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Main Focus: Apostrophes

This activity focuses on Apostrophes. We have created a few worksheets for this activity.

Your class could add in the apostrophes to complete the sentences. They could also identify the apostrophes and give an explanation as two why it has been used.

Click through the resources to see if it would suit your Year 3 / Year 4 class.

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Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension

We have taken some of the vocabulary used in this Beowulf story and created a resource to help your class develop their understanding of the words.

We have provided the context in which the words have been used and also a meaning for the word. Your Year 3 / Year 4 class can then write the words into a new context.

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Main Focus: Punctuation

This is a punctuation activity linked to the story.

We have taken  passages, removed the punctuation and your class must add in the capital letters, full stops, commas, question marks and exclamation marks.

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Main Focus: Comprehension (Chapter 5-9)

This comprehension is linked to chapters 5,6,7,8 and 9.

Your class must answer the questions  using their understanding of the story and evidence to support their answers.

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Main Focus: Word Class

Do your class need to work on their word classification understanding?

In this activity, your Year 3 / Year 4 class will identify the nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs from the Beowulf passages.

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Main Focus: Non-Fiction

This provides your class with some more information around the story of Beowulf and its origins.

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