Beowulf - E-Guide

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Beowulf is the first great English, Anglo-Saxon, literary epic, chronicling a hero's exploits as northern European clans teeter between Christianity and the old religions. A monster, Grendel, has descended on Heorot, mead hall of King Hrothgar, bringing death and chaos for 12 years. Beowulf, hero of the Geats, travels to the land of the Danes to free them from Grendel's grasp. With boldness and God's help, Beowulf defeats Grendel and Grendel's mother when she comes seeking vengeance. Finally, at the end of a long reign as king of the Geats, Beowulf faces a dragon to save his people and burn his name into the pages of history.

Our Interactive Study Guide will open with Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0+. You may still print off the study guide just as before. But with the interactive files, students have the capability of entering their answers directly on the computer and saving their work in progress.

In 60 pages (plus the answer key), our E-Guide contains:

  • Background on the authors and story
  • Prereading suggested activities
  • Vocabulary activities related to the story
  • General content questions
  • Literary analysis and terminology questions designed to give students a good understanding of writing technique and how to use it
  • Critical analysis questions designed to help students consider and analyze the intellectual, moral, and spiritual issues in the story and weigh them with reference to scripture
  • and, of course, a detailed answer key!
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Recommended Grade Level:
6th Century Scandinavia
Study Guide Author:
Michael Poteet
For the Translation By:
Seamus Heaney
Study Guide Page Count:
82 pages
Special Notes:
We strongly suggest you purchase the Beowulf translation we carry, as this study guide is specifically designed for the translation by Seamus Heaney. Other translations may differ and make the use of the study guide difficult.


  • 5
    Beowulf Study Guide

    Posted by Leah on 24th Jan 2020

    This was a thorough and useful resource for our book club on Beowulf. We didn't use the biblical activities, as it was a secular crowd, and there was still plenty of material to work with.

  • 4
    Beowulf Study Guide

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Feb 2019

    This study guide is well written and organized, and the answer key is comprehensive. We skipped the biblical ties, and still found it to be very useful. My one reason for rating a 4 instead of a 5 is the vocabulary-- there are often times when the words chosen are fairly common, yet the reading contains archaic or unusual words that weren't in the vocab list. "Tern-hag", for example, with "tern" meaning a mountain lake. "Keshes" was another example. I would suggest having a section that defines these archaic words in addition to the vocab exercises.