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ELA: British Literature Version: CPS05-06

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Unit Name: 01 - Old English/Anglo-Saxon Literature

Essential Question

How does Anglo-Saxon literature reflect culture, philosophy and history of the time period? Why is the Anglo-Saxon epic hero archetype a central element of Anglo-Saxon culture? Why do we need to study Anglo-Saxon literature? How is our society like Anglo-Saxon society? Why do words in the English language change? How can we clearly and effectively convey ideas about a text? What constitutes effective discussion?

Topic 1

Structures and Elements

  • Knowledge of the structures, developments and elements of (a) fiction, (b) nonfiction and (c) poetry
  • Topic 1 Standards and Elements


    Comprehension/Nonfiction/Informational Text
    Comprehension/Poetry
    ELA10LSV1 Verbal Interactions
    ELA11LSV1 Verbal Interactions
    ELA11LSV1 Verbal Interactions
    ELABLRL1 Comprehension/Fiction
    ELABLRL2 Theme
    ELABLRL5 Vocabulary

    Topic 2

    Themes

  • Knowledge of universal themes
  • Anglo Saxon themes: Heroes, Paganism, fate, individual in society, exile
  • Topic 2 Standards and Elements


    ELA10LSV1 Verbal Interactions
    ELA11LSV1 Verbal Interactions
    ELA12LSV1 Verbal Interaction
    ELABLRL2 Theme
    ELABLRL5 Vocabulary

    Topic 3

    Context

  • Relate a literary work to primary sources
  • Compare and contrast different genres
  • Analyze genres within specified time periods
  • Old English
  • Topic 3 Standards and Elements


    ELA10LSV1 Verbal Interactions
    ELA11LSV1 Verbal Interactions
    ELA12LSV1 Verbal Interaction
    ELABLRL3 Contemporary Context or Historical Background/Primary Source Documents
    ELABLRL5 Vocabulary

    Topic 4

    Writing

  • Employ a variety of writing genres
  • Demonstrate awareness of stylistic devices
  • Analyze the use of imagery and language
  • Support ideas and viewpoints through references
  • Analyze historical records
  • Include critical perspectives
  • Imitate a variety of literary forms
  • Include works cited or bibliography when applicable
  • Topic 4 Standards and Elements


    ELA10LSV1 Verbal Interactions
    ELA11LSV1 Verbal Interactions
    ELA12LSV1 Verbal Interaction
    ELABLRC3 Vocabulary
    ELABLRL4 Variety of Writing Genres
    ELABLRL5 Vocabulary

    Unit Vocabulary

    • Kenning
    • Caesura
    • Letter
    • Essay
    • Scop
    • Structures: chronological, in medias res, flashback, epistolary narrative, frame narrative
    • Character development: Flat, round, static, dynamic
    • Imagery
    • Symbolism
    • Lyrics
    • Elegy
    • Assonance
    • Alliteration
    • Epic
    • Epic hero
    • Quest
    • Legend
    • Oral tradition
    • Anglo-Saxon
    • Anglos
    • Saxons
    • Jutes
    • Theme
    • Universal theme
    • Point of view: First person, third person limited, third person omniscient
    • Literature: Mythic, traditional, classical
    • Irony
    • Genre
    • Diction
    • Primary source
    • Secondary source
    • Controlling images
    • Figurative language
    • Extended metaphor
    • Understatement
    • Hyperbole
    • Irony
    • Paradox
    • Tone
    • Satire
    • Old English

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