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Riddles from The Hobbit
“Riddle me this!” What do J.R.R. Tolkien and Bill Finger have in common? Why, they’re both riddlers, of course. The riddles found in The Hobbit are the focus a series of activities that direct learners’ attention to word relationships and word meanings.
5th Language Arts 16 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Old Hobbits Are Hard to Break
Explore film adaptation of literature with this lesson plan, which focuses on the world of film advertisements. Middle schoolers discuss various films (including The Lord of the Rings) and create advertisements for a pretend film based on a fairy tale.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 167 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Acronyms--Characters in The Hobbit
Have your class create acrostic poems for characters in The Hobbit. First, define acronyms and work together to complete sample acronyms for their own first names. Students then research specific characters in the novel and create acronyms using the characters' names.
8th - 10th Language Arts 8 Views 48 Downloads
Descriptive Writing-The Hobbit
Young readers write a descriptive paper on the fantasy characters in The Hobbit. They take notes as they read the novel in order to provide descriptions of the character traits of hobbits, dwarfs, trolls, wizards, and goblins. They pay specific attention to the habitats (setting) each character dwells in.
9th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 32 Downloads
Magical Creatures Land
The opening of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit provides a model of how to use rich details to create a setting. After reading the description of Bilbo Baggins’ abode, young writers create their own magical home for a fantasy creature. The excerpt from The Hobbit, student models, and extension activities are included.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 49 Downloads
Literature Study Guide - The Hobbit
With several online resources for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, as well as many reading and literary analysis activities, this novel study guide is a great way to keep your young readers organized during a book report. The guide includes a reading schedule, a plot and character map, and multiple pages of reading comprehension activities.
7th - 9th Language Arts 21 Views 178 Downloads
Here’s a series of exercises designed to be used after readers have finished reading The Hobbit. Pairs identify the speaker of a series of quotes, match characters with qualities, and provide evidence from the story to support their conclusions.
7th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 14 Downloads
Runes in The Hobbit
Can your super sleuths crack Thror's message? It's written in runes, an ancient form of writing. Provided here is a chart and a short paragraph that must be translated in order to understand. What a great way to interest your class in J.R.R.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Narrative Writing - The Hobbit
Hobbits, dwarfs, wizards, trolls, and goblins. Readers track these fantastic creatures through J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit noting passages of character description and habitats. Using specific passages from the novel, class members craft a descriptive essay so that readers can easily understand each of the characters.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
Descriptive Writing - The Hobbit
Hobbits, dwarfs, wizards, trolls, and goblins. Readers track these fantastic creatures through J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit noting passages of character description and scenery changes. Using specific passages from the novel, class members craft a descriptive essay so that readers can easily understand each of the characters.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
The Hobbit: Vocabulary List 2
J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit provides the words for two vocabulary exercises. Learners craft sentences that demonstrate the meaning of the words and select words from the provided list to fill in the blanks of short sentences.
7th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 10 Downloads
History of the English Language
How was the English language formed? Before reading The Hobbit, glance back and trace the development of the English language with your class. Maps and bulleted lists help learners understand the influences that created Old English.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads