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The Hobbit: Directed Reading - Thinking Activity

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An in-class reading of Shel Silverstein's The Missing Piece Meets the Big O introduces class members to the journey motif that forms the basis of The Hobbit.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Using Silverstein's story as a model, have class members make predictions about similar challenges Bilbo may face
Classroom Considerations
  • Many class members may have seen The Hobbit film series
  • The fourth in a series of nine resources designed to be used with The Hobbit
  • The resource includes a rationale for the activity, step-by-step directions, and discussion questions

Some learners may need additional scaffolding to understand the connections between the piece's journey in Silverstein's story and that of Bilbo Baggins