George R.R. Martin Discusses Lord of the Rings

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George R.R. Martin, famous in his own right for heroes, villains, dragons, and direwolves, offers his rationale for why viewers should vote for J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings with its elves, wizards, and hobbits as part of the Great American Read program.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask class members who have read The Lord of the Rings to share their response to the novel
  • Poll the class to determine who has read the trilogy, who have seen the films, and who have done both
  • Have groups craft a video persuading class members to vote for a book they feel should be included in the Great American Read program
Classroom Considerations

  • Although the voting has since closed, the video can still be used to garner interest in reading Tolkien and/or Matin's fantasy series
Pros

  • Includes discussion questions and an activity
Cons

  • None