The Hobbit

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From dragons to dwarves, from riddles to rings, the great adventure story of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien has captivated generations of readers of all ages. An educator's guide explores the novel's literary elements, including the motifs, themes, symbols, metaphors, and setting. Additionally, it provides well-considered questions about the plot and characters to engage learners in Tolkien's great work.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add to the pre-reading activities with short stories that meet learners' definition of adventure stories
  • Use one bulletin board as an interactive timeline to track Bilbo's progress throughout the book
  • Include the discussion questions as part of a reading assessment or when assigning essay prompts
Classroom Considerations

  • Colorful backgrounds and borders make the resource difficult to print; best used digitally

  • Includes a thoughtful overview of the plot
  • Clarifies the difference between the novel's motifs and its themes
  • Provides a publisher's link to additional reading resources
  • Comes with a trivia game that ranges in level of difficulty

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