This assignment gives step-by-step instructions for students to prepare a support paper utilizing textual citations to write about a specific character, or group of characters, of importance in The Hobbit. With seven different characters or groups to choose from, students can then return to the text to find specific lines from the text to support their statements about the assigned character. The three-day project ends with students “presenting” their papers to the class. The assignment is suitable to use at any point after the first half of the book for an interesting and stand alone writing assignment. It is also a useful assignment for teachers who are going to be missing two or more days of school since students need little teacher support during the process.