The HOBBIT Novel Study Unit - Print & DIGITAL Distance Learning -Standards Based

Joy Sexton
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6th - 9th, Homeschool
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This Hobbit Novel Study Unit will instantly engage your students with thought-provoking learning activities aligned to ELA standards. Now includes both a print and digital version for distance learning! Get students thinking deeply, close reading, acquiring new vocabulary, and discussing important ideas as they read J.R.R. Tolkien's fascinating novel.

The DIGITAL version offers colorful, beautifully-designed slides that allow students to type their responses into text boxes. Test and all quizzes are accessed with links to Google Forms, and are self-grading.

To access the DIGITAL version of this resource, you will find:
--a PDF with links to every resource listed for the unit
--directions for uploading the resources and using them with students

With both a print-and-go AND digital version, you'll be equipped for all teaching situations! Plus, you'll be able to easily differentiate according to your students' needs.

The Hobbit Novel Study Unit contains:

1. PRE-READING WEB QUEST – Students access background information on topics related to The Hobbit using five engaging web sites. A fun activity to kick off the novel study.

2. CHAPTER-BY-CHAPTER RESPONSE PAGES – Each of the Chapter Response Pages presents prompts regarding specific characters, settings, conflicts, important ideas, significant quotations, literary devices, etc. Students enjoy working on this response work in small groups or with a partner after reading each chapter. The response pages get students thinking and discussing the events of the novel using text-based details, and this work assures the teacher that students are "getting" all the important ideas.

3. HOBBIT FREE-WRITES – 20 Journal-style writing prompts on attractive slides – one for every chapter! A Free-Writes Log for student responses is also provided. Great discussion starters when shared.

4. VOCABULARY STUDY – 50 words – Grouped by chapters – Students study the definitions given and then fit the correct words into provided sentences. They also choose words to illustrate and compose sentences of their own.

5. VOCABULARY QUIZZES – 5 15-question quizzes, grouped by chapters, that match the word listings on the vocabulary pages. Digital version created in Google Forms (not Microsoft compatible).

6. CHAPTER QUIZZES – 19 quizzes, a 5-question multiple choice quiz for every chapter, can be projected or printed. Digital version created in Google Forms (not Microsoft compatible).

7. NARRATIVE WRITING ASSIGNMENT - Students write a Friendly Letter to Gandalf during our travelers' separation mid-book. Details and directions are carefully outlined along with a pre-writing organizer. Students have a choice in narrative point of view. Includes easy grading tool.

8. END-OF-NOVEL TEST – A 30-question multiple choice and matching test

9. HOBBIT ESSAY TOPICS WITH PRE-WRITING ORGANIZERS – A five-paragraph literary essay assignment that offers 3 topic choices and planning organizers to guide students through the process. A LITERARY ESSAY WRITING RUBRIC is included for assessment.

10. HOBBIT FINAL PROJECT - A differentiated project that involves creating a presentation where a variety of text examples, visuals, and meaningful quotations are represented. 5 topic choices are offered. Includes a grading tool for easy assessment.

11. FULL ANSWER KEY and Common Core Standards – Answer Keys for Web Quest, Chapter Response Pages, Vocabulary Quizzes, Chapter Quizzes, and End-of-Novel Test

This novel unit will take you all the way through The Hobbit, keeping students on track with rigorous, standards-aligned learning activities. The handouts and slides are attractively designed for student engagement, and there's no prep for you!

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Thank you! --Joy

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.


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