This assignment was designed to accompany a reading of Tolkien's The Hobbit. Students create a booklet much like Bilbo's journal. As we read, we studied The Hero's Journey from our class textbook. Readings on The Hero's Journey can also be found online. We also researched runes, which students used to write their name on the cover of their journal. This was a fun project for students to work on while they read the book. It allowed for creative writing, while allowing students to demonstrate their comprehension of the characters and the plot.
By Cathy Scully
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