This storyboard and production booklet activity is designed for the final chapters (14-19) of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel, The Hobbit. It is an effective review for students of their prior reading and/or a reading comprehension check for the teacher. By focusing on the final chapters, students can try to predict what they might expect of the final version of the movie.
The final chapters of the novel can each be divided into four scenes. Students need to go back to the text to do a careful reading that will enable them to determine the props, characters, and action that take place in that particular scene, do a sketch of the scene and a summary of the action.
The assignment can be done over several days by having students work individually or in small groups to do all six chapters. If less time is available, the assignment can be parceled out to various groups of students who can do the storyboard and production booklet in sections and present them to the entire class.
Included is a graphic organizer that will enable students to organize the information required for each scene of the chapter. Guidelines for preparing the production booklet are also included as well as a Grading Criteria rubric for the teacher. Common Core Standards in Reading and Literature and in Speaking and Listening are included for this activity.
Included are teacher instructions, 24 pages for Storyboards, a student guide, and a grading rubric for the project.