I remember reading The Hobbit for the first time. I was grade 3 and other than the mystical image of Hobbiton on the cover, I was proud of myself for reading a book with no pictures, my first in fact.
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Tolkien's work drew me in quickly. I longed to know more about the sorcerous Necromancer who lived in Mirkwood, and about the woodsmen who were still brave enough to live in its western marches. The longevity of the elves felt so earthlike and wholesome; I didn't yet know the extent of their sorrows.
In all of this I created a handful of pages to share The Hobbit through a short reading and some writing exercises. Pages include:
-part of speech search
- free writing and imaginative prompts
They are simply tools to help your kids engage the story and feel a little bit as if it were their own. Can be coupled with any Hobbit film clips of the cartoon or motion pictures. Time teaching is dependent on film clips, pacing and level of students; I simply guessed.
This is suitable for mid-high elementary grades. I've also had success in intermediate EFL classrooms. PDF and WORD files incl.