The Hobbit

The Hobbit

by: J.R.R. Tolkien

$200 per month/$800 for 20 weeks

Blurb from Amazon:

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

This course will allows students to develop important reading skills, learn new vocabulary and develop critical thinking skills. We will periodically  incorporate science, math, geography and writing into our novel study. 

TEXTBOOKS INCLUDED!

Teacher

Allison Bruning 

Ages

11 - 18 years old

   

Sessions

 

Session 1 - PreReading: Welcome to Hobbinton

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will investigate the life of J.R.R. Tolkien

Students will create mock Facebook profile, newsfeed and Twitter profiles of J. R. R. Tolkien using information they have gleaned from researching his life. 

Students will complete a webquest that will introduce them to key literary elements in the novel.

HOMEWORK

1) Reading - Read Chapter 1

2) Comprehension - Answer the comprehension questions in your packet for chapter 1 with complete sentences.

Session 2 - Chapter 1

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their homework. 

Students will freewrite answers to a writing prompt.

Students will answer comprehension questions and discuss the chapter they have read. 

Students will define key vocabulary words found in chapter 1.

Students will identify words from chapter 1 that use two or three syllables. 

Students will construct sentences using adverbs.

Students will analyze the different creatures that are found in Middle-Earth.

Students will learn how to paraphrase something.

Students will analyze quotes from chapter 1.

HOMEWORK

1) Reading - Read Chapters 2 and 3

2) Comprehension - Answer the comprehension questions in your packet for chapters 3 and 4 with complete sentences.

3) Vocabulary - Complete the Chapters 1 - 3 Crossword Puzzle. 

Session 3 - Chapters 2 and 3

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their homework to the class.

Students will freewrite answers to two writing prompts.

Students will answer comprehension questions and discuss the chapters they have read. 

Students will identify nouns in sentences from the book. 

Students will examine what personification is and how to use it in writing. 

Students will write a quatrain poem about a hobbit.

Students will analyze a quote from chapter 2.

HOMEWORK

1) Reading - Read Chapters 4 and 5

2) Comprehension - Answer the comprehension questions in your packet for chapters 4 and 5 with complete sentences.

3) Vocabulary - Complete the Chapters 1 - 3 Vocabulary worksheets

4) Critical Thinking/Writing - Write a TV interview with Bilbo Baggins about his journey so far.  

Session 4 - Chapters 4 and 5

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their homework to the class.

Students will freewrite answers to two writing prompts.

Students will define key vocabulary words found in chapters 4 - 5.

Students will answer comprehension questions and discuss the chapters they have read. 

Students will examine what alliteration is and how to use it in writing.

Students will construct sentences with words that can be used either as a noun or adjective.

Students will compare/contrast two of their favorite characters they have encountered so far in the book. 

Students will analyze quotes from chapters 4 and 5.

HOMEWORK

1) Reading - Read Chapter 6

2) Comprehension - Answer the comprehension questions in your packet for chapter 6 with complete sentences.

3) Vocabulary - Complete the Chapters 4 - 6 Crossword Puzzle and Vocabulary worksheets. 

4) Critical Thinking/Writing - Choose one of your favorite characters from the book so far and write ten questions you would like to ask them. Answer the questions the way you think they would respond.

Session 5 - Chapter 6

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their homework to the class.

Students will freewrite answers to a writing prompt.

Students will define key vocabulary words found in chapter 6.

Students will answer comprehension questions and discuss the chapters they have read. 

Students will compare/contrast red and grey wolves.  

Students will construct sentences using the singular and plural version of words found in the book. 

Students will research a type of tree from the novel and write three interesting facts about their tree of choice.

Students will write a cliffhanger for chapter 6. 

Students will write a quintet.

Students will analyze a quote from chapter 6.

HOMEWORK

1) Reading - Read Chapter 7

2) Comprehension - Answer the comprehension questions in your packet for chapter 7.

Session 6 - Chapter 7

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their homework to the class.

Students will freewrite answers to a writing prompt.

Students will define key vocabulary words found in chapter 7.

Students will answer comprehension questions and discuss the chapters they have read. 

Students will analyze foreshadowing and how it was used in chapter 7.

Students will investigate what necromancy is and how it relates to the novel.

Students will construct sentences using homophones and similes. 

Students will use a graphic organizer to plan out an essay of a topic related to the novel.

Students will analyze a quote from chapter 7.

HOMEWORK

1) Reading - Read Chapter 8

2) Comprehension - Answer the comprehension questions in your packet for chapter 8 with complete sentences.

Session 7 - Chapter 8

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their homework to the class.

Students will freewrite answers to a writing prompt.

Students will define key vocabulary words found in chapter 8.

Students will answer comprehension questions and discuss the chapters they have read. 

Students will research a type of spider and write three interesting facts about that spider.

Students will edit sentences so they have the correct punctuation and capitalization. 

Students will identify verbs found in sentences from the novel.

Students will define the meaning of several anagrams.

Students will construct a sequencing chart of the most important events in chapter 8.

Students will analyze a quote from chapter 8.

HOMEWORK

1) Reading - Read Chapters 9 and 10

2) Comprehension - Answer the comprehension questions in your packet for chapters 9 and 10 with complete sentences.

3) Vocabulary -  Complete the Chapters 7 - 9 Crossword Puzzle and Vocabulary worksheets.

4) Critical Thinking/Writing - Complete the Letter to Gandalf project using the voice of Bilbo or Thorin. NOTE: You can only do the activity after you have read chapter 10.

Session 8 - Chapters 9 and 10

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their homework to the class.

Students will freewrite answers to a writing prompt.

Students will find vocabulary words chapter 9 and 10 in a word search.

Students will answer comprehension questions and discuss the chapters they have read. 

Students will identify root words found in complex words. 

Students will write a letter pretending they are Bilbo telling about his adventures to his Hobbit friends.

Students will research dragons and write three interesting facts about them.

Students will describe key sights, sounds, touch, taste and smell examples from the novel they have ready so far. 

HOMEWORK

1) Reading - Read Chapters 11 and 12.

2) Comprehension - Answer the comprehension question in your packet for chapters 11 and 12 with complete sentences.

3) Vocabulary -  Complete the Chapters 10 - 12 Crossword Puzzle and Vocabulary worksheets.

Session 9 - Chapters 11 and 12

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their homework to the class.

Students will freewrite answers to a writing prompt.

Students will create sentences using key vocabulary words found in chapters 11 - 12.

Students will answer comprehension questions and discuss the chapters they have read. 

Students will analyze different types of conflict found in The Hobbit.

Students will sketch the Desolation of the Dragon based on the descriptions given in chapter 11. 

Students will identify nouns, adjectives and verbs found in chapters 11 - 12.

Students will design a playing card for a bird that they liked the most found in chapters 1 - 12.

HOMEWORK

1) Reading - Read Chapters 13 - 14

2) Comprehension - Answer the comprehension question in your packet for chapters 13 - 14 with complete sentences.

Session 10 - Chapters 13 - 14

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their homework to the class.

Students will freewrite answers to a writing prompt.

Students will identify synonyms of key vocabulary words used in chapters 13 - 14. 

Students will answer comprehension questions and discuss the chapters they have read.

Students will describe a major event from the chapters using who, what, when, where, why and how.

Students will play jeopardy using characters and events from The Hobbit.

Students will describe what happened in chapter 13 using descriptive details in sequential order.  

HOMEWORK

1) Reading - Read Chapters 15 - 16

2) Comprehension - Answer the comprehension question in your packet for chapters 15 - 16 with complete sentences.

3) Vocabulary -  Complete the Chapters 13 - 15 Crossword Puzzle and Vocabulary worksheets.

Session 11 - Chapters 15 - 16

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their homework to the class.

Students will freewrite answers to a writing prompt.

Students will use key vocabulary words from chapters 13 - 14 in complete sentences. 

Students will answer comprehension questions and discuss the chapters they have read.

Students will complete a KWL chart about a topic of their choice from the book.

Students will write a news article and create a comic strip about an event from the book that they thought was the most interesting.

HOMEWORK

1) Reading - Read Chapters 17 - 18

2) Comprehension - Answer the comprehension question in your packet for chapters 17 - 18 with complete sentences.

3) Reader's Response - Make a collage from magazine pictures illustrating a scene from these chapters.

Session 12 - Chapters 17 - 18

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their homework to the class.

Students will freewrite answers to a writing prompt.

Students will analyze key vocabulary words from chapters 17 - 18. 

Students will answer comprehension questions and discuss the chapters they have read.

Students will identify adjectives used in chapters 17 - 18.

Students will investigate different parts of a warrior's armor and describe what they were used for.

Students will compare and contrast Bilbo with another character from the book.

HOMEWORK

1) Reading - Read Chapter 19

2) Comprehension - Answer the comprehension question in your packet for chapter 19 with complete sentences.

3) Vocabulary -  Complete the Chapters 16 - 19 Crossword Puzzle and Vocabulary worksheets.

Session 13 - Chapter 19

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will present their homework to the class.

Students will define define key vocabulary words found in chapters 19.

Students will answer comprehension questions and discuss the chapters they have read. 

Students will analyze the climax of the story.

Students will write a book review without revealing the ending of the book.

Students will plan out their End of Novel project that will be due at the end of session 20. 

Students will write a sequence chart of major events that transpired in the book. 

Students will cast their favorite actors/actresses into the roles of the characters in the book.

HOMEWORK

Start working on your End of Novel Project

Sessions 14 - The Hobbit Movie Essay 

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will describe how elements of film can change or support a story that has been made into film. 

Students will be introduced to the compare/contrast essay they will be writing in class. 

Students will choose a theme for their essay.

Students will start watching the movie.

HOMEWORK

Keep working on your End of Novel Project

Sessions 15 - 19 - The Hobbit Movie Essay 

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will describe how elements of film can change or support a story that has been made into film. 

Students will watch the movie and take notes for their essay. 

Students will write their essays when they finish the movie.

HOMEWORK

Keep working on your End of Novel Project 

(At the end of Session 19) - Write your essay using hte writing process. We will be workingon our Final Drafts in Session 20. 

 

Sessions 20 - The End

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will construct the Final Draft of their essay. 

Students will present their End of Novel Project.

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