- Recommended Grade Level:
- Imaginative, Middle Earth
- British Literature, Fantasy
- Study Guide Author:
- Michael Poteet
- For the Book By:
- J.R.R. Tolkien
- Study Guide Page Count:
- 69 pages
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Through J.R.R. Tolkien's tale of fantasy, hobbits, adventure, loyalty, and courage, students will learn:
Author Biography: Learn about J.R.R. Tolkien and the fascinating history behind the author and novel.
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Characterization, compare and contrast, call to adventure, riddles, epithet, metaphor, simile, proverbs, anthropomorphism, hero’s descent into darkness, true experience, imagery, setting, heroic quest, antonyms, synonyms, parallelism, historical present (tense verbs), paraphrase, irony.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Unlikely people doing God’s will, good works to do, resisting God’s call, people in exile, Psalms, greed, separation, armor of God, mercy and pity, Christ’s help, never alone, path of wisdom, responsibility, luck, scapegoats, warfare, popularity, generosity, pity, love others, selfishness.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Mapwork, nature of Middle-Earth, instruments & music, character sketches, character creation, setting description, Essays: author’s verbal rhythm, quest analysis, humility & self-confidence, Bilbo, choice and morality, desire and greed, Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, art illustration, diorama, drama/acting, write a sequel.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books and movies that tie in with, or are similar to, The Hobbit.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!
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This is an excellent study guide especially for high school and parents. I am participating in walking through the book and questions with my girls and we are all thoroughly enjoying the thought-provoking questions and insight into the story of The Hobbit. We will definitely look at purchasing other study guides.
We've used Progeny several times before and really like it. With the Hobbit, Lord of the Ring movies being so popular it seemed the right time to read The Hobbit. The guide is great, and I like how it pulls in Biblical references -- especially that my son can type his answers on the computer instead of handwriting everything.
Very thorough and thought provoking study guide.