The Hobbit - Socratic Method - Post Reading Discussions
Students feel confident with this semi-structured approach to class discussions. This purchase includes a 20 slide PowerPoint that introduces students to the Socratic method for the purpose of discussing a text, a student discussion prep sheet and reflection, and detailed instructions for the teacher on how to facilitate a class discussion. The PowerPoint also includes theme questions to help students expand their perspective on the text, or to extend a discussion that needs to delve a bit deeper.
Some of my most memorable teaching moments come from class discussions. Students are often better able to put the abstract concepts of a text into words that other students can understand better than I can. I'm always amazed when students can come to a consensus on a tough issue or bring in a current event or popular movie or song that relates to the book as well.
The Hobbit Unit
5 weeks of lesson plans for The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. Includes pacing guide, film essay, activities, reading quizzes, and discussions. This bundle has everything you need to get started teaching The Hobbit in an engaging way! This unit supports an in-depth analysis of the text. Students will be encouraged to think deeply and write about themes and character development with these activities.
The Hobbit - Anticipation Guide & Reflection
Use pre-reading and post-reading activities to get students making "big picture" connections with this The Hobbit anticipation guide and reflective writing. This purchase includes a two page handout with quotes that relate to the text's theme.
The Hobbit - Quote Analysis & Reading Quizzes
A perfect tool for scaffolding deeper understanding and analysis for The Hobbit! This is my go-to tool for helping students process key details and providing regular reading quizzes without drowning myself in grading.