Narrative Writing - The Hobbit

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In this lesson, the students will read The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien and choose one character they would like to use in a scene they will write. The students will write a scene with one of the characters telling a section of the book from his point of view.


To learn how to write a narrative.
To gather the information for the scene from the book.
To learn how to create a scene from a different character's point of view

Materials Needed

Note Cards
Notebook paper
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien


First, you need to explain to them about narrative writing. Narrative writing is when someone tells the story. They are to take one section from the book and write it from another character's point of view. After the students understand about narrative writing and what they are to do with their assignment, then they need to read The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. As they read, they need to select one of the characters in the book they want to use when they write a narrative scene. One of the characters will tell a section of the story from his point of view. As they write their narrative scene, they can also enhance their scene by adding some fictional dialogue. This exercise will help students to see how the plot changes when a story is told from a different perspective.

When the students have completed their narrative scenes, they will present them to the class. Then, they will submit them to you for grading.


You can grade the students on their oral performance and on how well they wrote their papers. You can grade them on sentence structure, paragraph structure, grammar, and punctuation.

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