Comparing The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring

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Grade Level
High School
Subject
Reading & Writing
Length of Time
Homework
Description

The students will read The Hobbit, if they haven't read it, and The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. They will write a comparison of the two books. They can select characters, plot, theme, or whatever topic they would like to discuss in their essay.

Goals

To learn about comparing two books
To search for details while reading
To write an essay comparing a specific element of writing in two books

Materials Needed

Two books they have read or want to read
Notebook paper
Pens and whiteouts

Procedure

Students will need a copy of The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. Before you begin having them read their book, you can explain to them how to compare books.

For example, you can have the students compare the plots, characters, themes, writing styles, or other elements. If they decide to compare a specific element in the two books, they will look for similarities in both books.

When they understand the assignment, they need to know which element of writing they want to discuss in their essay. Then, as they read each book, they can write a list of examples and the pages they found those examples on so they can return to the pages later. This will help them organize their thoughts about the elements and the books. After that, they can write their essays for you to grade.

Grading

You can grade them on how well they wrote their essays and the accuracy of information in comparing the fictional element. You can also check for correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph structure.

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