Q. I am working with a third grader on reading "The Hobbit". Does the Library have any resources to work with him on this project? eg. acivities or
He is working to improve reading skills and comprehension. He is very interested in the Hobbit and has read 150 pages of the book in two weeks.
Congratulations to your 3rd Grader! MidContinent Public Library has two items oriented to the juvenile reader: The Hobbit: an unexpected journey; the world of the hobbits, by Paddy Kempshall -- 791.4372 K328. and Inside Tolkien's The Hobbit, a DVD by Greg Hildebrandt -- 813.914 IN7.
Other resources: Teaching Fantasy Novels: from The Hobbit to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Phyllis Perry -- 372.4 P429. Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, Corey Olsen -- 823.912 OL8. The Hobbit: an unexpected journey: visual companion, Jude Fisher -- 791.4372 F534H. The Art of the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, Wayne Hammond -- 741.64 H184AH. Walking with Bilbo: a devotional adventure through The Hobbit, Sarah Arthur -- 823.912 AR78W. The Hobbit Companion, David Day -- 823.912 D33H.
You can find lesson plans, discussions, and worksheets at the following websites: The Tolkien Society, www.tolkiensociety.org/ed/teachers.html. Houghton-Mifflin Publishers, www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/readers_guides/hobbit. www.bookrags.com/lessonplan/hobbit. www.classroommjr.com/worksheets-for-the-hobbit. Article from School Library Journal, www.slj.com/2012/12/librarians/from-exploring-tolkiens-symbolic-language-t-making-furry-feet-teachers-and-librarians-gear-up.
I hope these will assist you in your studies! Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.