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Karyn Booth

Literature 1

This week’s focus: The Hobbit—a look at character

In preparation for Schole support class:

If you haven’t yet started the book—please get reading!


Please begin reading The Hobbit, including the introduction.
Have at least three chapters read for Thursdays class.

We are looking at CHARACTER in this book. As your read, HIGHLIGHT/STICKY NOTES about Bilbo’s character.
Some of these questions will be harder to answer with only three chapters in, but keep them in mind…we will discuss these in class, try to have at least ONE quote to share that pertains to Bilbo’s character

Does he change? Does he show his character? How?
Do Bilbo’s priorities change over the course of the story?

Have a look at the author, J R R Tolkien, and do your best to answer these questions.


1. How old was the author when he wrote the book?
2. Was the author happy or unhappy? Friendly or reclusive?
3. What kinds of relationships did the author have? Did he have a family?
4. Did the author suffer any hardships in his life that might have made him think or feel a certain way about what he was writing about?
5. Where did the author live? (city or countryside, or what city, in poverty or comfort)
6. When did the author live? What events took place during his lifetime?

To be completed this week:

Keep reading The HOBBIT and looking at Bilbo’s character. WE will discuss the next assignment in class. Hope you can come!

Work on Grammar of Poetry. IF you do a module a month, you will finish well. Work to start module 5 this week.

ENRICHMENT – Extra resources for children and families who desire more

Write a biopoem on J R R Tolkien


Character paragraph assignment. Will be posted in Resource Library by the end of next week, see details above.

Please contact with any questions and submissions.