Fellowship of the Ring Study Guide
The dark, fearsome Ringwraiths are searching for a Baggins….
Frodo Baggins has inherited a ring from his uncle, Bilbo, little knowing it is the Ring of Power that will enable Sauron to rule and destroy all that is good in Middle-Earth. From his humble and comfortable life, Frodo is thrust into a world so much bigger than he has imagined. How can one small hobbit make a difference against overwhelming odds and evil, and why continue when failure appears certain?
It is up to Frodo, with the help of the Fellowship, including his faithful servant and friend, Sam, and the old and wise wizard, Gandalf, to carry the One Ring to Mordor and destroy it.
Facing Ringwraiths, Orcs, heartbreaking loss, and danger every moment, the adventure begins.
Through J.R.R. Tolkien's tale of fantasy, hobbits, adventure, danger, loyalty, and courage, students will learn:
- Author Biography: Learn about J.R.R. Tolkien and the fascinating history behind the author and novel.
- Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
- Literary Techniques: Exposition, tone, paradox, anthropomorphism, homonyms, rhyme, point of view, rhythm, paradox, comic relief, setting, alliteration, assonance, foreshadowing.
- Moral Lessons and Character Values: God is in control, pity, self-awareness, advice, true friends, Word of God guides us, ethnocentrism, temptation, flee from sin, pray, seek counsel, God provides strength, prisoner treatment.
- Activities and Writing Assignments: Read the prequel, mapwork, Tom Bombadil, novel prologue, crossword puzzle, debate, compare & contrast paper, character journal, walking tour, use of color, art, blind walk, travel account, class discussions, poem, Tolkien’s Poetry—mini poetry element study, oral reading, title.
- Suggestions for Further Reading: We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books and movies that tie in with, or are similar to, The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien.
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- vocabulary exercises for each section of reading
- comprehension, analysis, and application questions for each section of reading with discussion of related Biblical themes
- a complete answer key and suggestions for further reading
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