The Hobbit Student Study Guide
From the author: “If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck,) here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) – if you do not already know about all these things – much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period.”
Reading is not a passive activity for pleasure. Reading requires an active, discriminating mind that is challenged to think, compare, and contrast. Students who have been challenged by good literature will develop into superior readers and never be satisfied with the poor-quality books that are so readily available today.
Our study guides train students to become active readers by focusing on vocabulary, pronunciation, spelling, comprehension, and composition skills. Students are forced to think about what they have read and learn to identify the important content of each story. These study guides also teach the advanced skill of composing answers that are both clear and concise, a difficult skill at any age. Writing is thinking, and good questioning stimulates the child to think and write.
The Student Guide provides questions that correspond with The Hobbit text. These questions will not only sharpen your student’s reading comprehension skills, but also will strengthen their ability to compose answers that are both clear and concise.
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