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Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day With These Six Resources

Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day With These Six Resources

Today is J.R.R. Tolkien Reading Day, and Education World has you covered when it comes to looking for resources to use in the classroom. Here are six resources teachers can turn to to celebrate Tolkien Reading Day:

  1. TeacherVision: This website has a number of lesson ideas including puzzles, literature guides, lessons about Middle Earth, and a biography about J.R.R. Tolkien. 
  2. Tolkien Society: Here, teachers can access a number of lesson plans covering citizenship, music, English, and more. 
  3. Houghton Mifflin Books: On this site, teachers can access lesson plans that will help students: 
  • Comprehend The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings at the level of plot, character, setting, and idea.
  • Appreciate the astonishingly complex world in which Tolkien's novels unfold.
  • Think critically and write clearly about Tolkien's themes, with special emphasis on their contemporary relevance.
  • Understand how Tolkien's fiction is informed by many literary and linguistic traditions, as well as by philosophical, psychological, sociological, and political issues that reverberate through the entire secondary school curriculum.
  1. Skies of Rohan: This page offers resources and references from the Tolkien Society that teachers can use in the classroom. 
  2. Web English Teacher: With this resource, teachers can access background information on Tolkien, lesson plans on The Hobbit,  and lessons for The Lord of the Rings. 
  3. Lesson Corner: Grab a number of lesson plans for all grade levels concerning J.R.R. Tolkien. 

Article by Kassondra Granata, Education World Contributor

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