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Book Club: The Return of the King

Sara Gatilogo
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Enter the captivating world of Lord of the Rings with me and discover why readers have loved this book for decades! In this five week course, we will explore Tolkien's classic novel with discussion and critical thinking activities.

Class Experience

US Grade 6 - 9
Intermediate - Advanced Level
5 lessons//5 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Book 1 Chapters 1-3
Discussion will focus on setting.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Book 1 Chapters 4-7
Discussion will focus on character development.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Book 1 Chapter 8- Book 2 Chapter 1
Discussion will focus on theme.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Book 2 Chapters 2-5
Discussion will focus on plot and predictions.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Book 2 Chapters 6-9
Discussion will focus on themes developed throughout the series: corruption, faithfulness, and fate.
  • Students will sharpen their literacy skills and foster their love of reading! We will discuss and deepen student understanding of literary elements such as plot, character development, and theme.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: included
Feedback: included
Details: Outside of class students will need to read that week's section independently. Each lesson will require independent reading covering about 80 pages of text.
Student should have read The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King.
A copy of The Return of the King
Lord of the Rings is an adventure story with high stakes and scary moments. There is mention of violence and warfare. If you have any concerns, feel free to check out the link below to Common Sense Media or contact me with any questions.

Joined June, 2021
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Education from Western Carolina University
Hi!  My name is Sara Gatilogo.  I graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in Secondary English Education. I am certified in high school English, middle grades Language Arts, and special education.  I've been an educator for 6... 


Group Class


weekly or $60 for 5 classes
1x per week, 5 weeks
40 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 10-15
2-8 learners per class

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