Tolkien Story Time!

In this ongoing course, learners will engage with J.R.R. Tolkien's poetry and short stories in a flexible book club group.
Elise Trudel Cedeño
55 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 2 learners
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60 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

Students will be able to…
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone

Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they "see" and "hear" when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.
 1 file available upon enrollment
The teacher will display all readings on a Powerpoint. Students are welcome to rent or purchase Tolkien's books, but it is not required for this course.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Possible fantastic violence and battle scenes (though rare in Tolkien's poems). References to alcohol consumption (beer, wine, etc) and tobacco use.
Texts by J.R.R. Tolkien, 
"The Adventures of Tom Bombadil" 
"Tree and Leaf," 
"Beowulf, together with Sellic Spell" 
"Unfinished Tales," 
"Farmer Giles of Ham"
"Leaf, by Niggle"
"Smith of Wooton Major"
Excerpts of poems and songs from "The Hobbit," "The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Two Towers," and "The Return of the King"
Excerpts from the Appendices
"Letters to Father Christmas," 
and more!


Elise Trudel Cedeño
Lives in the United States
Reading is Magic!
55 total reviews
68 completed classes

About Me

My name is Ms. Elise, and I have been an English and Literacy teacher for six years. I teach Reading classes for students as young as 2 years to 18 years old, and I specialize in divergent topics such as Fantasy Literature and Reading Skills and... 
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