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Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring Book Discussion Group: Flexible Schedule

In this 16-week course, students will read the first of three volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien's epic novel The Lord of the Rings #academic
Janelle Fila
892 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$9 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 16 weeks
No live meetings
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Class Experience

Week One: Prologue
Week Two: Chapter 1
Week Three: Chapter 2
Week Four: Chapter 3
Week Five: Chapters 4 and 5
Week Six: Chapters 6 and 7
Week Seven: Chapters 8 and 9
Week Eight: Chapters 10 and 11
Week Nine: Chapter 12 (this ends the section titled Book One)
Week Ten: Chapter 1 (of the section titled Book Two)
Week Eleven: Chapter 2
Week Twelve: Chapter 3
Week Thirteen: Chapter 4
Week Fourteen: Chapters 5 and 6
Week Fifteen: Chapters 7 and 8
Week Sixteen: Chapters 9 and 10
I have an MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults. I was a substitute teacher for three years before teaching full-time on Outschool. I also teach English Composition as an adjunct university professor. Tolkien is the ultimate fantasy writer, but his novels can be challenging to read. In this class, students will learn valuable reading comprehension and time management skills. They will also be exposed to a vast vocabulary. 
Students will read approximately 500+ pages a week on their own time. Each Sunday, students will have access to the new video and a corresponding one page worksheet with discussion questions and places for fill-in-the blank answers. Each week, I assign a short writing assignment focused around that week's discussion questions and ask the students to share their responses in the classroom. There are also daily activities each day like vocabulary words, an I Spy game, and a Kahoot! quiz to test their comprehension from the weekly chapters. 
The students will need their own copy of The Fellowship of the Ring to read on their own. It can be borrowed from the library or even listened to as an audio book. The students will not need a physical copy of the story in class, although they may find it helpful to have while filling out their worksheets or working on their writing assignment.
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The more questions, comments, and posts that students share in the classroom, the more I can understand their knowledge and comprehension of the topics we are discussing.
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
According to Parents need to know that if kids are ready to see the excellent Lord of the Rings movies they're ready to read the trilogy, starting with The Fellowship of the Ring -- though arguably scenes fighting orcs and worse in the mines of Moria and ones with the undead dark riders pursuing the hobbits can seem extra creepy when you take the book to bed. One character almost dies and one is mourned; there's some fighting with swords and bows, but giant battle scenes are saved for the next two books. The hobbits and men like to smoke their pipe-weed and drink wine and beer. They also sing long ballads, sometimes in the author's made-up languages -- Tolkien's Middle Earth is just that fully imagined.

The class also includes access to a user-friendly weekly Kahoot! trivia quiz. An account is not required. The quiz is 100% optional.  Any students that have timed quiz anxiety may simply ignore the link. 


Janelle FilaLet's have some fun together!
892 total reviews
769 completed classes

About Me

I currently teach English Composition at the collegiate level. I have a Master's degree in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults, so I teach reading and writing classes. I worked as a substitute teacher for 3 years, in all age ranges and... 
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