Turning Pages Book Club: LOTR Bk3 Return of the King
In this four week class, we will read the book & spend time discussing literary devices, plots, world building, and love of all things Lord of the Rings by reading Return of the King by JRR Tolkien
US Grade 5 - 8
We will explore the world of Lord of the Rings using character mapping, discussions of literary devices such as foreshadowing, and overarching themes found in literature. Students will read the book and dive in to of the world of JRR Tolkien using discussions, worksheets, and out of class activities to gain a deeper understanding of the book. Activities and discussions will be based on the set of chapters assigned that week. Parents: Please be aware that the student must have a copy of the...
- Use of spoken and written language through activities for writing and speaking that emphasize persuasive, reflective, informative, and narrative communication - Provides the student with an organizer for interpreting text (Character Analysis) and guided questions to support understanding and critical analysis - Encourages discussion within and beyond the classroom about the specified text and invites similar exploration of the related novels
Each week, students will be assigned additional reading of the assigned book, asked to journal about the segment read, asked to complete handouts associated with the material and come to class ready to discuss material.
1 file available upon enrollmentTeacher will provide handouts, selected recommended websites for activities and optional crafts associated with assigned reading. At the end of each session, I will supply the handouts and sites needed for the coming week. Parents are responsible for providing a copy of the book (Return of the King by JRR Tolkien) and printing expected handouts to be used in class. Class image used with permission from www.freepik.com Designed by Freepik
Learners will be graded on completion of handouts and journal entries when uploaded in to the Classroom and are provided by request to parents.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Parents are encouraged to review the parental guidance provided by https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/the-return-of-the-king as paraphrased below. Because of the below, we will be sticking to the age limitations outlined in the class description. Parents need to know that if kids are ready to see the Lord of the Rings movies they're ready to read this last book of the trilogy. This is the end of a momentous quest where evil is finally defeated, so expect the violence to get a bit more intense. Gory moments include heads of fallen soldiers catapulted over a besieged city's walls, a giant flying beast that rips apart and eats a fallen horse, talk of some orcs biting the throats of their kills, a self-conflagration, and a finger bitten off. Some key characters also die or pass into anther realm, so get the hankies out. Also expect to be touched by the loyalty of Sam who carries his friend on this back when the journey is hardest and the passages about losing and finding hope again. It's not a bad idea to read along with kids and engage them in discussing the deeper content and how we are all on our own Hero's Journey -- one of the reasons why this genre is so compelling.
Parents: Please be aware that the student must have a copy of the book, Return of the King by JRR Tolkien, in order to participate and the student should read Chapters 1 - 5 before the first class meets.
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I believe that teaching can be useful but only if it is also fun- boring classes are not allowed and there is nothing worse than being bored (this is why I heavily encourage interaction in e-learning)! Expect to enjoy classes about Harry Potter,...
$18weekly or $70 for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(10)
Completed by 19 learners
Live video meetings
3-10 learners per class