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“Riddles In the Dark” Activity. What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?. April 1st Mrs. Twiddy English B. Objectives. Look at the riddles in The Hobbit and be able to

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Riddles in the dark activity

“Riddles In the Dark” Activity

What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?

April 1st Mrs. Twiddy English B


Objectives

Objectives

Look at the riddles in The Hobbit and be able to

  • understand and explain how this was a turning point in the main character’s adventure

  • solve riddles on your own

  • come up with a riddle on your own


Riddles in the dark

“Riddles In the Dark”

Let’s look at Chapter 5 of The Hobbit

pages 68 - 90

  • Bilbo Baggins finds something

  • Bilbo meets a new creature

  • Bilbo wins a game -- barely!

  • Turning point for Bilbo


Riddles in the dark activity

Below is the movie interpretation of page 68 through the middle of page 72 when Bilbo finds the ring.

In the form at the end of this presentation, be able to answer the following question:

1. What are three main differences between the movie version and the book in the scene where Bilbo finds the golden ring?

2. Why did Bilbo’s sword/knife stop glowing?


Watch the video to see the movie interpretation of pages 72 and 73 how bilbo meets the new creature

Watch the Video to see the movie interpretation of pages 72 and 73, how Bilbo meets the new creature.

In the form at the end of this presentation, be able to answer these questions:

3. What is this creature’s name? SPELLING COUNTS! So, read your book!

4. Do YOU THINK Bilbo and this creature will be friends? Explain.

5. What game do Bilbo and this creature play?


Watch the video to see the movie interpretation of pages 73 74 the beginning of the game

Watch the Video to see the movie interpretation of pages 73-74, the beginning of the game.

In the form at the end of this presentation, be able to answer these questions:

6. Explain one of the riddles and its answer.

7. Name ONE difference between this scene as portrayed in the movie versus the book.


Watch the video to see the movie interpretation of pages 74 78 the end of the game

Watch the Video to see the movie interpretation of pages 74-78, the end of the game

In the form at the end of this presentation, be able to answer this question:

8. What is significant about the last riddle given by the creature having the answer of time?


Riddles in the dark activity

Watch the Video to see the movie interpretation of pages 78-83, the creature realizes its “precious” is gone...

In the form at the end of this presentation, be able to answer this question:

9. According to the book, Bilbo’s last question was not really a riddle. Explain why.


Watch the video to see the movie interpretation of pages 83 87 when bilbo escapes from the creature

Watch the Video to see the movie interpretation of pages 83-87, when Bilbo escapes from the creature

In the form at the end of this presentation, be able to answer this question:

10. What is one significant difference and one similarity between the movie interpretation and the book regarding Bilbo’s escape from the creature?


Let s talk riddles

Let’s Talk Riddles

THE BIG QUESTION: How is chapter 5 of The Hobbit a turning point for Bilbo Baggins?

He goes in a calm and normal hobbit,

Not much different than all the rest.

One touch of gold, his career does change,

Now he is different, a burglar at his best.


What is the first thing bilbo baggins burglarizes

What is the FIRST THING Bilbo Baggins burglarizes?


Riddles in the dark activity

Click the link below to go to the form and input your answers for credit. This is a 50 point assignment towards your reading participation grade.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1y9Foqm5AruXoiw8mGYmYdkolZrKu0jrHvkytPUL--Os/viewform


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