Fantasy Unit. Journal Topics. The Hero’s Journey & The Lion King. Call To Adventure Simba is a teenager, and Nala comes to tell him that the once wonderful land he used to live in is now a wasteland and overrun by his evil uncle. . The Hero’s Journey & The Lion King.
What do you already know about the fantasy genre?
Do you like the fantasy genre? Why or why not?
What is your favorite fantasy text (book, movie, video game, television show, etc.)?
Why do people love fantasy? What draws us to it?
While reading The Hobbit, we will be keeping a log of Bilbo Baggins’ movement through the heroic quest.
After each chapter, I will ask you to take a look at the chart and complete any sections which you believe Bilbo has completed in his journey.
Today, I will be reading the first chapter of The Hobbit aloud in class.
Instructions: Please read chapter two in The Hobbit and then complete one (1) of the following journal options.
Today, I will be reading chapters three and four in The Hobbit aloud in class.
Please read chapter five in The Hobbit.
When lost in the caves, Bilbo is on his own for the first time during the adventure. He becomes the leader of a personal expedition to find a way out of the caves and reunite with the dwarves.
As a class, come up with five to eight characteristics of a good leader.
Then, rate Bilbo on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being best, on each characteristic.
Use specific examples from this chapter to back up your rating.
Imagine you have Bilbo’s magic invisibility ring for ONE WEEK.
Tell me about your week, the things you do, and what happens as a result of your ability to become invisible.
Today I will be reading chapter six in The Hobbit aloud.
After completing the test on chapters one through six, please read chapter seven in The Hobbit.
Chapter seven in The Hobbit should be completed for Monday.
Directions: Read the statements below
and decide whether you agree or disagree .
Record this in your journal.
Some people have all the luck.
There is some truth in superstitions (like breaking a mirror brings seven years bad luck or stepping on a crack in the sidewalk would break your mother’s back).
The weather and our surroundings can change our mood.
Going through difficult times can help a person become more mature or gain more confidence in themselves.
Spiders are evil and if they were bigger they would eat people for dinner.
Our elders usually have a good reason for making the rules they do.
It is difficult to go a whole day without food.
Too much pride can get a person into trouble.
The love of money is the root of all evil.
After you have finished going through the statements, choose one and write about an experience you have had that makes you feel the way you do about that statement.
Today I will read chapter eight of The Hobbit aloud in class.
Please read chapter nine in The Hobbiton your own.
Bilbo spends a lot of time waiting, as he takes messages back and forth between the dwarves and Thorin.
Based on the events of the chapter, write Bilbo’s diary entries for this time period. Show his transition for becoming more like Gandalf.
Today, please read chapter ten in The Hobbit.
First, we will be completing the chart for the previous chapters.
Take the test.
Read chapter thirteen in The Hobbit by tomorrow.
Please read chapter fourteen in The Hobbit.
Why do you think there are no female characters in the novel?
Please give three strong reasons. Explain your reasons in paragraph format.
Please read chapters sixteen, seventeen, and eighteen of The Hobbit. They should be completed for Monday.
Instructions: After completing your journal, please read chapter nineteen.
Instructions: After completing the test on chapters 13 – 19, complete one of the following journals.
Option 1: Imagine you are a reporter, and write an interview with any character in the book, from any point in the book. Write the questions, and write what that character answered.
Option 2: Pick any character or creature from the book, and tell what happened to that person or creature after the book ended. (Please do NOT tell about The Lord of the Rings, if you have read it. Make something up!)
Option 3: Pretend you are any character in the book (except for Bilbo). Tell in the first person (using “I”) your own story, or something from the story from your point of view.
Option 4: Review The Hobbit as a book—what you liked, what you didn’t, etc.