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The Hobbit: Descriptive Prediction Activity
« on: March 30, 2017, 12:55:05 PM »
Early on in The Hobbit students will encounter "The Lonely Mountain." After they come across this bit of geography in the reading, have them predict/describe why they think that mountain is called what it is called. As they continue reading and learning more about the Lonely Mountain, have them compare their initial predictions/descriptions with what they currently know. This is a useful exercise because, especially within fantasy genres, place names are more often than not chosen for very specific purposes. This activity could fit well within a unit/curriculum devoted to the exploration of fantasy as a genre.