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Extend reading comprehension and support the development of close reading skills for high school with this set of analysis questions covering chapter seven of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. With this resource, students will focus on significant details in order to develop a deeper understanding of the novel and its craft, thus helping them contribute more meaningfully during class discussions. An answer key is provided. Materials are delivered in Word Document and PDF formats. By engaging with this resource, students will:

  • Analyze the effect of the author’s language upon the reader
  • Explore how complex characters think, behave, develop, and interact
  • Determine tone in context
  • Define unfamiliar and challenging vocabulary in context
  • Draw reasoned inferences about characterization
  • Apply knowledge of literary devices with emphasis on metaphor
  • Read closely to isolate accurate statements from false statements
  • Write about literature with clarity, accuracy, and precision
  • Support claims with relevant textual evidence

This resource may facilitate small-group discussions in which students decode language and pose/respond to questions relating to plot, broad topics, and character development. Using this resource for structured guidance, students will improve their ability to present information, conclusions, and supporting textual evidence clearly and convincingly.

Materials are available for teaching a variety of texts such as: