In The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien tells the story of Mr. Bilbo Baggins and his unexpected and rather uncomfortable adventure over the edge of the Wild. Rousted from a comfortable life in his hobbit hole by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo joins a company of dwarves as they seek to reclaim their home far away in the Lonely Mountain. Along the journey, Bilbo has one adventure after another and meets many extraordinary creatures including goblins, trolls, elves, wargs, giant eagles, and even the fearsome dragon, Smaug. At the end of his adventures, Bilbo Baggins returns to life in his hobbit hole, but with an understanding that he has been forever changed by his journey “there and back again.” The Hobbit Teacher Guide enables educators to guide students to a deeper understanding of the novel and a greater awareness of the central proposition that gives the story ultimate meaning and expression.
The Hobbit Teacher Guide features teaching guidelines, an introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien, answers to the questions contained within The Hobbit Student Guide, an appendix containing various book notes, notes on spelling and usage, the runic alphabet, and information on the importance of names in the novel. The Teacher Guide also contains quizzes, tests, and the answer key.