Photo courtesy of John Dotegowski

Photo courtesy of John Dotegowski

October 21st

Bilbo Baggins

Story starter!

Too afraid to move an inch, Bilbo pressed his back firmly against the ancient oak tree. He could feel his heart thumping frantically inside his chest, as he heard the monster inching gradually ever closer through the undergrowth towards his hiding place. Hands trembling, almost uncontrollably, Bilbo placed the ring on his finger…

Question time!

What is the creature behind the tree?

What are those large sacks hanging from the branches?

How do you think Bilbo is feeling?

What will happen after he puts the ring on his finger?

Sentence challenge!

Can you find all the adverbs in the text?

Can you write a sentence starting with an adverb to describe what either Bilbo, or the spider, are doing?

Can you then try to use the adverb in a different place in your sentence?

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

Bilbo waiting. The spider was coming. It was scary. He was scared.

Perfect picture!

This picture is in black and white. Can you draw the picture of Bilbo and the spider yourself? Think carefully about the colours you will use. The colour you choose might depend upon the time of year it is, or the time of day it is.