An Inconvenient Gandalf
Kind of Activity:
Study the character of Gandalf, and compare him to other wise wizards.
Common Core Standards:
Students have probably noticed that Gandalf seems to have access to information that we, the readers, do not. He has a tendency to conveniently appear and disappear. As a class, discuss Gandalf's appearances and disappearances, and what his reason might be for each one. Make a chart, and have students suggest times that Gandalf has disappeared (and reappeared) for entry on to the chart. In the first column for each instance, write in the explanations given by Gandalf/the...
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