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Teacher uses ‘The Hobbit’ to share love of literature with students

Neil Chaffin, a teacher at Classen S.A.S. Middle School in Oklahoma City, has used J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ as a teaching tool since 1994.

BY ADAM KEMP Published: December 17, 2012

Teaching a classroom packed with muttering sixth graders the basics of English grammar and literary structure can be a chore for the most experienced of teachers.

But as Neil Chaffin...

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