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J.R.R. Tolkien Author Study | Body Biography | Collaborative Poster


Have your students create a collaborative poster and learn about J.R.R. Tolkien in a new and engaging way!

Your students will create an author biography by researching J.R.R. Tolkien and establishing his profile on a poster.

Students will learn about J.R.R. Tolkien’s life and his body of work as a legendary author.

Additionally, your students will discover the importance of collaboration and effective communication.

J.R.R. Tolkien was born John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and is author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.


1) To construct the author study poster, your students will work in groups to conduct research on J.R.R. Tolkien.

2) Students will then transfer their findings to boxes on the poster.

3) Next, they will work together to color or paint the pieces of the poster.

4) Lastly, students will tape together the final product.

The poster is made up of six pieces of paper, which can be printed on regular copy paper or card stock.

Once taped together, the final product will be roughly 28″ x 15″ and can last a lifetime if you laminate it!

This resource includes the following:

  • Student Directions (PDF & editable word document)
  • Rubric (PDF & editable word document)
  • Graphic Organizer for Students (PDF & editable word document)
  • 6 Blank Coloring Pages that come together as one beautiful poster (PDF)
  • J.R.R. Tolkien Answer Key (PDF)
  • Example of Final Project (PDF)

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