J. K. Rowling & Harry Potter
Lesson plans and activities

|Harry Potter in general| |Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's (Philospher's) Stone| |Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets| |Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban| |Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire| |Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix| |Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince|

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Harry Potter

Harry Potter: Discussion Guide for Books I-IV
This discussion guide from Scholastic features summaries of the plot, theme, conflict, setting and characterization, as well as a number of questions designed to encourage conversation, a book list of other titles with similar issues, and a brief biography of the author.

Harry Potter Game Show
At this interactive site students can assemble jigsaw puzzles, take a game-show style quiz, send an "owl post" postcard, or participate in other activities, all related to Harry Potter books.

Harry Potter Haiku
This page includes instructions for writing haiku, model poems, and an invitation for students to submit their own creations.

Harry Potter Math Stories
Simple story problems with a Harry Potter theme. Example: "Harry's Nimbus 2000 flies at 60 miles per hour. How far can he fly in 5 hours?"

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's (Philosopher's) Stone

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
A variety of reading strategies, including an anticipation guide and 2 vocabulary activities.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Links to a sample chapter, a pronunciation guide, and a discussion guide for teachers.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
A variety of activities, including discussion questions, practice with alliteration, and writing in response to literature.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
A variety of reading strategies, including a graphic organizer, guided imagery, and magic squares.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Links to a sample chapter, a pronunciation guide, and a discussion guide for teachers.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
A variety of activities related to this book, including vocabulary, music, and proverbs.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
A variety of reading strategies and activities, including guided imagery, Cloze practice, and the Flyswatter Game.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Links to a sample chapter, a pronunciation guide, and a discussion guide for teachers.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Study Activities for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Responsive activities for each chapter.

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Study Activities for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Responsive activities for each chapter.

Tales of Beedle the Bard
Students don't have to read the book to participate in these 3 lessons. Students use a graphic organizer to think of words that belong to certain categories. They imaginatively create superstitions related to school and write them as couplets. They use a dictionary to learn challenging words drawn from the text. Adobe Reader required; 15 pages.

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