Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

This Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unit also includes:

"Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandu!" The motto for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry warns that one should never tickle a sleeping dragon, but learners will definitely be tickled by the activities in a packet of materials designed to accompany a reading of the first novel in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. No fear, He Who Must Not Be Named doesn't feature in the activities.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups research the changes made to the American edition of the novel including to the title and to the diction used
  • Many class members may have read the book and/or seen the movie; ask individuals to make notes of the differences between the film and the book
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for upper primary grades but appropriate for any readers of the novel
  • The unit focuses on the narrative structure and character development in the novel
  • Appropriate for classroom and homeschool use
  • Requires individual copies of the novel

 

Pros

  • The 19-page packet includes teaching notes, activities, discussion questions, and blackline masters
  • The notes for each chapter include discussion questions and an activity
  • Also included are activities that integrate math, science and technology, physical education and health, and media studies
Cons

  • None
Common Core