HARRY POTTER ACTIVITY: sorting hat worksheets for ANY novel, distance learning

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These fun reading comprehension printable or digital worksheets will add smiles and relevance to the study of ANY book. Carry the Harry Potter magic over into any novel, short story or play your students are reading as they sort four characters, putting one into each of the four Hogwarts houses. These worksheets demand that students show knowledge of their book and some analysis skills because they have to write short justifications of their choices. This activity is not just fun; it demands a lot of thought. As JK Rowling revealed on her Pottermore website, it took the Sorting Hat four minutes to decide whether to put Hermione in Ravenclaw or Gryffindor. Students also have to display imagination when they invent their OWN school house, and creativity when they finish off a couple of drawings.

Here's what you get.

Pages 1-2: the personality qualities of members of each house are outlined, including 4 verses of the Sorting Song. One of these pages is included in the preview.

Pages 3-6: students fill in their character choices for each house, giving proof from their book to justify their decisions. One page is in the preview.

Pages 7-10: students invent a new Hogwarts House, complete with shield, and place one of their book's characters into this new house. They also complete two drawings, including sketching their character into a Potter wizard outline.

Page 11: think outside the book! Students place a friend or family member into a Hogwarts house, or into their invented Hogwarts house, explaining reasons for their choice. See preview.

Page 12: a sample answer key for a character from Bridge to Terabithia. See preview.

Page 13: a sample answer key for a character from The Outsiders. See preview.

*The tasks are so clearly explained to the students that most will not need to see a sample.*

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Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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