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Whichever Harry Potter novel you're teaching, these creative activities will help inspire your students to engage. As students engage in fun activities like tweeting for Harry, creating a playlist for Hermione, and inventing a comic book version of the novel, they'll hardly realize how much critical thinking they're doing.
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The Open Mind Posters: In this in-class activity, students create posters of what is going on inside several main characters' heads. Makes a great display on the wall when they are done.
Yearbook Page: Students choose a character from the book and imagine what his or her yearbook page might look like.
Facebook Profile: Students create Harry Potter’s Facebook page.
Tweets: Students write tweets from the perspective of Harry, Ron, or Hermione, discussing recent events in the book. #Ithappenedathogwarts!
Pen Pal: Students write letters from a character within the book to a student at their school.
Cast the Movie: Since Harry Potter is already a hugely popular movie, students are asked to cast a new version entirely out of characters from other books they have read.
Ipod Playlist: Students choose four songs that a character might have chosen to listen to during recent events in the text, and explain their choices.
Leave a Message: In this partner activity, students discuss what message some character would choose to leave on Harry Potter’s voicemail, based on recent events in the text.
Comic Book Version: For this activity, students create a three panel comic strip based on the recent reading.
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