Harry Potter: 9 No-Prep ELA Activities Perfect for any Harry Potter Novel
In this packet, you'll find nine creative Harry Potter activities ready to print and bring to class. With no prep besides a visit to the photocopier, you'll find your unit plan filled in easily with these fun printable.
Here's what's included (see the preview to check out the graphic design):
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.
This packet contains adapted versions of some of my other products. You will find similar material or activity formatting in it if you have already purchased my Open Mind Posters, Yearbook Activity, 15 Discussion Sparks, or Canterbury Tales Activity Race. The Into the Wild Unit Activities, The Hunger Games Unit Activities and The Hobbit Unit Activities are also adapted versions of some similar activities. I am trying to cater to teachers who would like my more generally formatted products specially tailored to individual novels, but please don't accidentally purchase two of a very similar product. Thanks!
Teaching Harry Potter? Check out my
10 Harry Potter Creative Writing Printables
and the Harry Potter Final Food Truck Project.
Or buy them together with this as a bundle for huge savings:
The Harry Potter Bundle
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