A Day in the Life of Harry Potter

 

Introduction | Task | Process| Resources | Evaluation| Conclusion

Introduction:

What do you think of Harry Potter's life? Have you ever thought about being a student at a school similar to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Would you like to have friend like those Harry has befriended at Hogwarts?

Who is the mastermind behind the scenes of this amazing character?

The Task:

 As we search for details in the life of the famous Harry Potter you will attend classes at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In addition you will explore other sites where Harry enjoys spending time. You will want to become friends with a couple of Harry's buddies. Finally you will need to dig up some facts on the person behind the characters and events as the life of Harry is revealed.

The Process:

At the computer:

Read all directions before you click.

 

In the classroom:

  1. After attending class and exploring the Hogwarts campus you should develop a well written paragraph for each site.
  1. Tap into the knowledge you have about inferences and context clues. From your background knowledge of the Potter characters, as well as the additional information you discovered on the web, develop a three dimensional model of one of the characters, other than Harry.
  1. Working with a new partner, you are going to interview J.K. Rowling!

Resources:

 Harry Potter Novels

Pre-lesson on Inferences and Conclusions

http://hogwartsww.homestead.com/index.html

http://www.kidsreads.com/harrypotter/who.html

http://www.kidsreads.com/harrypotter/jkrowling.html

Evaluation:

 Activity One should include three well developed paragraphs that are written in cursive with ink or word processed and printed. Each paragraph must have seven to ten sentences and include details about each site visited. The paragraphs should be free of errors including punctuation, grammar, and spelling.

Activity Two will be graded based on how the model appears in relation to the character traits we have learned about the character you chose. In addition, to the overall appearance your character model you we also be evaluated on how well you work with your partner in class. Finally your model should be neat and show that you have an understanding of the character's traits and personality. Remember your model must be at least twelve inches tall but it would be neat to have life size Potter character among us.

Activity Three will be viewed for a well planned, organized, rehearsed interview. It does not matter if the interview is taped on audio or video cassette. The questions asked by the anchor should be relevant to the subject. Your interview should be about ten minutes. It may be longer if you wish.

 

Conclusion:

 You by now have become familiar with the famous Harry Potter. You have attended classes with him. You have wonder the Hogwarts campus just as Harry did as he learned about the school. You could extend your knowledge of U. S. boarding schools by using the internet and the web.

You have used inferences and context clues to become informed about Harry's sidekicks. Remember to use these same concepts to discover all you can about other characters.

Finally you tapped into the thoughts of the author, J.K.Rowling. As you read other novels and stories think about the author and what he or she may have dreamed as they were attempting publication.

This Webquest was created by Donna T. Shelton, NBCT. All comments and questions are welcome. I can be reached via email.

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