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Harry Potter: Lesson Plan!

Aims: By the end of the lesson, students will be able to know more about Harry Potter and the
corresponding books.!
Materials: Harry Potter book covers, character list and picture matching activity, Harry Potter story
summary lesson and Harry Potter quiz.!
Level: Pre-Intermediate or above!
Timing: 60-90 minutes!

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Stage

Timing

Procedure

Additional Notes

Introduce the topic of the day by playing
hangman and try to get students to
predict what the words are. Try to get
students to guess the following word:
Harry Potter.

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Warmer

Once students know what the topic of the
This stage of the lesson is
5-10
lesson is, ask them if they have read any
to interest students in the
minutes of the books and whether they know any
topic and activate schema.
of the characters from the stories. Board
up any language which emerges.

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Another way to start the topic is to play
the theme music from the film Harry
Potter and students have to guess the
theme of the day.
Ask students if they know any Harry
Potter books and whether they can name
the books in English. Put any of these of
the names on the whiteboard.

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Book Title &
Cover
Matching

Tell students that they are going to see
different front covers of the Harry Potter
books and their titles have been removed.
10-15
They must work together to decide which
minutes
titles match with the front covers. Make
sure students work in pairs or small
groups.

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If your students are willing, you could
also get the blurb from each of the Harry
Potter books and ask students to match it
to the corresponding front cover.

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Students learn about the
titles of each of the Harry
Potter books and match
them
to
their
corresponding book. They
also could - if they are at
an appropriate level match the blurb from the
back of the book to the
corresponding front cover.

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Stage
Matching
Check

Vocabulary
Preteaching

Timing

Procedure

Additional Notes

Once students have finished the matching
5-10
exercise, check as a whole class for title Whole class feedback and
minutes [and back page blurb] and correct where correction where necessary.
necessary.
Tell students that most of the language in
the books are special and not really
English. Ask them if they know any of
the special vocabulary (board up some to
start some ideas and ask them to
continue in small groups): quidditch,
muggle, etc.
Engage students in the
language related to Harry
10-15
Once you have some ideas on the Potter and develop interest
minutes
whiteboard, tell students that there is in some more obscure
some more language and you have to language.
match it to the corresponding pictures.
Hand out the worksheet and monitor
students.

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Get students to check in pairs before
checking as a whole class.
Tell students that they are going to read
about the biography of Harry Potter but
there are two different worksheets with
different information missing from the
worksheet. Each group should ask the
other group to find out the missing
information.

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Harry Potter
Reading
Jigsaw

Board up the following on the board as a
demonstration:
- Joe Bloggs was born on 5 July 1980 in
20-30
________________.
minutes
Joe Bloggs was born on ____________
in Eastbourne.

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Students practice speaking
questioning and answering
about a jigsaw reading of
Harry Potter and his life.

Ask students what the questions would
be for each missing information and
write these up on the whiteboard. Then
tell students that they must ask the
corresponding questions for the missing
information about Harry Potter.

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Monitor students and help them where
necessary.
Jigsaw
Reading
Check

Check the answers as a whole class and
5-10
A whole class answer check
get students to write the answers up on
minutes
activity.
the whiteboard. Correct where necessary.

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Stage

Timing

Procedure

Additional Notes

Tell students to put away all the reading
and information about Harry Potter in
their folders. Once students have put
away their work, tell them that they are
going to have a quiz about Harry Potter
and the books.

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Harry Potter
Quiz

Put students into two teams and ask
them to choose a team name.
Once
students have chosen a team name, tell
Students review language
10
them that they are going to work
and information read prior
minutes together and write down their answers to
to the test.
the questions.

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Dictate the questions to the students.
Monitor and help where necessary.
Check the answers either after each
question or at the end of the quiz and
place a point for each team to get the
correct answer. The team with the most
points at the end of the quiz are the
winners.

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The correct answers for the quiz are:!
1. b!
2. a!
3. c!
4. b!
5. a!
6. c!
7. b!
8. c!
9. b!
10. c!
11. a!
12. b!
13. c!
14. b


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Book Title Matching: Harry Potter!
Match the book titles below to the corresponding book covers. Can you put the books in
order of publication?!
and the Goblet of Fire

and the Order of the
Pheonix

and the Philosopher’s
Stone

and the Half-Blood
Prince

and the Chamber of
Secrets

and the Prisoner of
Askaban

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and the Deathly Hallows

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Harry Potter: Story Summary!
Do you know which summary matches with which book? Try to match the back page
summary to the title of the book. Work with a partner and help each other.!
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Harry Potter: Vocabulary!
How much do you know about Harry Potter and its special vocabulary? Try to match the
pictures with the corresponding words and check with a partner.!

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Do you know the following pictures above from Harry Potter? Can you
match them with the following words?!
• Cauldron!
• Sorting hat!
• Invisibility cloak!
• Snitch!
• Owl!
• Wand!
• Broomstick!
• Hogwarts

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About Harry Potter: Student A!
Have a look at the biography below about Harry Potter. Some information below is missing
but you need to ask Student B as they have it. Think about the questions and then ask.! 

 

Harry Potter, born on ___________(1), was a half-blood wizard and the only son
from James and Lily Potter. Both of Harry’s parents were
murdered, when Harry was a year and three months old, by
Lord Voldemort but his “killing spell” on Harry was prevented.
The spell backfired and Voldemort lost all his powers and his
physical form. Harry was left with a ___________(3) scar on
his head.
Harry was looked after by his aunt and uncle, Petunia and Vernon Dursley, at Privet
Drive and they hated Harry for his magic. Harry’s cousin, ___________(5), had two
bedrooms to himself while Harry was forced to sleep in the cupboard under the
stairs. He found out that he was actually a wizard when he turned 11 years old and
was invited to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. While attending the
school, he met two other students who then became his best friends:
___________(7) and Hermione Granger.
Harry also became the youngest Quidditch Seeker in over a century and eventually
captain of his house’s team. He became even better known in his early years for
protecting the Philosopher’s Stone from ___________(9) and saving Ron’s sister
Ginny Weasley from the Chamber of Secrets. In his fourth year, Harry won the
Triwizard Tournament, although the competition ended in tragedy. The next school
year, Harry reluctantly taught and led ___________(11) Army and fought in the
Battle of the Department of Mysteries. Harry finally beat Voldemort during the
Battle of Hogwarts.
In Harry’s later life, he married his childhood sweetheart, Ginny Weasley, and they
had three children - James Sirius, Albus Severus and Lily Luna - and he also
returned to ___________(13) to deliver talks against the dark arts.

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About Harry Potter: Student B!
Have a look at the biography below about Harry Potter. Some information below is missing
but you need to ask Student A as they have it. Think about the questions and then ask.!
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Harry Potter, born on 31 July 1980, was a half-blood wizard and the only son from
James and Lily Potter. Both of Harry’s parents were
murdered, when Harry was a ___________(2) months old, by
Lord Voldemort but his “killing spell” on Harry was prevented.
The spell backfired and Voldemort lost all his powers and his
physical form. Harry was left with a lightning-bolt scar on his
head.
Harry was looked after by his aunt and uncle, Petunia and Vernon Dursley, at
___________(4) and they hated Harry for his magic. Harry’s cousin, Dudley
Dursley, had two bedrooms to himself while Harry was forced to sleep in the
cupboard under the stairs. He found out that he was actually a wizard when he
turned ___________(6) old and was invited to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and
Wizardry. While attending the school, he met two other students who then became
his best friends: Ron Weasley and ___________(8).
Harry also became the youngest Quidditch Seeker in over a century and eventually
captain of his house’s team. He became even better known in his early years for
protecting the Philosopher’s Stone from Voldemort and saving Ron’s sister
___________(10) from the Chamber of Secrets. In his fourth year, Harry won the
Triwizard Tournament, although the competition ended in tragedy. The next school
year, Harry reluctantly taught and led Dumbledore’s Army and fought in the Battle
of the Department of Mysteries. Harry finally beat Voldemort during the Battle of
Hogwarts.
In Harry’s later life, he married his childhood sweetheart, Ginny Weasley, and they
had ___________(12) children - James Sirius, Albus Severus and Lily Luna - and he
also returned to Hogwarts to deliver talks against the dark arts.

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About Harry Potter: Complete!
Have a look at the biography below about Harry Potter. Some information below is missing
but you need to ask Student A as they have it. Think about the questions and then ask.!
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Harry Potter, born on 31 July 1980(1), was a half-blood wizard and the only son from
James and Lily Potter. Both of Harry’s parents were
murdered, when Harry was a year and three(2) months old,
by Lord Voldemort but his “killing spell” on Harry was
prevented.

The spell backfired and Voldemort lost all his

powers and his physical form. Harry was left with a lightningbolt(3) scar on his head.
Harry was looked after by his aunt and uncle, Petunia and Vernon Dursley, at Privet
Drive(4) and they hated Harry for his magic. Harry’s cousin, Dudley Dursley(5),
had two bedrooms to himself while Harry was forced to sleep in the cupboard under
the stairs. He found out that he was actually a wizard when he turned 11 years(6) old
and was invited to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. While attending the
school, he met two other students who then became his best friends: Ron
Weasley(7) and Hermione Granger(8).
Harry also became the youngest Quidditch Seeker in over a century and eventually
captain of his house’s team. He became even better known in his early years for
protecting the Philosopher’s Stone from Voldemort(9) and saving Ron’s sister Ginny
Weasley(10) from the Chamber of Secrets. In his fourth year, Harry won the
Triwizard Tournament, although the competition ended in tragedy. The next school
year, Harry reluctantly taught and led Dumbledore’s(11) Army and fought in the
Battle of the Department of Mysteries. Harry finally beat Voldemort during the
Battle of Hogwarts.
In Harry’s later life, he married his childhood sweetheart, Ginny Weasley, and they
had three(12) children - James Sirius, Albus Severus and Lily Luna - and he also
returned to Hogwarts(13) to deliver talks against the dark arts.
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About Harry Potter: Quiz!
Work together in pairs or small groups and choose the correct answer.!

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1. When was Harry Potter born?!
a. 31 July 1979!
b. 31 July 1980!
c. 31 July 1981!

8. What house did Harry almost join at
Hogwarts?!
a. Griffindor!
b. Hufflepuff!

c. Slytherin!
2. How old was Harry when his parents were
killed by Voldemort?!
9. What did Harry win in his fourth year at
Hogwarts?!
a. 1 year and 3 months old!
a. A game of Quidditch!
b. 1 year and 5 months old!
b. The Triwizard Tournament!
c. 1 year and 7 months old!
c. The Battle of Hogwarts!
3. What is Harry’s cousin called?!
10. What position does Harry play in Quidditch?!
a. David Dursley!
a. Chaser!
b. Damien Dursley!
b. Keeper!
c. Dudley Dursley!
c. Seeker!
4. At what age did Harry go to Hogwarts?!
11. What is Fluffy?!
a. 10 years of age!
a. A three-headed dog!
b. 11 years of age!
b. A snake!
c. 12 years of age!
c. An owl!
5. What are the names of his two best
friends?!
12. How did Harry and Ron get to Hogwarts in
the second year?!
a. Ron and Hermione!
a. Broomstick!
b. Ron and Sophie!
b. Flying car!
c. Ron and Ginny!
c. Floo powder!
6. Who did Harry marry?!
13. Who does Hermione marry?!
a. Hermione!
a. Neville!
b. Sophie!
b. Sirius!
c. Ginny!
c. Ron!
7. Where did Harry’s aunt and uncle live?!
14. How many children did Harry have?!
a. 12 Privet Drive!
a. Two!
b. 20 Privet Drive!
b. Three!
c. 22 Privet Drive
c. Four
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