Teacher Review For Harry Potter Reading Club

Harry Potter books through the grade levels

Miriam K.
Media specialist/librarian
Cornell Elementary School
Coraopolis, PA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
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My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
This website has a lot of activities and discussion guides to help initiate a Harry Potter reading club. I arranged a club with my 4th and 5th grade kids. A lot of them had not read the books before, so this was a great way to have an introduction. We ran a lunch club through the library and the kids really enjoyed coming to talk about the books. It took a little while to get up and running, but once the kids became comfortable they were eager to share.
My Take
There are a lot of options for activities and discussions. They have a free starter pack that you can register for. I registered 2 months ago and still have not received the package, so that is a little disappointing. All of the resources are available to download and are different every month/couple of months. There is a discussion guide for each book as well that offers a lot of questions that are good for hosting a book club. There is also a "Getting Started Guide" that helps to set up the club.