Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
From the mysterious letters arriving by owl messenger, to the magical adventures at the Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches, this fantasy adventure provides students with a fun and engaging read. The first book in J.K. Rowling’s best-selling series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, is bursting with opportunities for readers to make inferences about characters, make predictions about events, and draw conclusions based on their interpretation of the text.
Teach with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction
- Interactive Lesson Plan for 6 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions
- Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
- Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
- Book Club Calendar
- Conversation Prompts
- Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
- Student Self-Evaluation Forms
- Running Record Assessment Tool
- Student Reading Response Guide
- Comprehension Assessment Rubric
- Common Core State Standard Assessment
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Resource Set
The instructional overview includes instructional background for making inferences, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Book Club.
The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.
Making inferences while reading allows students to engage more deeply with the text. This Book Club uses Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling to provide an engaging text for developing this skill.
When readers make inferences using Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling, it is important for them to be able to properly cite the passages in the text that shaped their thinking.
Dig deeper into making inferences by connecting this skill to the author's purpose. JK Rowling had a variety of reasons for including specific details in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. By examining this connection, the reader is able to gain more information about the characters, setting, and plot of the story.
Discussion for this Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Book Club focuses on anticipating what will happen next in the story based on the inferences that the student makes while reading.
When readers are able to prove that the predictions they made, based their inferences, are correct, they can draw conclusions. Drawing conclusions while reading demonstrates a strong understanding of JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
This last Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Book Club meeting offers students the opportunity to reflect on the work that they completed over the course of the book related to making inferences.
Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with making inferences.
This 9 question Common Core aligned assessment can be used to determine students' overall comprehension of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and their mastery of the Common Core State Standards.
List of the Common Core State Standards addressed by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Book Club Resource Set.
Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.
This set of Spanish student facing resources includes Book Club Management Resources for use with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.
Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
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