Friday, August 20, 2010

Using Harry Potter To Build Reading Comprehension

How to Build Reading Comprehension 

Intermediate students that develop the 
journaling and summarization skills 
process the reading fully.

6th Grade Students Journal Entries 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

By J.K. Rowling

Chapter 11 Quidditch

Vocabulary: Hogwarts, Witchcraft, Wizardry, Quidditch,

Setting : Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, 

Characters: Harry Potter,  Ron Weasly, Hermione Granger, 
and Professor Snape  

Summary: Harry plays the strange new team sport Quidditch. The New Quidditch season begins at Hogwarts, and Harry's first season is about to begin. Harry will play in his first match against his enemies Slytherin. To prepare, Harry and Hermione study Quidditch Through the Ages. The Quidditch match begins with Harry unsure of his ability on his new broom. Harry is the Seeker for the team, he must track down and capture a golden marble with wings called the Golden Snitch. The Golden Snitch buzzes Harry and darts of towards the fans. The Slytherin Seeker knocks past harry and is penalized. Harry’s broom starts bucking wildly and flies around uncontrollably. Hermione sees Snape is doing magic with his wand towards Harry, chanting a spell and forcing Harry to dive and almost crash. The Weasley twins dart over to rescue Harry, Hermione runs to Professor Snapes bleachers and lights his robe on fire. The enchanted broom    is back in Harry's control yet busted. Harry drops to the ground and crashes, and miraculously capturing the Golden Snitch.

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1 comment:

Martin said...

I see Harry Potter as something "heavy", very rich in detail.... building a summary out of its chapters sounds like a great exercise for reading comprehension