Harry Potter Worksheets
Harry Potter is a work by J.K. Rowling. It is a story about an orphan who is raised by his unloving aunt and uncle. He is invited to join Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he discovers that he has the potential to be a powerful wizard. The themes that are explored in this book are engaging for people of all ages. The adventures that he and his friends experience are non-stop action. A wide range of interesting characters make their way into Harry’s life and there a great deal of mystic throughout the series. This is a seven-book series. The first four books are geared for reading at a grade five and six level. Book five and six increases into the middle school reading level. He last book and future books are at an upper high school level. This series of worksheets will assist you on any of the books that you may approach. It is important to consider following the books in order, it follows a spiral literacy approach.
Harry Potter Worksheets To Print:
Prisoner of Azkaban -
Who has escaped from Azkaban? What stops the Hogwarts express on its way to the school? What are they?
Goblet of Fire - What does the Riddle family groundsman overhear? What are Imperius, Cruciatus, and Avada Kedavra?
Order of the Phoenix - What do all 5th year students at Hogwarts have to take? What is Dumbledore's Army, and what do they do?
Half-Blood Prince - Who is teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts this year? What has Voldemort done to his own soul?
- What does the Order of the Phoenix do to try to protect Harry from
Voldemort while moving him to the Weasley's house?
Cast of Characters
- Choose three characters from the Harry Potter series who
you like best. Briefly describe each character and their role in the story. Why are
they your favorites?
- How does a wizard make a Horcrux? What are the seven Horcruxes?
Hogwarts - What special room becomes whatever you need it to be? What nearby town do the students sometimes visit?
Voldemort - What was Voldemort's name when he was a student at Hogwarts?
What Is Your Patronus? - A Patronus is a defensive spell which produces a
silver, animal guardian, used to protect a witch or wizard against Dementors. If
you were a wizard, what do you think your Patronus would be? Why?
- We look at words that are commonly used throughout the series.
Impactful Lessons That Students Can Learn from the Harry Potter Book Series
While the Harry Potter series seems to indicate to people that it is all just designed to immerse the audience into a magical world that has little to no implications on reality, you would be surprised by all the great morals and general themes that stand up in the real world. These life lessons are explored in great detail and are reaffirmed often by each successive book.
The first lesson that sticks to the general theme of the series is to not be afraid to take chance. In essence, you will be rewarded if you face your fears. Regardless of how scared we are to put ourselves out there. This shows us that the world is not as scary as we make it out to be.
Another common theme is that money does not make a person. Riches does not make life better. Harry inherited a vault of gold that could not give him what he truly longed for which was his family. He grew up wishing for the feeling of family and the riches do not change that. We see the polar opposite in Ron's family where they could never afford new clothes but had mountains of love throughout.
Another common theme that you will see throughout all seven books is stories presence of the nature of friendship. Harry, because of his upbringing, was often hesitant to ask for help. He often tried to do things alone. As Harry grew through the series, he realized that there are times to do things alone, but it is more than acceptable to ask for help. If your friends wish to help, it is best for everyone if they do. He eventually learns that one of the most precious things in life is a true friend. You can lean on one another to overcome any challenge. People will never cease to amaze you as to how they can make your life better. You will need to watch out for each as you go through time.
The lesson that I would like to end of with here is the concept of the past and the future. We cannot change anything that happened in the past. Especially things that happened prior to us being born, our culture, our genetic traits. Those are the cards we were all dealt, we have to learn to play them to the best of our ability. The beauty of life is that those cards do not determine how the game is played out. The future is in our hands and we have many different ways in which we can approach our lives and shape our future for a better outcome.