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Lesson Plan: The First Book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series is Published

Lesson Details

Subject: English Language Arts

Grade Level: 6-8

Duration: 2 class periods (90 minutes each)

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the background and context of the publication of the first Harry Potter book.
  • Understand the impact of the book on the literary world and popular culture.
  • Analyze the themes and characters of the book.
  • Can do a creative writing activity inspired by the book.


The lesson will be delivered through a combination of lecture, discussion, and creative writing activities.


  • Copies of the first Harry Potter book
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Handouts with discussion questions and creative writing prompts
  • Access to online articles and videos about the book


Day 1

  • Introduction to the book and its publication history (lecture)
  • Discussion of the impact of the book on literature and popular culture (group discussion)
  • Analysis of the themes and characters of the book (small group activity)

Day 2

  • Creative writing activity inspired by the book (individual activity)
  • Sharing of creative writing pieces (group activity)
  • Wrap-up discussion and reflection on the lesson (group discussion)

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This lesson plan complies with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.

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