A real page turner!
I have loved this series. The first two books were not only an introduction of sorts into the witch and wizard world of Hogwart's, but a collection of small adventures.
This book is all that and more. It has a dark note. It takes the reader to the scariest depths of Hogwart's.
At this point, this book is my favorite. I can't wait to read on!
Go on a magical journey with Harry Potter as he meets new friends and discovers things he didn't know about himself.
In his cupboard under the stairs, Harry believes he is an ordinary boy. But all that begins to change when a strange letter shows up with his name on it. As his uncle tries to keep the letter from him more begin to come in until hundreds fill their living room. To escape the letters, Harry's family travels far away only to be found by a giant. A giant that tells Harry the truth about himself - he's a wizard. And he's been accepted into the prestigious Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It's there that Harry's real adventure begins.
Students can travel to a new world where anything is possible and let their imaginations run free. Rowling's book is a great addition to literature circles and classroom read-alouds.
Lexile Level: 880L
J.K. Rowling's series has been extremely popular with people of all ages for years because of the incredible detailed world it describes and the lovable and well developed characters. Upper elementary students are always interested in reading this book and it is a wonderful series to allow students to read independently to encourage a love of reading that will hopefully remain with them throughout their lives. The first book of her series introduces Harry Potter and describes his first year at the magical school Hogwarts. Harry is confronted with many conflicts, must make several important decisions, and learns the value of friendships. Every character J.K. Rowling introduces is strongly developed and complex which would make this book perfect to use in character analysis lessons. Students could analyze each character to identify and describe their physical and personality traits. They could use venn diagrams to compare and contrast the characters. This book would be perfect to assign to advanced readers for a literature circle. Students could read the book separately and then discuss different aspects of the book as a group.