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Supplemental Material for Harry Potter Lesson
« on: March 08, 2018, 01:49:35 PM »
I found this article looking at Harry Potter from a more literature perspective. It can be a supplemental material for students to read after they finish the whole book.

The article could be used as an intensive reading lesson material.

A pre-reading lesson
Do a warm-up discussion focusing on how students perceive the the topic of notion of "strangeness," "ordinariness," "nature," "magic" in the book.
Divide students into groups and prepare for a small debate about "which one is better? being strange? or being ordinary?"

After that, a small discussion on "how did some of the character think which one is better? Being strange or being ordinary? Do you agree with them?"

During-reading activity:
Have students read the article.
Give students comprehension questions--What counter-concepts are introduced in the article? How did the author define them? What examples did the author use to illustrate these concepts? What is the author's opinion on ordinariness and strangeness?

Post-reading activity:
Write a paper about one pair of the counter-concepts described by J.K. Rowling in Harry Potter. For example, how J.K. Rowling delivers her perception and attitude towards "ordinariness" and "strangeness" according to the way she describes different characters in different ways in the book.
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