- Compare and Contrast Character Traits: Harry Potter vs. Hermione...
- Make a list of what makes a character evil or good
- Create your own Harry Potter chapter story using a classic morality theme
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Harry Potter Reading Activities
Harry Potter Reading Activities: Teaching Emotional Intelligence and Character
The Harry Potter series is an amazing piece of literature that teaches students a love of reading, yet also teaches emotional intelligence! The characters compelling stories of courage, honor, perseverance, and sacrifice give students a chance to be all those things. The Brothers Grimm fairy tales and Aesop’s fables taught countless generations of children characters and morals using morality tales. Today we need literature that treats kids as smart intelligent beings that flourish when exposed to insightful complex literature. Morality, sacrifice, empathy, and honesty are just a few themes that kids discover in the pages of Harry Potter. Harry Potter can be a roadmap for children to an emotionally intelligent adulthood. My class discusses and ruminates on the many themes that present themselves as we read the Harry Potter series, and students have so many insightful moments when they relate funny, poignant, scary moments to personal experience.
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