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J.K. Rowling Author Study

J.K. Rowling is the world-famous author of the Harry Potter series. Use these activities and resources to learn more about Rowling and to extend students' love of Harry Potter into other areas of the curriculum.


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J.K. Rowling was born on July 31, 1965. In addition to giving life to the world of Hogwarts in the seven Harry Potter books, this celebrated author is also the force behind the whimsical companions Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

Readers young and old the world around have been enchanted by Rowling's writing and an author study is a wonderful way to translate that passion into in-depth learning. Start your author study by reading a short biography of J. K. Rowling and selections from or the entire Harry Potter series. Then use the activities and lessons below to take students' love of Harry Potter into other areas of the curriculum.

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For Parents of Potter Fans

Parents and teachers alike may be interested in some Harry-related reading of their own.

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