Help me give my students a set of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" books (70 total) for their classroom! They would love to compare and contrast text (the book) and media (the movie) next semester!
I am a 6th grade ELA and Social Studies teacher with a passion for teaching and inspiring young minds. My school is located in the metropolitan New Orleans area. We have a very high percentage of students receiving free/reduced lunch, a diverse student body and an ESL population of 20%. The school focuses on R.E.A.L. Community values by showing: Respect, Enthusiasm, Accountability and Leadership. My 6th grades go above and beyond to exemplify those values!
My students come to school excited and prepared to learn every single day!
They constantly inspire me to plan diverse and differentiated lessons that are educational as well as fun. The energy my 6th graders bring to the classroom is unreal and my goal is to target their positive energy into their learning.
The Harry Potter books will be used in a semester-long project to inspire students to read for fun! When I was in 5th grade, the first Harry Potter movie was in theaters. My amazing teacher at the time created a project for us to read the first book in class and take a field trip to see the movie in theaters. We then had discussions and an essay task to compare and contrast how books are different from the movies. Her inspirational lesson led a group of my friends and I from that class to continue reading the Harry Potter series well into high school and college. I hope to spark the same love of reading in my students.
Harry Potter books have the potential to spark an interest and passion for reading - they're legitimately magical books.
I asked for 70 books because all of the books in my classroom are handed down from previous classes. Unfortunately, I feel like many of my students have never had the amazing opportunity to hold a brand new book in their hands in English class. My goal is to give students the opportunity to bring the books to and from school so they can read at home as well. There will be multiple, fun assignments associated with the novel study, but the end goal will be to compare and contrast the book with the movie. I'm hoping that this project will open my students' eyes to see that books are always better and more informative than movies - an especially important teaching moment in this tech-age! Thank you so much for your support!
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