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Literacy Magic

Using the Harry Potter series to inspire and extend high-ability students

Work some teaching magic of your own with Literacy Magic, an innovative resource designed specifically for gifted students. Built from the complex and spellbinding world created by J.K. Rowling, Literacy Magic focuses on developing a wide range of skills - from literacy to science to higher order thinking.

Note: This book has not been prepared, authorised or endorsed by J.K. Rowling, the publishers or distributors of the Harry Potter books, or Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Ages: 8-13 | Pages: 56 | Code: 5579 | ISBN: 9781927143124

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Selena Gallagher

Selena Gallagher is a teacher who has worked with gifted students in Australia, the UK and China. She recently completed her PhD in gifted education and is currently setting up and managing a gifted education programme in an international school. Selena discovered Harry Potter in 2001 and became instantly hooked. She has been developing and delivering Harry-related activities to gifted learners for the past five years. She is still secretly hoping that her Hogwarts letter has been lost in the post.


Why Harry?4
How to use the activities in this resource6
Investigating potions9
Harry Potter and the hero's journey13
Anagrams never lie18
What's in a name?20
How well can you spell?22
What's your Boggart?24
Hagrid's experimental breeding programme27
A potty perspective30
Ordinary Wizarding Levels (practice questions)33
Wingardium Leviosa (the levitation challenge)35
Literary lifeboat36
Hogwarts staff meeting (aka the Great Debate)38
Dynamic discussion40
Harry Potter and the learning ladders44
References and further resources52
Recommended websites52