Learn more about the “Harry Potter” books and author J.K. Rowling. There are many interactive quizzes and games. There is a site where students can be sorted into the Hogwarts houses. Also, view the book covers as they appear in other countries. Included are eThemes resources on the first four books.
Scholastic: Harry Potter
This site has excerpts from the books, an audio pronunciation guide to help you say those strange words, games and worksheets to print out, and an interactive quiz. Includes transcripts of interviews with author J.K. Rowling and a "Discussion Chamber" that includes children's answers to questions about the book. NOTE: The "Common Room" links to a message board.
FunBrain's Word Turtle
Try to find six hidden words relating to Harry Potter in this interactive word search.
Scholastic: Resource Finder
Read about some Harry Potter activities that teachers are doing in the classroom.
CBBC Newsround Quiz
Test your Harry Potter trivia knowledge by taking this interactive quiz.
The Official Harry Potter Website
This is Warner Brothers' official site for Harry Potter. There are lots of interactive activities, including being sorted into a house, shopping for a wand, playing quidditch, choosing a magical creature and sending a postcard. Click on "Daily Prophet" to learn more about the movie. NOTE: Be aware of the message board under "Platform 9-3/4" and advertisements under "Live the Magic."
The Harry Potter Lexicon
This is a comprehensive site for words and maps on the "Harry Potter" books. Click on "Time Lines" for a chronology of events that occur in the books. NOTE: This site links to a discussion forum.
FactMonster: The Harry Potter Companion
This site has quizzes, games, news articles, and more.
NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
ThinkQuest: All About Harry Potter
This site was created by elementary school students and includes a quiz and information about the characters, books, quidditch, and Hogwarts.
NOTE: The links on the "Bibliography" page are broken.
Is Harry Potter Evil?
Read an article written by children's writer Judy Blume about the banning of Harry Potter books.
NOTE: There is a link to a site with a guestbook.
J.K. Rowling Official Site
Click on the British flag to enter the English language site. Here you will find behind the scenes information about J.K. Rowling's famous books and characters.
eThemes Resource: Literature: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J. K. Rowling
These websites are about the book "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and the author J. K. Rowling. Includes quizzes, games, discussion questions, excerpts, and reviews. There is a link to a more general eThemes resource on the "Harry Potter" series.
eThemes Resource: Literature: "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" by J. K. Rowling
These sites are about the book "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" by J. K. Rowling. There are lesson ideas, book reviews, quizzes, and activities.
eThemes Resource: Literature: "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" by J. K. Rowling
These sites are about the book "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and author J. K. Rowling. Included are book reviews, excerpts, quizzes, activities, and lesson ideas.
eThemes Resource: Literature: "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" by J. K. Rowling
These sites are about the fourth book in the "Harry Potter" series by J. K. Rowling. There are lesson plans, games, quizzes, reviews, and excerpts. Also included is a list of books students who enjoy the Harry Potter books might also enjoy. There is a link to an eThemes resource on Harry Potter that is an overview of the series.