The first Harry Potter book was published twenty years ago today.

Here are are a few related teaching and learning resources (feel free to suggest others):

As usual, The New York Times Learning Network has you covered with Teaching and Learning About ‘Harry Potter’ With The New York Times.

Teaching Harry Potter is from the National Education Association.

Over the years, I’ve also shared several posts about J.K. Rowling:

Illustrated J.K. Rowling Quote On Failure

‘I’m sorry to disappoint you’: JK Rowling tweets her rejection letters

Here are some lesson resources specifically for English Language Learners:

Learn pronouns and the importance of learning from failures and mistakes through this interactive on J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series.  It’s a lesson I posted for ELLs at The NY Times Learning Network.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (EFL activities) is from Sandy Millin.

Michelle Henry has a ton of resources.

ESL Printables has many free…Potter printables.

The ISL Collective also has lots of ELL printable sheets.

Harry Potter twenty year anniversary is from The British Council.


How Harry Potter Has Brought Magic To Classrooms For More Than 20 Years is from NPR.