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  1. J. K. Rowling Harry Potter Series(click on newest book to proceed) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone(c 1997) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets(c 1998) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(c 1999) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire(c 2000)

  2. Growing up… • In school, J. K. was not a very good student, one teacher put her in the “stupid row”. • When she graduated from college she went to work for Amnesty International which is a human rights organization that helps people in many countries who have been put in jail because of their political beliefs . • After this she went to Portugal to teach English. Click on my head move on

  3. Tough Times… • After teaching in Portugal J.K. returned to England. • She could not afford daycare so she had to go on Welfare. • She never gave up on the idea of writing her Harry Potter stories. HARRY POTTER HARRY POTTER HARRY POTTER HARRY POTTER Pull the magic book to move ahead

  4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone • Rowling’s first big hit. • Introduces Harry(main character) who is left orphaned because of the evil Voldemort. • He is left as a baby to live with an aunt and uncle and a cousin who are mean to him. • He doesn’t know it, but he is a wizard, and can make strange things happen--unconsciously at first and later at age 11 he goes to hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the adventure begins… Click on Fluffy the three headed dog to move on

  5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets • Harry Potter’s second year of Hogwarts. • Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school. • This time it is in the form of a monster that has escaped from the chamber of secrets and is turning students to stone. • Harry must confront the monster and evil Voldemort yet again. Quidditch Click here

  6. Harry Potter and the Prixoner of Azkaban • Harry’s 3rd year at Hogwarts. • New character: Sirus Black a buddy of Voldemort has escaped from Azkaban, a prison for bad wizards and is stalking Harry. • In this story Harry learns more about his parents and then more about himself. Click here to move on

  7. Harry Potter and the goblet of fire • Harry Potter, a fourth-year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, longs to escape his hateful relatives, the Dursleys, and live as a normal fourteen-year-old wizard, but what Harry does not yet realize is that he is not a normal wizard, and in his case, different can be deadly. Click here

  8. The future of Harry Potter... • Rowling plans to write 7 Harry Potter volumes(books). • In Future stories, Harry’s enemies are going to get stronger. • A movie for The Sorcerer’s Stone has already been released and a movie is going to be produced for Chamber of Secrets. • J. K. Rowling lives in Edinburg, Scotland with her daughter. Click here to answer some questions

  9. About J. K. Rowling • J. K Rowling was always a really good student, her hard work in school paid off and eventually she became the awesome writer she is today. • Click on the correct answer • True or False

  10. After working for Amnesty International Rowling… • After teaching in Portugal J.K. Rowling returned to England, she had some tough times and could not afford daycare for her daughter so she had to go on Welfare • True or False

  11. WHICH OF THESE IS NOT TRUE • 1. Rowling plans to write 7 Harry Potter volumes(books) • 2. In Future stories, Harry’s enemies are going to get stronger • 3. A movie for The Sorcerer’s Stone has already been released and a movie is going to be produced for Chamber of Secrets. • 4. J. K. Rowling lives in Duluth, Minnesota with her 14 year old son.

  12. Good Job!!! You can click on the HOGWARTS logo below to see the Warner Brothers site--it is pretty cool.