Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
by J. K. Rowling, Illustrated by Mary Grandpre
Scholastic, 1999
1999 Nancy Polette

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Harry Potter, a young wizard, combats evil and danger waiting for him at Hogwarts School with the help of friends and a werewolf professor.
A. Introducing Vocabulary:
Rank order, first to last choice, the following items. Invisibility cloak, shrinking potion, a pocket sneakoscope, a talking mirror, a howling letter. Write a one paragraph description of the item telling what is is, what it is used for and how it would be beneficial to the owner. Use as many of the vocabulary words that follow as you can. Muggles medieval disguise parchment cauldron separation detention luminous souvenir flinch silhouette bizarre unconscious gaunt abnormal expulsion annoyance wastrel apoplectic massacre reinforcements warlock suspicious apothecary woebegone sarcastic embarrassed disgruntled infuriating furtive levitate apprehensive illuminated tumultuous ravenous contemptuous bizarre levitate imprecise.
B. Design a Tee Shirt and add verses to a school song for Hogwarts School. Tune "Tiny Bubbles"
1. Come and visit Hogwarts School.
You will find it's really cool.
Witches wail and wizards charm.
Making sure that no one there meets any harm.
(Sing chorus)

2. Hogwarts School is somewhat strange
People shrink and pictures change
Crystal balls and books that snap
Boggarts hide in walls and fill the smallest gap.

3. Lunascopes and sorting hats
Talking mirrors, flying bats
Headless ghosts that moan and fuss
Stranded wizards rescued by a magic bus.
(Repeat chorus)

Come and see
And you will be

4. King headmaster, lots to learn
Quidditch games with points to earn
Dragon playmates, owl mail, too
Hogwarts School exists for just a chosen few.

5. Tell the future, see the past
Classwork is designed to last
Helps to study with a friend
To become a super wizard in the end.

C. See if you qualify as the new Professor of Slimeology.
Take the Slimy Quiz. at http://www.yucky.com/quiz/index.ssf?/quiz/slimy

D. Take magic lessons!
Free tricks to learn at http://www.conjuror.com/magictricks/free_tricks3.html

E. Re-write the following sentences eliminating the letter A.
1. The rain blew hard on the castle walls.
2. Harry sat up, feeling a cold breeze on the back of his neck.
3. Peeves cackled and zoomed backwards.

F. Which proverb relates to which character and why?

Birds of a feather flock together.
Curiosity killed the cat.
Still waters run deep.
Two wrongs don't make a right.

When the cat's away the mice will play.
Let sleeping dogs lie.
If the shoe fits, wear it.
Actions speak louder than words.