Love Harry Potter? Do you ever wonder what sort of story you would have with a slight change in plot or character? What if Harry never played Quidditch? What if Draco was never in control of the Elder Wand? What if Snape raised Harry as his own son? Focusing on a different “BIG moment” or two from the Harry Potter novels each day, we will brainstorm exciting alternate endings and learn creative writing techniques to create our own fanfictions! As we work together in writers’ workshops we will read each other’s stories and act them out as if we were in the movie! After we create our stories, we will watch some clips from the movies and read snippets from the books to see how our fan fiction relates to what really happened. We will play a variety of Harry Potter related games and participate in Harry Potter trivia, contests, Book/ Movie comparisons, and publish our stories at the end of the workshop! Grab your broomstick and a cup of pumpkin juice from Diagon Alley and enjoy all things Harry Potter!
Nicholas Seymourian is an eighth grade Special Education teacher at Diamond Middle School.