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The Vanishing Witch | Karen Maitland
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I am really enjoying this medieval tale at the mo! I‘m gripped and engrossed! Bring on the time travel.... 🤓
And that‘s one more point for #teamGryffindor!!! I mean, #teamstoker 😆 it‘s been a long night....! #scarathlon

SumisBooks 🧟‍♀️ 5mo
RealBooks4ever This sounds good! 💜 5mo
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling

Best book for a starter reader and kids, for you if you like adventure and magic.

BethM Welcome to Litsy! Are you a potterhead? 14mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 14mo
Lalaomi @BethM YES!!! First Saga I ever read and the reason why I‘m going to the university to be an author 14mo
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Lalaomi @CoffeeNBooks Thank you ❤️ 14mo
BethM You're among friends then! #ravenclawforlife 14mo
DarcysMom Welcome to Litsy! 🤗 14mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!!📚 14mo
Chelleo #TeamGryffindor here! Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details.
Lalaomi @Chelleo wow thank you I was reading it and it‘s very useful. ❤️❤️ 14mo
Chelleo @Lalaomi You‘re welcome. Just ask if you have any questions...Littens are friendly and helpful! 14mo
Lalaomi @Chelleo wow thank you. 14mo
Lalaomi @Chelleo can you do private message in here? 14mo
Chelleo @Lalaomi No, and it‘s not likely to happen anytime soon 😒. Many ppl set up generic email accounts if they need to communicate privately otherwise you just tag the person in a comment. 14mo
Lalaomi Hahaha I do have some questions, may I send you an email then?? 14mo
GypsyKat Welcome to Litsy!!! 14mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 14mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 13mo
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This modern fantasy book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone written by J.K. Rowling, won England‘s National Book Award and would be a great book to RA. Harry was only a few months old when he was taken away from his parents from the most powerful wizard in the world. When he turned 11 years old, he finds out his parents went to a wizarding school to learn about magic which led him to attend Hogwarts and follow in his parents foot steps💚❤️💛💙

DianaHerrera Before the reading, the students will make predictions from the book. You will split the class in half and have the first half of the class predict why the book can be about magic. The second half will have to think of reasons as to why it can be taken place at a school. Then the class will come back together as a whole and share their ideas and predictions. 2y
DianaHerrera Ask the students if they have ever read or heard of the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone. You can have them read the reviews or any other sources online to evaluate them. From pages 3 through 6, you will have different questions that you can ask your students as you do the read aloud. On the next few pages, you will see different activities the students can do in other subject areas such as Art, P.E., Math, Science, and so much more! 2y
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DianaHerrera By the way, this activity will say that it is for The Philosopher‘s Stone book, but it is basically the same book. 2y
DianaHerrera Students will be highlighting patterns, features, ideas and relationships as they learn about Harry, Hermione, Ron, Voldemort, and all of the characters in the story (UDL 3.2). Students are to also focus on their thinking skills when they are making predictions, categorizing, classifying, and reporting the sequence of events from the story (ESOL 44). What house are you in?#UCFLAE3414SuB18 #TeamSlytherin🐍 (edited) 2y
RossoS One of my all time favorite book series!! I loved how your resource provided a variety of activities. I‘m for sure going to try out the Hogwarts Report with my future students #TeamGryffindor🦁 2y
DianaHerrera @RossoS I am happy to hear that you liked the resource. If you‘re a fan of the series/movies you will love the different types of Harry Potter styles that some teachers have done to their classrooms. Yes, Harry Potter themed! I have some saved because I will decorate my classroom that way. 2y
ATejada What a cute set up! I thought I was crazy for buying the $50 wand at universal but you beat me! 2y
DrSpalding What an awesome image! #TeamGryffindor You put an amazing amount of thought into how you could use these books effectively in your classroom. So well done. 2y
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We made our big announcement to the rest of the world at The Cursed Child on Broadway! So what do you think Litsy Family- Will our little one be #TeamSlytherin or #TeamGryffindor?!?

corycatelyn Congrats! 2y
Mommamanzi Oooommmmmggggg❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Melissa_J Congratulations!! 2y
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Caroline2 Whey! Congratulations 👏🏻🎉😍 (and Gryffindor of course! 😆) 2y
Cathythoughts Congratulations 💕 2y
OrangeMooseReads If you‘re lucky it will be a Hufflepuff 😋 congratulations! 2y
megt Congratulations! 2y
AmyG Congratulations! How wonderful. I‘m a Hufflepuff, so I‘m hoping for that. ;) 2y
JacqMac Congratulations! 🎉💕🎉 2y
SaturnDoo Congratulations!!!! Go Hufflepuff 😁🤗🎈🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Congratulations!!🎊 2y
Ddzmini Congratulations 🎊🎈🎉 2y
irre Congratulations! 2y
JessClark78 Congratulations! 🎊🎉🎈 2y
GripLitGrl Congratulations! 2y
rohit-sawant Congratulations! 🎉🎉 2y
JazzFeathers 🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎊🙌🙌🙌 2y
Austink1 Congratulations!! I vote for Gryffindor! 2y
sprainedbrain Congratulations!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎈🎊🎉 2y
Redwritinghood Congratulations! 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled SLYTH!! 💚💚💚 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Also - your dress is fab 2y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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My daughter is asking me to help her write a three paragraph paper about why Harry Potter is no longer relevant. She wasn't joking. She became furious when I said, "Harry Potter reigns!" She honestly expected me to help her shape her arguments.

How is she my child? Was I mean to cute baby animals in a past life?

LaurenReads Harry Potter is ALWAYS relevant 3y
LitHousewife @LaurenReads Thank you!!! 3y
Louise Good lord, what are they teaching our youth in schools these days?! 👀 3y
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Autumnscribe Have you ever seen Invasion of the body snatchers? Perhaps this a secret cry for help to let you know she has been compromised and needs you to reduce her. 3y
callunakeep @Autumnscribe Yes you might have something there!! @LitHousewife check the back of her neck, quickly! 3y
BookishFeminist What?! I suspect if she needs help writing it maybe she can't figure it out for herself. 😏 Besides, books that are hundreds of years old are still relevant! 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 Well if Harry isn't relevant, who is? Just sayin'...😀 3y
callunakeep And remember, it is very common for the offspring to rebel against that which the parent holds in esteem! Still, you may want to consider an intervention ... 3y
BethFishReads Who is the teacher who is corrupting young minds? 3y
LitHousewife @Louise She had the choice to write about why he is still relevant, but... 3y
LitHousewife @Autumnscribe @callunakeep I will do that right now! 3y
LeahBergen And here is a good learning opportunity to teach the meaning of "devil's advocate". ? 3y
wrenaymuhree I died a little inside when I read this post... 3y
LitHousewife @BookishFeminist Amen! And I even rattled off 10 things about how he still is relevant to prompt her to change her topic. "You're wrong, mom!" That, right there, is all she had. ? 3y
Louise @LitHousewife Take courage! May the power of Dumbledore be with you! ⚡️🌙✨🌞 3y
LitHousewife @callunakeep I grabbed a wine cooler from the fridge and called out for Calgon. 😉 3y
Bakingbookworm I don't understand -- when isn't Harry Potter relevant? I'm thinking a class debate about the relevance of HP is in order. ;). Now that would be fun!! Or perhaps your daughter has had the Confundus charm performed on her! 3y
LitHousewife @BethFishReads Her teacher asked them to choose a side and write a paper. She doesn't even grasp the concept of writing to her audience. I could tell by the assignment sheet that he's a huge HP fan. Can't wait to hear how her paper goes over... 3y
LitHousewife @LeahBergen 😈😈😈😈 3y
BookishFeminist @LitHousewife I'm interested to hear what she comes up with! I'm intrigued now 😂 3y
LitHousewife @wrenaymuhree Raising children is death by a thousand tiny cuts. 😂 3y
BethM I'm interested to hear what she ends up coming up with. Has she ever read the books? 3y
LitHousewife @Louise Bless you!!! 3y
LitHousewife @BookishFeminist @BethM I'll see if she'll let me read the paper as I was "so unhelpful." 3y
BethFishReads Ahhhhh. You'll have to report back 3y
LitHousewife @BookishFeminist @BethM @BethFishReads Here you go: 1. Kids are distracted by their phones.
2. Kids don't have enough time to read a book.
3. Reading isn't entertaining.
4. The series is over and the author has moved on to new material.
BookMusings Dislike!! 3y
NovelGirl82 How sad!! 3y
BookishFeminist @LitHousewife 😂😂😂 oh my gosh is she kidding? Do keep us posted on her teacher's reaction. 😳 there's phone apps for reading & I know plenty of kids that read! Reading isn't entertaining?! 😫Jane Austen moved on to new material but P&P is still read. Dear lord you've got a monster on your hands. 😱 I just...I have no words. 😶 3y
KVanRead Then ask her why HotTopic is crammed to the rafters with Hogwarts merch? #TeamGryffindor 3y
BooksForEmpathy Reading isn't entertaining!?!? Dislike!!! 3y
BooksForEmpathy 😂😂😂😂. 3y
KVanRead Time to crack open a butter beer 🍺😂 3y
JPeterson I wish you the best of luck! Any book, no matter how much it is still read (which I'm not counting HP, since kids still devour those stories) that had such an influence on literature and reading will always be relevant. 3y
balletbookworm Her teacher needs to have a look at the Cursed Child sales figures :/ 3y
Megabooks Wow, just wow. Mix up at the hospital? 😉 3y
KVanRead But seriously, it sounds like she's rebelling against her book-loving mom...maybe try reverse psychology and pretend you don't like reading?😂😂😂😂😂😂😂JK! I know that's impossible. 3y
GinaAnderson Well, I'm impressed she came up with some arguments because I couldn't and I went to law school. 3y
Jenni_Capps Muggle... 😉 3y
LitHousewife @BookishFeminist I'm looking forward to her grades. I might just have to say I told you so... 3y
LitHousewife @KVanRead 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
LitHousewife @Ebooksandcooks Is it too late to sue over something like that? 😝 3y
LitHousewife @KVanRead I'm not that good of an actress. 3y
LitHousewife @balletbookworm Her teacher loves HP. I could tell by the assignment. Allison is in for a rude awakening. 😂😂😂 3y
LitHousewife @GinaAnderson Her arguments against HP are irrelevant. HP is not!! 3y
KVanRead @LitHousewife But imagine what a mindf***k that would be if only you could pull it off!😂😂😂 3y
LitHousewife @BethM She refuses to even try to read HP. 3y
stargazerblue49 This teacher sounds evil. Sure she's not Umbridge? 😁 3y
GinaAnderson @LitHousewife I didn't say they were good arguments... 3y
MeganAnn 😂😂😂😂 3y
BookishFeminist 😂😂 Have you tried subliminal messaging? Opening up an occasional HP snack & constantly having the movies on in the background while she sleeps? 3y
Suetara Oh wow. I can't even imagine. Harry Potter is everything as far as I'm concerned. I sympathize with you. My youngest has refused to even consider reading them until this year. Her teacher is a massive fan and I'm hoping that he will help me convince her to give them a try. 3y
megt I don't have any kiddos of my own, but the idea of my future ones not sharing my love of reading is the stuff of nightmares! 3y
Peddler410 I just read a blog posting about Harry Potter not being relative anymore maybe a month ago! There was also a counter argument. Good luck 3y
Peaceful_Reader So funny!! Harry still 👑 3y
Zelma Those are fightin' words! 😱 3y
BethM @LitHousewife why won't she try? Did she see the movies and not like them? I remember picking up the first one as a kid as a way to prove my aunt (that I didn't like) wrong and loved it. 3y
Bette 😳 3y
pppooraikul She's a real rebel! 😂 I can't imagine what to do if my child (if I had one) was as fierce. Hope you get past this and make her see the truth; Harry is always relevant and reading is absolutely entertaining! 3y
Laalaleighh @LitHousewife I just read all of this to my bf and he responded "yeah we just aren't gonna have children. We will just enjoy our money and go to Harry Potter World all the time instead". 3y
Bookworm54 But...did she pick the title? Has she read them? 😱 this is like blasphemy! 3y
LitHousewife @stargazerblue49 Ahahahahahaha! 3y
LitHousewife @Suetara Here's hoping a whopping F on this paper will do the same for Allison. 😂 3y
LitHousewife @megt You go into it thinking that you'll read to them all the time and you daydream about the day you'll talk about books together and their lives and passions are so different from your own. Sigh. 3y
LitHousewife @Peddler410 Allison claimed that she's read something about it. I don't know. I told her to write about how it's not relevant because her mother loved it so much. That would have at least been honest! 3y
LitHousewife @BethM It's reading and it's big books. And mom loves it. Maybe she'll read them as an adult like I did. 3y
LitHousewife @pppooraikul Where there's life, there's hope! 3y
LitHousewife @Laalaleighh Ha! You just never know what type of child/ren you're going to get. My sister who doesn't care much for reading has three children who fight over who gets to read what first. WTF??? Can we switch? 😂 3y
Laalaleighh @LitHousewife hahaha. Her kids got your reading genes somehow! 3y
stargazerblue49 @Laalaleighh Your bf knows what's up, lol. If we ever decided not to have kids, we would still go see Disney movies and spend time at HP World (mostly because of me, but at least he humors me, right? Lol) 3y
Laalaleighh @stargazerblue49 we discuss whether or not we really want kids all the time. With or without them Disney world? HP world all those things stay. I mean, keeping my money for books instead of spending it on children doesn't sound that bad at all. 3y
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