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HomeSchool Literature Harry Potter studies 9/13/2000

HomeSchool Literature Harry Potter studies 9/13/2000

 

 

 

A Game of Words 


The author creates many unusual situations in this novel from riding on firebolts, which are high performance broomsticks, to meeting Parslemouths, wizards who can talk to snakes.

In order to create new characters, places and objects, the author must also create new words. You, too, can be creative by playing with words in a different way. Look at the words that follow. Choose two and combine them to make a new compound word. Then tell how a wizard would use this new thing. Create an illustrated dictionary of at least ten words.

bridge

foot 

break

wind 

cast

broad 

 box 

mail 

man

porch

 sun

work

home

water

rain

book

note

fish

cat

pick

tooth

light

flash

leader

cheer

time

supper

board

card

 sty

pig

sauce

apple

worm

meal

 

Example: Combine foot and pick to make the new word footpick. When a wizard wants to dig up his gold he says magic words to turn his foot into a pick and starts digging.