Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Bibliographic Information: Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. New York: Scholastic, 1999.

Brief Annotation: This book is about an orphan boy named Harry who discovers he’s a wizard.  He goes to his first year of Hogwarts School of Wichcraft and Wizardry, and in the process of making friends and doing schoolwork, he discovers the truth about himself and his parent’s death.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: 3-7

Readers who will like this: Students who enjoy stories about magic and friendship, as well as students who have gone through loss.

Rating/Response: 5 – This is a book that can be enjoyed by a wide range of ages, and will appeal to both boys and girls.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Have you ever felt different than everyone else? Was it a good or bad feeling?

Reading Strategy: Free Choice (Chapter)

Rationale for Strategy: This book is the beginning of a wonderful series that younger children can “grow up” with as each book becomes more challenging and advanced.

Posted by: Olivia Cyr

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