J.K. Rowling Unit Study with Free Printable Pack

I remember reading the Harry Potter books for the first time and thinking of how special it would be to one day share the story with my kids.  That day finally arrived, leaving us all obsessed with The Boy Who Lived and wanting to learn all we can about the author who created him.  That’s where our J.K. Rowling Unit Study comes into the picture.

J.K. Rowling Unit Study Resources

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My kids haven’t read through the entire series yet, but at this point they’ve finished the third book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.  We plan to park here for a while since my kids are still young and the content gets heavier as the story moves on.J.K. Rowling Unit Study ResourcesFor now, that leaves us plenty of time to learn more about J.K. Rowling and how Harry Potter came to be.  Here’s a look at the resources we’ve been using to help us learn more about him and the author who brought him to life.

J.K. Rowling Unit Study Resources

Prior knowledge of the Harry Potter series is helpful when studying the life and work of J.K. Rowling, but it’s not necessary to be a diehard Harry Potter fan.  If you’ve been the Muggle of all Muggles and have no clue why J.K. Rowling is an author worth studying, a quick glance at Wikipedia will help.

If you’re familiar with Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, my kiddos and I recommend using Who Is J.K. Rowling? as the starting point for your unit study.  Like the other books in the Who Was? series, Who Is J.K. Rowling? is a quick read with a plethora of biographical information presented in digestible chunks for kids of all ages.

J.K. Rowling Unit Study with Free Printable Pack

Here are some additional basic biography resources we found useful:

  • Joanne Rowling from Bloomsbury.com (Harry Potter’s London Publisher) – Of all of the online biographies I found, this one is probably the best for basic unit study purposes.  There’s a good mix of information on her early life, writing career, and literary achievements.
  • Mythmaker: The Story of J.K. Rowling – My oldest found this one at our local library and enjoyed it thoroughly.
  • J.K. Rowling from Scholastic.com – This author bio contains great detail about Rowling’s books, statistics, and awards she’s received due to her success with the Harry Potter series.
  • J.K. Rowling on Pottermore – There’s only a brief Rowling bio on Pottermore, but the information there is always up to date and accurate.  I must offer a word of caution here: try to stay focused while visiting Pottermore.  After a few curious clicks, you’ll get so caught up in all things Harry Potter you’ll forgot why you visited in the first place.

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I hope you’ll find these unit study resources helpful as you explore the life and accomplishments of J.K. Rowling with your children.  We’ve had a wonderful time learning more about her and her story and we’re happy to pass our road map on to you!

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Did you know J.K. Rowling and The Boy Who Lived share the same birthday? Yep, just like Harry Potter, the author who created him celebrates her birthday on July 31.

Be sure to check out more Birthday Lessons in July from iHomeschool Network by clicking the image below.

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ou can also find tons of fantastic Harry Potter homeschool ideas through this incredible HP linkup at iHomeschool Network. Grab a butterbeer or pumpkin juice and take a look!

JK Rowling Unit Study with free printable pack

4 thoughts on “J.K. Rowling Unit Study with Free Printable Pack

  1. We just finished The Sorcerer’s Stone right before break started (although I’ve read the entire series numerous times!). This is a great idea!

    1. You are welcome, Amy! Hope you and your busy boys love learning about J.K. Rowling as much as we have. 🙂

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