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 with Free Printable Pack

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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.For 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:

  • J.K. Rowling Mini-Unit Study from The Waldock Way – This printable pack is a fantastic choice if you don’t want to piece together your own unit study on Rowling. It includes printable coloring sheets, games, copywork, and bio sheets, along with reading suggestions and video links. Also worth noting, it uses the Who Was J.K. Rowling? title mentioned above as the primary reading source.
  • 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 JKRowling.com – This bio contains excellent details about Rowling’s career, along with info on her philanthropic endeavors.
  • J.K. Rowling on Lumos– Speaking of philanthropy, this is a good source for learning about Rowling from a humanitarian perspective.

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You may also like: Waldocks Wizards and Wands is a yearlong unit study covering language arts, science, history, art, and music through the magical world of Harry Potter.

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!

JK Rowling Unit Study with free printable pack

Lastly, you can take a look at our favorite Harry Potter gift ideas through this Amazon list. Grab a butterbeer or pumpkin juice and take a look!

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

  1. Thanks for this. This is what I have been looking for. I loved reading the books as a child. I grew up with Harry Potter.

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

  2. 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!

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