Featuring: Literature Circle discussions and writings from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
by Sharee J.
If you want
to know how to ride a broom, here's how to do it. First, you get on the
broomstick. Next you say "Up." Then you ride. Tap to turn sideways. Pull
up to go higher. (These rules only apply to the Nimbus Two Thousand.)
by Laurie T.
It was Quirrell all along.
Hermione - - One night, I went to the Mirror of Erised. I went into the room and saw that in the mirror I was the one who got the highest score in the exams. I also saw that I was a prefect with Harry and Ron. I saw that Dumbledore was awarding me for being the smartest. Then I saw that the school was named Hermione's Hogwart and I had lots of books that were written by me. I want to go back tonight. I also saw that I was Harry's girlfriend. YUCK! (Samantha M.)
ADVICE TO HERMIONE
ADVICE TO NEVILLE
The way I see this is you can handle this situation 3 ways. If they keep bothering you, tell one of the teachers, They'll put a stop to it and if he doesn't stop, he'll be packing his bags. Another way is to ignore him. Every time he or one of his friends says something you donít like to you, pretend you don't hear them. Keep your mind positive.
Finally, you could try to be friendly with him. Have a talk with him. Ask why he doesn't like you. Try to be interested in the same things as him. Try to keep him from bullying others. One of these suggestions will eventually work. (Tremayne M.)
It was a hairy-looking rabbit with sharp fangs, scratchy nails, and big feet. It was hopping around with a whole bunch of others that looked just like him. They were shouting very loud.
on his bed, wide-awake, wondering who could have possibly given him the
invisible cloak. So many things were going through his mind that he couldnít
concentrate. He decided to go outside for some fresh air. The clock struck
midnight and Harry quickly put on the invisible cloak, then sneaked out
of Hogwarts. He wanted Ron and Hermione to come with him, but he knew they
were already fast asleep.
It was pitch dark outside so Harry had to carefully walk to the broomshed. Kicking hard against the ground, he reached the Forbidden Forest in no time. Flying a foot high from all the trees, Harry noticed a pair of bright, glowing eyes from a distance. He flew down to get a closer look.
Every time Harry moved closer to see what it was, the creature moved back away. He chased it for a long time, then gave up when he couldnít see it any longer. Just when Harry turned around, the yellow eyes pounced on him pushing him to the ground.
It was just Fang all along. Together they explored the rest of the forest. Harry noticed a path he hadnít seen before and decided to follow it. The path lead them to a beautiful area covered with green grass. Right in the middle of the grass was a mother and baby unicorn sleeping peacefully.
The scene was so wonderful that Harry and Fang just sat down to watch. After an hour had past, Harry noticed it was getting late. Fang walked him out of the Forbidden Forest and then returned to Hagrid. Running back to Hogwarts now, Harry finally reached his bed and didnít wake up until morning.
Gryffindorís Pre-Vacation Party
Gryffindor Common Room 5:00 P.M.
Food and beverages are available
(Everyone is invited and bring your wands along)
Harry's Flight by Jaime B.
I went up
for a fly when it was a holiday. I saw lots of birds. I saw the Quidditch
field, empty as can be. All four houses were standing tall, Ravenclaw,
Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and my house, Gryffindor. Little spots of kids played
as I watched from the air.
There was fresh air blowing on my face and everything looked beautiful. Then I saw an unusual sight. It was Quirrell riding a broom with Snape on his tail.
I flew farther away so I wouldnít look like a student.
I heard Snape shout, "Come back here, Quirrell!"
Professor Quirrell whirled around on his broom. "No, Servus!" he shouted. "I only take order from master! I know what you're up to, and if you try anything bad, I'll go to Dumbledore. So I am warning you!"
Then they both flew down to the ground, arguing. I quickly flew back to the Gryffindor House. I had two questions. Who is Quirrellís master? What was Quirrell doing to get Snape angry?
Whatever the answers were, I would find out what they were, somehow.
The Quidditch Game as told by the Snitch (Sharee J.)
I flew through the air. I pretended to be a great big ball so everyone would notice me. Then I began thinking it was up to me to win the game. I started looking for the seeker. He was out of control. I headed straight for the spot that would hold me the most. What a surprise when I entered his mouth!
Follow Harry Potter and his friends in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. Meet the Dursleys, Harry's Muggle family. At Hogwarts, experience the moving pictures, the Sorting Hat, the mirror of Erised, the secret of the third floor corridor, and the Forbidden Forest. This is a book you do not want to miss!