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阅读学案 the story of J.K. Rowling and Harry potter 2

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J.K. Rowling

?Name:Joanne Kathleen Rowling?She was born in

Chipping Sodbury(格温特郡), England, on July 31, 1965.(How old is she now?)

J.K. Rowling

?In 1992 , Rowling left off working in offices and moved to Portugal toteach English as a Second Language.

J.K. Rowling

?In1992, she married to a Portuguese TV journalist .

?One year later, their lovely daughter Jessicawas born.

?But their marriage ended in divorcewhen their daughter was only 4-month-year old.

J.K. Rowling

?Then Rowling returned to Britainwith her infant daughter

?She would duck into(躲进)coffee shops to write when the baby fell asleep.

J.K. Rowling

?Divorced, living on public assistance(救济金)in a tiny Edinburgh flat with her infant daughter, Rowling had attempted suicidemany times.

?It’s really a hard time for her, but she struggled for her daughter. In the end , she finished the book Harry Potter and the Philosopher‘s Stone <<哈利·波特与魔法石>>,which changed her life completely.

J.K. Rowling

?The series of Harry Potter achievedalmost instant success, which made her one of the richest women in the United Kingdom.?According to a research, J.K. Rowling has already overtook(赶上)Elizabeth Ⅱwith the property(财产)of $10 billion.

J.K. Rowling

?In December 2001, she married a doctor.

?In March 2003, they had a son named David, and in January 2005, they had a lovely daughter.

?Now the couple with three children live a happy and low-key(低调的)life in Edinburgh.

The inspiration

?In 1990, while Rowling was on a boring train journey, a little wizard(男巫)with thin body , black hair and glasses leaped to her eyes. The smiling boy suddenly broke into her life and she began to design the image of Harry Potter.

?At the time, she imagined it in her brain just like a heavenly steed(天马)soaring across the skies with no pen or paper.?Finally, she pushed the boy to the whole world.


1、Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone<<哈利·波特与魔法石

>>2、Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


3、Harry Potter and the 4、Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanGoblet of Fire<<哈利·波特与阿兹卡班的



6、Harry Potter and 5、Harry Potter and the the Half-Blood PrinceOrder of the Phoenix<<哈利·波特与混血王<<哈利·波特与凤凰社


7、Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows



I. Predict before readingHarry Potter is designed for ___________

A. schoolchildren

B. adults

C. old people

II. Skimming

Activity1. Match the mains ideas with the paragraphs.Para. 1.

A. She met some difficulties while writing.B. She overcame the difficulties and published the first book. C. Rowling, Harry’s creator came up with the idea.D. The books appeal to readers of all ages. E. The effect of the books are great. successful books

Activity2. Divide the passage into 3 parts according to the main ideas.Part One1(Para _____) Coming up with the idea

Part Two 32(Para ___---____)

Part Three

(Para ____---___)46Meeting difficultiesAchieving Success



Part 11.WhenJ.K. Rowling added flesh to the bonesof the Harry Potter story, she ( )AA. gave more details to the main idea

B. created the other characters

C. sold the story for foodD. finished writing the story.2. True or false question

J. K. Rowling had the idea of Harry Potteron a delayed train and wrote it on a paper.( )F

on the back of an envelope

Part. 2

1. What did J.K. Rowling use to write the first Harry Potter story?

She wrote by hand, since she could not afford to buy a typewriter.

2.did she write it? Anddid she write there?She wrote it in a cafeteria in Edinburgh.

Because she was too poor to pay for the heating at home.

3. Looking after a baby and writing a book at the same time ( )cA. is impossible in Edinburgh

B. means you haven’t got much money

C. is extremely hard workD. made J.K. Rowling give up

Part 3

1. True or false question

A. Only the first book was very Fsuccessful. ( )After the first book, the success of each of the following titles was automatic.

B. Rowling has attained the status of being the first writer to become a millionaire. ( )F


2. Harry Potter series are so appealing that they ( )BA. must be included in the school curriculum

B. encourage children to read more

C. have been criticised for bad style

D. are shown on television in other countries.

3. The Harry Potter stories ( )

A. can now read in only 50 languages.C

B. are easy to translate.

C. have made J.K. Rowling very rich.

D. are distributed in 55 countries.

4. Discussion

Why is Rowlingso successful?

What can we learn from her?


. Summary

J.K Rowling is the elderstateswomanliterature. She is famous as thegiftedcreator of Harry Potter. One day she was on a delayedHarry Potter came toHarry Potter story, she had to write by handlooked afterher baby daughter. In cold winter, she often wrote it in a cafeteria. At last, she completedappeal toreaders of all 1997. The Harry Potter series

ages, because they create a special__________ literary bondbetween parents and children. In an age of computer games, they make people interested in reading. The books have been translated into over 55distributedover 250 millionthe first writer to become a billionaire

V. After reading

1. Free discussion

Why do you think the Harry Potter stories are so popular?

Have you seen the films? If so, what did you like best?

What do you think is the most popular book for children in China? Have you read it?

2. Finish Exercise 5 on Page 24 AND read aloud the words

accumulate gifted adjustment output anecdote roots attain stubborn format thus3. Use the following phrases to make sentences by yourselves.

(1)对某人有吸引力:appeal to

(2) 成长;长大:grow up

(3) 和…有联系: be associated with

(4)一系列;一连串a series of

(5) 对…负责: be responsible for

Choose a number and do the translations

1. 这个建议对我很有吸引力。This suggestionappealed tome

?4. 这个牌子通常都和好质量联系在一起。This brand is always associated withgood quality.

3. 当我长大后,我想成为一名作家When I grow up

2. 你应该对自己的未来负责。You should be responsible foryour own future.

5. 一连串的事情发生后,他变得非常低调。a series of thingsAfter happened, he became very low-key.

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