Getting Started

Welcome to our Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone close character study blog page.

As we progress through our English unit of work you will find various posts uploaded here with instructions and information that will guide the creation of your own character blog page.

By the end of the unit you will have produced a blog from the point of view of a chosen character containing elements such as soundtracks, pinterest pages and iMovie trailers.

In creating this blog you will learn everything there is to know about your character and enhance your understanding of plot, narrative structure, narrative voice and characterisation. You will also develop your digital storytelling and digital media skills.

The blog will require you to draw, not just from Harry Potter novel, but from your personal experiences and personal interpretations of secondary characters in the novel.

So let’s get started…

Harry Potter

1) Choose your character. Try and make this someone you can relate to, or someone you are willing to learn a lot about. The idea of the blog, is that you are going to step into this character’s shoes.

You can find a complete list of characters to select from below.

  • Hermione Granger
  • Ron Weasley
  • Draco Malfoy
  • Vincent Crabbe
  • Gregory Goyle
  • Lord Voldemort
  • Albus Dumbledore
  • Severus Snape
  • Minerva McGonagall
  • Rubeus Hagrid
  • Quirinius Quirrel
  • Fred Weasley
  • George Weasley
  • Neville Longbottom
  • Angelina Johnson
  • Katie Bell
  • Terence Higgs

Or consult your teacher if you’re thinking of using someone else.

2) Create a new blog using the class wordpress account.

When you login navigate to the ‘My blogs’

Click on the hyperlinked ‘create another blog’

My Blogs Page

The url for your blog should be the character’s name followed by the words digital story.

The Blog Name can be anything you like.

Blog name and URL

Do not select any of the upgrade options for the blog, just click the ‘Create blog’ button.

Create blog

3) Have fun customising the theme of your blog. It is time to start thinking about what visual theme would represent your character. You do not need to copy the theme of this blog page.

4) Wait for the first task to be uploaded.

Happy Blogging!


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