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Harry Potter's Magic Latin Spells

Overall rating 4 out of 54.5 (13 ratings)

Last updated 27 February 2014, created 30 August 2008, viewed 19,259

A game exploring the Latin roots of the magic spells in the Harry Potter books. Pupils have to find the Latin words from which the spells were created, and use the meanings of these words to work out what each spell would do.

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    Hogwarts Latin Spells.doc (63kb, Word document)
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This is wonderful - thank you so much for your hard work.

from skean, 27 February 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Wonderful resource. I wanted to do something with Harrius Potter and, as another reviewer has said, was delighted to see that someone else has done the hard work! :) I adapted the resource so that the Latin words & meanings go on a leaflet folded into a mini-dictionary, and the effects are all on different clue cards hidden in an envelope - this means that I can reuse the different bits and the pupils simply fill out the grid. Has proved very popular at both KS3 and KS4, so a great hit! (for those wondering the Latin meanings are provided in the word document that you download)

from dmk530, 17 July 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Brilliant and fun, many thanks!

from akhenhathor, 09 October 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Fantastic resource! Used it to introduce Latin roots and derivations and it worked a treat - the whole class absolutely loved it and couldn't wait to show off their Latin knowledge to their parents. Thanks so much!

from cgallop, 26 March 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

I was trying to make Latin roots exciting - you saved me the trouble! Thanks :)

from Clazzie, 12 June 2011
(report comment) 4 out of 5
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