Six Word Slice of Life: Play Quidditch Plays

(For this month’s Slice of Life Challenge with Two Writing Teachers, I am aiming to do Six Word Slices most days, with some extended slices on other days.)

Context: If you have been hanging out with me for many March SOLs behind us, you know that this time of year, our sixth grade shifts into Quidditch Season. Yes, we play our version of Quidditch — this is the 19th year of it. This version of the game was first developed by students, and then we have adapted it over the years. I try to incorporate different writing activities into our class as part of these activities (which culminate in a day-long Quidditch Tournament between the four sixth grade classrooms). One of the expository writing pieces I have them do is to design a Quidditch play and then write an explanation of how to play the play. This connects to our work with informational text, of using images as a text, and Quidditch itself.

Six Word Slice of Life Quidditch Plays

Want a closer look at some of the plays?

Quidditch Play Collage 2018

Want to learn how we play our version of Quidditch? (It’s very different from the college-level game)

Peace (on and off the court),


  1. Wow, does that look fun! I bet you have kids coming back from years past to remember their Quidditch games.

    Creative classrooms? Happy kids! Powerful learning!

  2. What a great and fun way to engage your students in deep thinking. Something they will most likely remember from their school days with you!

  3. I love it that this series still touches so many.

    My son read it all via audio last summer, and I believe he’s made his way all the way through again at least twice since then.

    Today on our way to a tournament, he asked about the extremely loud car that was next to us, and I explained it was the muffler needing some attention. He didn’t know what that was (11 years old), so I mentioned the muffliato charm from Harry Potter as explanation.

    Enjoy your time with students!

  4. I cannot tell you how much I adore this integration of something (Harry Potter) from books (and, ok, movies) so loved by kids with PE classes, design, and writing expository texts. And that it was student-generated. This goes beyond all Wizarding Levels.

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