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LI: Read an extract from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and create a timeline  


This week we will be dipping into different books from the Harry Potter series – but avoiding spoilers!


Read the extract from Chapter 3, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and answer the following questions. 


This extract is taken from the opening of Chapter 3 of

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third book in this series.


Harry was several streets away before he collapsed onto a low wall in Magnolia Crescent, panting from the effort of dragging his trunk. He sat quite still, anger still surging through him, listening to the frantic thumping of his heart.

But after ten minutes alone in the dark street, a new emotion overtook him: panic. Whichever way he looked at it, he had never been in a worse fix. He was stranded, quite alone, in the dark Muggle world, with absolutely nowhere to go. And the worst of it was, he had just done serious magic which meant he was almost certainly expelled from Hogwarts. Harry had broken the Decree for the restriction of Underage Wizardry so badly, he was surprised Ministry of Magic representatives weren’t swooping down on him where he sat.

What is needed is a recount to report the events which led to Harry’s predicament. To find out what led to this, we need to go back to the previous chapter. 

Read the extract from Chapter 2 -  linked below. 



In the text, Harry is at home and Uncle Vernon’s horrible sister, Marge, has come to stay.


Use the text to plot the main events on a timeline. You are looking for the events that led to Harry losing his temper and then leaving home.