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Interactive video lesson plan for: J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement (Q&A)

Activity overview:

11 questions

1. Why do you think Rowlings begins with humour in her introduction? (00:00:58)

2. How effective do you think she has been so far in getting her audience interested? (00:02:21)

3. What does she say is the first step to self improvement? (00:02:46)

4. What good piece of advice has she just given the audience? (00:05:16)

5. Why do you think she is using analogies about her own time at University? (00:06:34)

6. What do you think she means by saying failure had set her free and that "rock bottom" became the solid foundation on which to build her life? (00:09:30)

7. What is one thing she says failure has taught her which is valuable? (00:10:40)

8. The tone of her speech is light and humorous while she spoke about failure. Now she is speaking about the importance of imagination what word best describes the tone? (00:15:10)

9. What is Rowlings encouraging her audience to do? (00:19:20)

10. Why do you think she has made so many references to her "Harry Potter" books? (00:19:51)

11. Overall, what are two things you think have made this speech interesting and valuable to her audience? (00:20:51)

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