Chapter Thirty-Seven - Creative Writing Activity

Dumbledore apologizes to Harry in this chapter for continuing to put off what he should have told Harry a long time ago. Pretend you are Dumbledore for a moment. If you could use his time-turner to go back and change the course of Harry's first five years at Hogwarts, when would you have told him the truth that he learns in this chapter? Why?

Middle School Bonus

In addition to the elementary question, how do you think telling Harry sooner might have changed the events of Book Five?