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"Professor Umbridge opened her handbag, extracted her own wand, which was an unusually short one, and tapped the blackboard sharply with it; words appeared on the board at once"

This spell (incantation unknown) is a spell used to cause words to appear on a blackboard.


1995-1996 school year

Severus Snape and Dolores Umbridge both used this spell multiple times throughout the 1995-1996 school year to write instructions on their blackboards.

Known Practitioners


  • In the Order of the Phoenix film, Umbridge brandished her wand from across the room to cause chalk-like writing to appear on the board as if an invisible chalk was writing on it. The sound of chalk writing could even be heard while the words appeared.