ELA Magic Squares: Building Content Vocabulary in Reading & Writing

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3rd, 4th, 5th
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Are you looking for a fun new way to practice content vocabulary in reading and language arts? Are you looking for something that will challenge your students to think outside the box and stretch their thinking?

Look no further. ELA Magic Squares do all that and more!

A Magic Square is a like a puzzle. Each puzzle has 9 squares filled with words and definitions that match up to solve the square. The square is completed correctly when all words are matched with the correct definition and the outside border is completely blank.

The puzzle like component of this activity challenges students to think about the content vocabulary in a different way and helps them build toward mastery. Great for all levels in the classroom, students enjoy using their vocabulary knowledge and puzzling skills to solve the magic square!

**Please download the preview to see an example of what Magic Square puzzles look like before they are solved.**

This activity pack includes 6 different Magic Squares to be used throughout the year.
• Non-Fiction Text Features & Purpose
• Reading Genres & Definitions
• Poetry Terms & Definitions
• Drama Terms & Definitions
• Parts of Speech & Definitions
• Writing Terms & Definitions

Magic squares can be used as a whole group activity, literacy station, review or intervention activity. You can run individual copies for students and have them glue completed squares on paper (or in ELA journals) or copy on colored paper, laminate, and use over and over again in stations.

Please email me with any questions at teachingthief@yahoo.com

Visit my blog www.theteachingthief.blogspot.com to find more fun classroom resources and project ideas.

Thanks for looking!

Amanda
aka "The Teaching Thief"

UPDATED January 2016
Update includes revised fonts to make puzzles easier to read. If already purchased, please redownload and enjoy!
Total Pages
15
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
30 Minutes

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ELA Magic Squares: Building Content Vocabulary in Reading
ELA Magic Squares: Building Content Vocabulary in Reading
ELA Magic Squares: Building Content Vocabulary in Reading
ELA Magic Squares: Building Content Vocabulary in Reading