These cryptograms are based on the chapter titles from HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE. Students decode each cryptogram using their knowledge of spelling, word usage, and, of course, the novel. The first five chapter titles are based on the same code, so if the letter “o” is a “t” in one title, it is also a “t” in the other four titles. The next six chapters are based on another code, and the last six, on yet another.
Note: These puzzles can be challenging, especially to begin with, so teachers may want to provide hints; however, students should be encouraged to use what they learn about word usage and spelling as they go along to solve subsequent puzzles. Download the preview to see two sample puzzles!
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* HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE: 17 Chapter Title Cryptograms—Fun! Students decode the chapter titles from the book! Each cryptogram puzzle has its own code. Who doesn’t love a code?
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