These cryptograms are based on the chapter titles from MATILDA. 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!
A fun way to challenge students’ reading-for-detail skills!
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* Bookmarks Plus: MATILDA—A Very Handy Reading Aid!
Helps students keep track of main characters and provides definitions for new words—and so much more! A lot of helpful information at students’ fingertips! Students and teachers alike are delighted with these handy reading aids!
* MATILDA: 50-word Prereading Vocabulary Crossword—Use with Bookmarks Plus!
Helps prepare students for reading the book! Use with the Matilda edition of Bookmarks Plus and the Matilda Synonym/Antonym Vocabulary Crossword to reinforce meanings of new words!
* MATILDA: Synonym/Antonym Vocabulary Crossword—Use with Bookmarks Plus!
Use with Bookmarks Plus and the 50-word Prereading Vocabulary Crossword to reinforce meanings of new words! A unique crossword!
* MATILDA: 21 Chapter Title Cryptograms—Fun and Challenging!
Students decode the chapter titles from the story, with each cryptogram puzzle having its own code. Who doesn’t love a code?
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