Note: This product is meant to be used after students read the book.
Each of these 20 puzzles focuses on a vocabulary word (one per chapter) from THE DEVIL'S ARITHMETIC. Students unscramble words related in meaning to the vocabulary word and place the letters into a series of squares. They then arrange the letters in the shaded boxes to spell out the vocabulary/category word at the top of the puzzle. Really fun--and challenging!
Note: These puzzles are presented in two versions: one provides students with the vocabulary/category word, the other does not. Teachers may choose which one to used based on the abilities of their students. Each version consists of 6 pages; there are also an intro page and key page provided.
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* Bookmarks Plus: THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC: 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! See testimonial below!
THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC: 10 Word Merge—One “Word” Becomes Two!
Two-word phrases from the story are blended into one “word.” Students decipher the phrases. Harder than it sounds, but a good spelling workout!
* THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC: 10 Quotefall Puzzles—Similes from the Book!
Each quotefall is a quotation from the story that contains a simile. Students form individual words of the quotation by transferring letters from above the double line of the puzzle grid to squares in the columns directly below. Quotefalls can be challenging, but students love working them—and they’re great spelling workouts!
* THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC: Fill-In Puzzle: Characters’ First Names
Students enter common words from the story into the puzzle grid, based on the number of letters in the word. The puzzle can be challenging, but each time students enter a correct answer, they are provided with clues for the next.
* THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC: 5 Vocab Crosswords plus 1 Comprehensive Puzzle The puzzles are based on 5 sections of the book and the comprehensive puzzle tests students on 20 of the words—the same words that are listed and defined in the Words to Know section of the companion product, Bookmarks Plus: The Devil’s Arithmetic edition.
Testimonial for BOOKMARKS PLUS:
My students LOVE these bookmarks. I have one for each of the 11 pieces of literature they read with me during the year. Not only does it keep their place, the bookmarks provide valuable information about each text, as well as helpful vocabulary that could be incorporated into assessments. They are fairly inexpensive for me to copy in black & white. I actually copy limited numbers of each in color and use as class incentives. My 10th graders LOVE to win contests to "upgrade" their bookmarks to color (way better than candy as a prize too). I cannot say enough positive things about these bookmarks!—Matthew R.
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