The Grapes of Wrath: 11 Fractured Maxims—Unique Theme Activity!

The Grapes of Wrath: 11 Fractured Maxims—Unique Theme Activity!
The Grapes of Wrath: 11 Fractured Maxims—Unique Theme Activity!
The Grapes of Wrath: 11 Fractured Maxims—Unique Theme Activity!
The Grapes of Wrath: 11 Fractured Maxims—Unique Theme Activity!
The Grapes of Wrath: 11 Fractured Maxims—Unique Theme Activity!
The Grapes of Wrath: 11 Fractured Maxims—Unique Theme Activity!
The Grapes of Wrath: 11 Fractured Maxims—Unique Theme Activity!
The Grapes of Wrath: 11 Fractured Maxims—Unique Theme Activity!
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Note: This product is meant to be used after students have read the book.

A maxim is a wise saying. The maxims in these puzzles have been placed in letter tiles (three letters or spaces per tile) and then shuffled around. Students rearrange the tiles to form maxims that relate to the themes of WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS. The author or source of the maxim is shown in the title, and the number of words in each maxim is provided in parentheses. Directions include hints for the first puzzle.

Fractured maxims require students to use their knowledge of WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS and their knowledge of spelling and language. And they are perfect for introducing students to the concept of theme!

NOTE: Be sure to view the preview, as the thumbnails show only partial images of the puzzles. Also, teachers may want to provide hints.

***Perfect filler activities for after tests, between lessons, or at the end of the day!***

Examples of featured maxims:

* You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way.—Lena Horne

* Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.—Jean Kerr

* The purse strings tie us to our kind.—Walter Bagehot


Here are my unique products over THE GRAPES OF WRATH—many are perfect activities for early test finishers, between lessons, extra credit, or at the end of the day! View them in my store.

* THE GRAPES OF WRATH edition of BOOKMARKS PLUS—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!

* THE GRAPES OF WRATH: 11 Fractured Maxims—Unique Theme Activity! Students rearrange “tiles” to form quotations that reflect the themes of the book. Requires students to use their knowledge of the story as well as their knowledge of theme, spelling, phonics, vocabulary, and language!

* THE GRAPES OF WRATH: 12 Quotefall Puzzles—Uniquely Challenging! Each quotefall is a quotation from the story. 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 one they get the hang of them, students love working them—and they’re great spelling workouts!

* THE GRAPES OF WRATH: 10 Word Merge Puzzles—1 “Word” Becomes 2! Two-word phrases from the story are blended into one “word.” Students decipher the phrase. Harder than it sounds, but a good spelling workout!

* THE GRAPES OF WRATH: Synonym/Antonym Vocabulary Crossword—Unique! Students provide synonyms or antonyms for 27 challenging words from the story. Use either before to familiarize student with new words before reading or after students read the book.

* THE GRAPES OF WRATH: The Great Depression Word Search! Students locate 18 words or phrases that define the era.

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