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Word-zles

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Subjects

  • Language Arts
  • Visual Arts

Grade

  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
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Brief Description

Students solve a series of word puzzles, or "word-zles"! You know the word puzzles we're talking about. Here are a few examples:

DEATH LIFE = life after death

DICE DICE = paradise (pair of dice)

MAN BOARD = man overboard (man over board)

WEAR LONG = long underwear (long under wear)

Objectives

Students work alone or in groups to solve a series of word puzzles.

Keywords

puzzle, word problem

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

Word-zles work sheets, pens or pencils

Lesson Plan

Ask students to solve the word puzzles on the Word-zles work sheet. Extension: Make up more work sheets using puzzles at these resources:

Assessment

Ask students to share their responses.
ANSWER KEY: 1. life after death, 2. paradise, 3. double cross, 4. long underwear, 5. split level, 6. man overboard, 7. excuse me, 8. I understand, 9. space program, 10. pizza with everything on it.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Gary Hopkins

National Standards

Language Arts:
NL-ENG.K-12.6

Visual Arts:
NA-VA.K-4.6
NA-VA.5-8.6
NA-VA.9-12.6

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