Shizuko’s Daughter: Magic Square

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Vocabulary really adds up with magic squares! Using words from Shizuko's Daughter by Kyoko Mori, kids line up words and definitions to come up with the same sum across and down the square.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • A great warm-up activity or homework assignment
  • Have kids design their own magic squares with different words from the novel, or from another vocabulary list
Pros

  • A fun way to combine math and language arts
  • Provides an answer key, student version, and teacher instructions
Cons

  • None