The Giver: Magic Squares

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Combine math and vocabulary in a fun activity based on Lois Lowry's The Giver. Before kids begin the book, they look up the definitions of 16 vocabulary words and complete a puzzle that will give them the same number.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign for homework and see how many kids come to class with the same magic number
  • Have kids complete the definitions part of the lesson in a language arts center, and then work on finding the magic number in a math activity
  • Prompt kids to find the vocabulary words as they appear in the text, noting the context and how it helps to reinforce the word's meaning
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity is a little complicated for some learners
Pros

  • Provides an answer key and lesson rationale
  • A great warm-up or homework exercise
Cons

  • None
Common Core