The Old Man and the Sea: Magic Squares

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Review the vocabulary from Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea with a magic squares activity. To find the magic number, readers match the numbers on a grid with the words and definitions from the novel.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a homework packet during your novel unit
  • Have class members work on the activity as a warm-up activity, either individually or in pairs
Classroom Considerations

  • The plan, crafted by a teacher candidate, includes a rationale for the activity
Pros

  • Good way to combine math and language arts into one activity
  • A fun, stand-alone assignment that will keep readers engaged in the novel unit
Cons

  • Comes with an example of the magic squares and a key, but no template for the worksheet 
Common Core