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Word Wizards: Students Making Words

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Word Wizards: Students Making Words

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Minilesson
Estimated Time 30 minutes per session
Lesson Author

Rebecca L. Olness

Black Diamond, Washington


International Literacy Association


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Calendar Activities



Grades   K – 2  |  Student Interactive  |  Learning About Language

Word Wizard

Word Wizard uses themes from four popular U.S. children's books to create word puzzles that students solve by unscrambling letters and considering related clues.


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Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 31

J.K. Rowling and her Harry Potter celebrate birthdays today.

Students are encouraged to think about why people challenge Harry Potter books, do a Web Quest that allows them to research the issue, and decide whether the books should be banned from the public library.


Grades   3 – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 25

Children's book author Eric Carle was born on this day in 1929.

After reading one of Eric Carle's books, students create a torn paper collage or a word collage.


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