The City of Ember
Chapter 7 A Message Full of Holes
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Interactive Word Games
These tools help solve popular word puzzles.
Codes for Cubs and Scouts
This collection is ordered from "Beginner" codes, which Cubs can easily handle, then "Substitution" codes which are easy codes for Scouts, and then a few tougher puzzles...
Decoding Nazi Secrets
Morse Code Translator
Send a Secret Message
Activity - Canned Fruits
Read this excerpt from Chapter 7 - page 101.
"Every room had something different," Granny told Lina. "Boxes of toothpaste in one room. Bottles of cooking oil. Bars of soap. Boxes of pills - there were twenty rooms just for vitamin pills. One room was stacked with hundreds of cans of fruit. There was something called pineapple, I remember that one especially."
"What was pineapple?" asked Lina.
"It was yellow and sweet," said Granny with a dreamy look in her eyes. "I had it four times before we ran out of it."
Have students discuss their favorite canned fruits. Imagine not having fruit. Have students tally the class's favorite canned fruits and make a bar graph with their findings.
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