## Valentine's Cryptogram #01

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 Valentine's Cryptogram #01 For Google Apps

Famous quotations for Valentine's Day. Here is a challenging cryptogram for Valentine's Day. Available as puzzle to print and Google Slides™ to activate students' problem solving strategies and vocabulary building skills. Three cryptogram quotes are from a different famous person. The author's name is included at the end of each quote.

Use cryptic puzzles in multiple classrooms:
-homeschooling environments
-independent and differentiated classrooms
-distance, combined remote learning and in-person classes, in-person classrooms
-tutoring

Cryptogram puzzle supports:
-early finishers
-challenging literacy activities
-improved working memory skills
-critical thinking skills engagement
-problem solving strategies development
-Substitute Teacher's toolkit

To complete the printable version:
-review the encrypted clues to try to determine letter patterns, commonly known words related to Valentine's Day
-decode the encrypted words to reveal the correct answer
-record the letter substitutions in the table at the top of the page
-continue to decode the cryptogram to solve the puzzle

To complete the Google Slides™version:
-use the link to copy the file to your computer
-review the encrypted clues to try to determine letter patterns, commonly known words related to Valentine's Day
-decode the encrypted words to reveal the correct answer
-use the text tool to record the letter substitutions in the table at the top of the page
-use the text tool to record the correct letters above each encoded letter in the puzzle
-continue to decode the cryptogram to solve the puzzle

SPECIAL HINTS for solving cryptograms:
-when reviewing the sequence of letters for the quote, try to 'hear' words and infer from the letter patterns what the words might be (e.g. use of the words love, wish, happy, the, you)
-look for single letters which would imply either the letter A, or the letter I
-watch for an apostrophe in a word (e.g. BYJFJ'E), which could imply letters, t or s
-look at the frequency of certain letter or word combinations in the cryptogram (e.g. BYJO, WFJ, E) and relate that to knowledge of letter frequency, letter combinations