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  Word and Letter Play

Cracking the Code

After school on Monday, Jody found this note in code taped to her locker.

Yg ctg jcxkpi c uwtrtkug rctva hqt Ou. Dtqyp.

At first, she couldn?t figure it out. Then someone whispered in her ear, ?M stands for K.? Just that one clue helped Jody crack the code. Can you crack the code, too? How?

A The message reads, ?We are having a surprise party for Ms. Brown.? M stands for K tells you that the alphabet has shifted two letters.

STRATEGY: Write the alphabet in a row, with a second alphabet below it, starting with a below c. When you get to x in the second row, go to the a in the top row and write y below it and z below b.