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This offering is a package of 40 puzzles (95 pages including solutions) on classic novels and short stories that Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain have written . . . which are taught in many, many of our schools today, from 7th grade to 12th grade. Hence, this package contains 40 puzzles that can be used by English teachers from seventh grade to 12th grade in almost all of our school systems. The price of the package is a huge savings over the price that the individual “mini-packages” are sold for on another one of our Value Added Publishing sites on Teachers Pay Teachers.
The Poe collection is a 25 puzzle set of puzzles on Edgar Allan Poe and eight of his more popular works: The Cask of Amontillado, The Purloined Letter, The Raven, The Black Cat, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of the Red Death, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Pit and the Pendulum. Included is a math essay puzzle giving critical dates and numbers about Edgar Allan Poe. The math is NOT hard. I'd like for it to be done mentally . . . and seventh graders should be able to handle it easily, the 12th graders should get some mental practice/review. Essentially there are eight word searches (that search for nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives that Poe used in each of the works listed above . . . 2 that search for nouns, 2 that search for verbs, 2 for adverbs, 2 for adjectives . . . I DO give brief definitions of the words that I'm having the puzzle-doer search for); 8 vocabulary puzzles one for each work; and 8 crosswords, one for each work. With the crosswords older students should be able to complete the puzzles on their own (though they WILL think) and younger students might be best working in groups or even as a class. Remember! The point of a crossword is not to get each answer easily. You would learn nothing. I HAVE given enough easier clues such that when combined with the theme clues students should be just fine. Also I HAVE given explanations to some of the more "interesting" answers on my solution page.
The Twain package is a 15 puzzle set of puzzles on Mark Twain, two of his more popular books - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; two of his short stories The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County; and one of his essays - Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses. Included is a math essay puzzle giving critical dates and numbers about Clemens/Twain. The math is NOT hard. I'd like for it to be done mentally . . . and seventh graders should be able to handle it easily, the 12th graders should get some mental practice/review. Essentially there are four word/character searches, 5 vocabulary puzzles, and 5 crosswords . . . one for each book/short story/essay. With the crosswords older students should be able to complete the puzzles on their own (though they WILL think) and younger students might be best working in groups or as a class.
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Lifelong Tool

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