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44 Puzzle Package,O. Henry,Robert Louis Stevenson,John Steinbeck,Herman Melville

44 Puzzle Package,O. Henry,Robert Louis Stevenson,John Steinbeck,Herman Melville
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This offering is a package of 44 puzzles (106 pages including solutions) on classic novels and short stories that O. Henry, Robert Louis Stevenson, John Steinbeck and Herman Melville have written . . . which are taught in many, many of our schools today, from 7th grade to 12th grade. Hence, this package contains 44 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 William Sydney Porter collection is a set of 11 puzzles centered about 3 of O. Henry's classics and William Sydney Porter. ALL are intended to be "foot off the accelerator but still learn something" puzzles. There is one puzzle on O. Henry, the author, and blends a little mental math (Your students WILL be able to handle the math . . . it's addition and subtraction INTENDED to be done mentally.) with learning some facts about O. Henry the man. The three classics involved are The Gift of the Magi, The Ransom of Red Chief, and The Last Leaf. There is a short story search where the student will be asked to find 16 of O. Henry's more popular short stories. They can be done individually by both middle school and high school students and could easily be given as an assignment after a test or before a break. The crosswords on each of the stories are a little more challenging (They can be done by individuals in upper grades or as teams in the lower high school levels and middle school.) and might be implemented as a form of review after having studied/read the book. They do NOT cover every little nuance of the book, rather simply a nice overview that enables learning beyond the classroom. About ten, or so, clues in each puzzle deal with the book, and these have clues that are in bold face. There's also a vocabulary puzzle (matching) for some of the more difficult words in each of the three short stories. Finally there is a Noun Search for The Last Leaf, a Verb Search for The Gift of the Magi, and an Adjective Search for The Ransom of Red Chief.
The Robert Lois Stevenson collection is a set of 9 puzzles centered about 3 of Robert Louis Stevenson's classics and Robert Louis Stevenson. ALL are intended to be "foot off the accelerator but still learn something" puzzles. (a goal of ALL my puzzles.) There is one puzzle on Stevenson, the author, and blends a little mental math (Your students WILL be able to handle the math . . . it's adding numbers together mentally and an explanation IS given.) with learning some facts about Stevenson the man. The three classics involved are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The 3 word searches are nice puzzles to be give BEFORE starting to read/discuss the book. They can be done individually by both middle school and high school students and could easily be given as an assignment after a test or before a break. The crosswords are a little more challenging (They can be done by individuals in upper grades or as teams in the lower high school levels and middle school.) and might be implemented as a form of review after having studied/read the book. They do NOT cover every little nuance of the book, rather simply a nice overview that enables learning beyond the classroom. About ten, or so, clues in each puzzle deal with the book, and these have clues that are in bold face. Finally there is a matching vocabulary puzzle with 16 words from Kidnapped that might be unfamiliar to some of the readers . . . yet are still, for the most part, in use today.
The John Steinbeck collection is a 13 puzzle set of puzzles on John Steinbeck and four of his more popular books: The Long Valley, Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, and The Red Pony. Included is a math essay puzzle giving critical dates and numbers about John Steinbeck. 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 short story/character searches, 4 vocabulary puzzles, and 4 crosswords . . . one for each book and the above-mentioned puzzle on Steinbeck, himself. 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.
The Herman Melville collection is a set of 11 puzzles centered about 3 of Herman Melville's classics and Herman Melville. ALL are intended to be "foot off the accelerator but still learn something" puzzles. There is one puzzle on Melville, the author, and blends a little mental math (Your students WILL be able to handle the math . . . it's adding and subtracting numbers mentally and an explanation IS given.) with learning some facts about Melville the man. The three classics involved are Moby-Dick, Billy Budd, and Typee. The 3 word searches are nice puzzles to be give BEFORE starting to read/discuss the book. They can be done individually by both middle school and high school students and could easily be given as an assignment after a test or before a break. The crosswords are a little more challenging (They can be done by individuals in upper grades or as teams in the lower high school levels and middle school.) and might be implemented as a form of review after having studied/read the book. They do NOT cover every little nuance of the book, rather simply a nice overview that enables learning beyond the classroom. About ten, or so, clues in each puzzle deal with the book, and these have clues that are in bold face. Remember! The point of a crossword is to have a little fun/challenge while you are learning something. You are not supposed to know each answer right away upon glancing at the clue. It would be no fun if you did. You’d have LEARNED nothing. (This is a message that might be imparted to your students.) I try to phrase enough of the clues so that a student/person will know many of the answers immediately . . . the rest of the clues I want to challenge the doer a little bit. When they’ve learned something through being challenged they’ll appreciate their accomplishment, and the experience, a lot more. (I also include in my answers to the crosswords explanations for some of the more "uncommon" clues and answers.) There are also four vocabulary puzzles (2 from words in Moby-Dick; one each for Billy Budd and Typee) that give words from each of the works. Three of the puzzles have words that, for the most part, we still use a lot today . . . and the extra Moby-Dick puzzle has words that involve parts of a whaling ship.
Total Pages
106 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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