5 puzzle package,Moby Dick,Herman Melville,Vocabulary,Crossword,Word Search

5 puzzle package,Moby Dick,Herman Melville,Vocabulary,Crossword,Word Search
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This offering is a five puzzle package of puzzles involving Herman Melville and one of his books, Moby-Dick. Included are a "math essay" on general knowledge about Melville in which addition and subtraction are used to come up with the appropriate dates and numbers. (The arithmetic is NOT hard, just good to learn/know.) There is a word search on finding the 13 major characters in Moby-Dick that will make a nice introduction to reading the book. There's a crossword puzzle that would provide a nice look back at Moby-Dick. The clues on Moby-Dick are not deep at all, but the puzzle WILL be enough to force some thinking. My solution page also explains some of my more "uncommon" answers. For younger students/puzzle-doers it might be best to work the puzzle in pairs or groups. It's intended to generate a challenge while providing some fun. Learning some new vocabulary is always a goal of mine in my crosswords. 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. The other two puzzles are vocabulary matching puzzles that "cover" about three dozen of some of the more difficult words in Moby-Dick. One puzzle deals with whaling ship terminology . . . the other with words that are nice to know even today.
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13 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 hours
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