NOTE: This puzzle is meant to be used before students read the book. Also, since most answers consist of one word, students benefit from the use of a thesaurus rather than a dictionary.
This crossword contains 50 challenging words from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Either as a homework assignment or as an opportunity for students to work in pairs with a thesaurus in class, it's a great way to prepare students for reading the book and, thus, understanding the story. Note that the parts of speech are included to aid students in finding the exact answer.
Examples of clues:
* Wanton: ___ person (n.) ANSWER: shameless
* Knavish: Not to be ___ (adj.) ANSWER: trusted
* Discourse (n.) ANSWER: conversation
* Valor (n.) ANSWER: bravery
* Revelling (reveling; n.) ANSWER: celebration
FYI: This puzzle includes the 25 Words to Know from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM edition of BOOKMARKS PLUS, which students can refer to for definitions as they read the play as well as a list of main characters, author information, and more. See list below.
Also, to reinforce meaning even more, I have created a A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM synonym/antonym crossword over the same 25 words. A great way to test students’ understanding of synonyms and antonyms! Clues include the sentences from the play! See list below.
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* Bookmarks Plus: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM—A Very Handy Reading Aid! Helps students keep track of main characters and provides definitions for new words—and so much more! A lot of helpful information at students’ fingertips! Students and teachers alike are delighted with these handy reading aids!
* A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: 10 Quotefalls—A Great Spelling Workout! Each quotefall is a quotation from the play. Students form individual words of the quotation by transferring letters from above the double line of the puzzle grid to squares in the columns directly below. Quotefalls can be challenging, but students love working them—and they’re great spelling workouts!
* A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: Character Word Search with Hidden Message! 21 names of characters with the hidden message “My heart is true as steel.”
* A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: 50-word Prereading Crossword—Familiarizes students with the play ahead of time! Use with the A Midsummer Night’s Dream edition of Bookmarks Plus and the A Midsummer Night’s Dream Synonym/Antonym Vocabulary Crossword to reinforce meanings of new words!
* A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: Synonym/Antonym Vocabulary Crossword—Challenging! Use with Bookmarks Plus and the 50-word Prereading Vocabulary Crossword to reinforce meanings of new words! A unique crossword!
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