Active learning vocabulary task based on the novel by James Joyce. The puzzle contains 38 words. Some are important words from the text. Others are words with which students should be familiar for discussion and analysis of the text.
Words are .. absolution, adventure, aesthetics, artificer, brothel, Catholic, clergy, confess, confession, Dedalus, devout, expel, fervent, flog, governess, heresy, hero, infirmary, journal, lecture, merciful, Nationalist, patriotic, penitence, petition, pious, politics, preoccupation, prostitute, Protestant, rector, repentance, retreat, scepticism, sermon, sin, squalid, and worship.
Although students often see the puzzle format as a fun task, this is deceptive. It is an active learning activity that gets them thinking about words.
A word bank is supplied to support students. You could redact this to make the puzzle more challenging.
The solution is included. Download the preview file to see the grid and the solution.