NOTE: This puzzle is meant to be used before students read the book.
This crossword contains 50 challenging words from A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY. 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 definition. Also, students will benefit from the use of a thesaurus rather than a dictionary.
Examples of clues:
Prurient (adj.) ANSWER: lustful
Prolific (adj.) ANSWER: productive
Provincialism: ___mindedness (adj.) ANSWER: narrow
Adherents (n.) ANSWER: supporters
Fussbudget (n.) ANSWER: worrier
Terra firma (n.) ANSWER: earth
FYI: This puzzle includes the 25 Words to Know from FREAK THE MIGHTY edition of Bookmarks Plus, which students can refer to for definitions as they read the story as well as a list of main characters, author information, and more. See product list below.
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