I created this puzzle to aid my students in studying the main points we discussed in class the lecture. I used it as an elected homework assignment. This means I put it on google classroom and they can choose to or not to complete this assignment. If they successfully complete it, they get 5 bonus points. Students love puzzles so this is a great activity to most of them.
This is the first year I have implemented this as an intervention to remediate and improve student success. To my surprise, this is working out well. Allowing kids to choose an extra assignment reinforces concepts covered and also differentiates student learning since it is another format with the same information. They seem to like that they have some say so over what happens and also the ability to redeem themselves on something that they may have either rushed through or blown off.
I used this with a 9-12 Environmental Science class. I teach all grades and ability levels in the same classroom. All of my items are able to be tweaked and adjusted to meet your needs so it is in word and editable.