NOTE: This puzzle is meant to be used before students read the book.
This crossword contains 50 challenging words from BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE. Either as a homework assignment or by allowing students to work in pairs with a thesaurus in class, it's a great way to prepare students for reading the book and understanding the story. Examples of clues:
* Downpour: ___ rainfall ANSWER: light
* Select: Specially ___ ANSWER: selected
* Apologize: Say you are ___ ANSWER: sorry
* Manufactured: ___-made ANSWER: machine
* Sensation ANSWER: feeling
FYI: I have narrowed the list of 50 words to 25 and included them on my BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE edition of Bookmarks Plus, which students can refer to for definitions as they read the story. See list below.
Also, to reinforce meaning even more, I have created a synonym/antonym crossword over the 25 words. See list below.
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• BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE: Prereading Vocab Crossword—50 words! Helps prepare students for reading the book! Use with the Because of Winn Dixie edition of Bookmarks Plus and the Because of Winn Dixie Synonym/Antonym Vocabulary Crossword to reinforce meanings of new words!
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