NOTE: This puzzle is meant to be used before students read the book.
This crossword contains 50 challenging words from BLESS ME, ULTIMA. 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 note that students will benefit from the use of a thesaurus rather than a dictionary.
Examples of clues:
* Cohorts (n.) ANSWER: partners
* Exorcise (v.) ANSWER: expel
* Pungent (adj.) ANSWER: strong
* Glint (n.) ANSWER: flash
* Melee (n.) ANSWER: uproar
FYI: This puzzle includes the 25 Words to Know from BLESS ME, ULTIMA 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 list below.
Also, to reinforce meaning even more, I have created a BLESS ME, ULTIMA synonym/antonym crossword over the same 25 words. See list below.
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Bookmarks Plus: BLESS ME, ULTIMA edition—A Handy Little Reading Aid!
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BLESS ME, ULTIMA: 50-word Prereading Vocabulary Crossword—Helps prepare students for reading the book. Use with the Bless Me Ultima edition of Bookmarks Plus and the Bless Me Ultima Synonym/Antonym Vocabulary Crossword to reinforce meanings of new words!
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