NOTE: This puzzle is meant to be used before students read the book.
This crossword contains 50 challenging words from CATHERINE CALLED BIRDY. 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:
* Pondering (v.) ANSWER: thinking
* Morsel: A tiny bit of ___ (n.) ANSWER: food
* Conspire: To plan ___ (adv.) ANSWER: secretly
* Feigning (v.) ANSWER: pretending
* Abominable (adj.) ANSWER: horrible
* Aspire: To ___ to do or be something (v.) ANSWER: hope
FYI: This puzzle includes the 25 Words to Know from CATHERINE CALLED BIRDY 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 synonym/antonym crossword over the same 25 words. See list below.
USE ALL THREE PRODUCTS TO REINFORCE MEANING!
Here's a list of my unique products over CATHERINE CALLED BIRDY. The crosswords are perfect activities for early test finishers, between lessons, extra credit, or at the end of the day! View all of them in my store!
* Bookmarks Plus: CATHERINE CALLED BIRDY
Helps students keep track of characters and provides definitions for new words—and so much more! Students and teachers alike are delighted with these handy reading aids!
* CATHERINE CALLED BIRDY Synonym/Antonym Crossword Puzzle—Includes the sentences from the book!
Use with Bookmarks Plus and the 50-word Prereading Vocabulary Crossword to reinforce meanings of new words! A unique crossword!
* CATHERINE CALLED BIRDY 50-word Prereading Crossword Puzzle—Helps prepare students for reading the book!
Helps prepare students for reading the book! Use with the Catherine Called Birdy edition of Bookmarks Plus and the Catherine Called Birdy synonym/Antonym Vocabulary Crossword to reinforce meanings of new words!
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