Vocabulary puzzle based on the novel by Blue Balliett.
Although students see this as a fun activity, it is an active learning task. It helps students with the important vocabulary, in terms of both spelling and meaning. Use this to pre-teach or check comprehension of key words, with early finishers, as an assignment or homework, or in class on a day when you have nothing else prepared. It's great to fill a gap!
There are 32 words/clues in the puzzle. Words included are anonymous, art, bizarre, canvas, code, coincidence, credulity, crime, dilemma, exhibition, expert, giveaway, intrigue, mission, museum, mysterious, patient, pattern, pentomino, premise, puzzle, quill, reclusive, rescue, ruthless, scholar, secret, sinister, superstition, suspect, uproar, and widow.
A word bank is supplied to support students. You could make the puzzle a lot more challenging by redacting this.
The solution is included. The preview file is the solution grid.