This is a member of about 55 other activity templates that are based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory. This template uses the following multiple intelligences: linguistic, interpersonal or intrapersonal. This template was designed as a mixed ability level cooperative learning activity for middle school but if you want the students to work individually, you can delete step one which states the student roles.
It starts off like all of the others in the series with students choosing roles: writer, reader, taskmaster and timekeeper. It then reminds the students to read the rubric. It explains the process of how to make a crossword puzzle and clues. The teacher must input the content they want their students to work with. It provides a template for them to use to make the crossword puzzle. It them reminds the students to revise their product. Each step has appropriate time limits to help keep the students on task and move along. There is a rubric to help you grade.
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Choose four of these templates and allow your students to choose the one they want to do in order to differentiate instruction and increase interest.
You can also tweak them to fit perfectly to your content as well as how you want it to be done because it is a Word document.
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Crossword Puzzle Activity Template and Rubric
by Kasha Mastrodomenico
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