NOTE: This puzzle is meant to be used before students read the book. Also, since most answers consist of one word, students benefit from the use of a thesaurus rather than a dictionary.
This crossword contains 50 challenging words from CRYPTID HUNTERS. 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 answer.
Examples of clues:
* Revelations: Things made ___ (n.) ANSWER: known
* Verified: Checked for ___ (v.) ANSWER: truth
* Canopy (n.) ANSWER: treetops
* Duped (v.) ANSWER: tricked
* Gash (n.) ANSWER: cut
* Benefactor (n.) ANSWER: supporter
FYI: This puzzle includes the 25 Words to Know from the CRYPTID HUNTERS 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 product list below.
Also, to reinforce meaning even more, I have created a CRYPTID HUNTERS synonym/antonym crossword over the same 25 words. A great way to test students’ understanding of synonyms and antonyms! Clues include the sentences from the book! See product list below.
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Here's a list of my unique products over CRYPTID HUNTERS. 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: CRYPTID HUNTERS--A Very Handy Little Reading Aid!
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!
• CRYPTID HUNTERS: 50-word Prereading Crossword—Familiarizes students with new words beforehand!
Helps prepare students for reading the book! Use with the Cryptid Hunters edition of Bookmarks Plus and the Cryptid Hunters synonym/Antonym Vocabulary Crossword to reinforce meanings of new words!
• CRYPTID HUNTERS: Synonym/Antonym Crossword--Use with Bookmarks Plus!
Use with Bookmarks Plus and the 25-word Prereading Vocabulary Crossword to reinforce meanings of new words! A unique crossword!
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