Dar and the Spear-Thrower Word Search and Crossword Puzzles

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The materials in this resource include 6 word search puzzles and 6 crossword puzzles. The clues for the word searches are the same vocabulary words used in the novel study product (see below for the link). The clues for the crossword puzzles are the definitions of those vocabulary words and students have to write the words as the answers. All the word searches and crossword puzzles have accompanying answer keys.

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* This resource is included in the complete Dar and the Spear-Thrower Novel Study product.

* These puzzles are the same ones that are available in the smaller Dar and the Spear Thrower Vocabulary Activities resource. You can find the vocabulary resource HERE.

About half the vocabulary words were selected by my students as words they wanted to learn when they were reading Dar and the Spear-Thrower. The remaining words are words that I thought were important and/or useful for students to know. There is a word search and corresponding crossword puzzle for every 3 or 4 chapters in the book, with 13 - 18 words per puzzle.

In addition, a table of contents and a short section for teachers with explanatory information are also provided in this resource.

You can use these word search and crossword puzzles as:

* Chapter extension activities in class

* Homework

* Challenges for early finishers

* Just for fun

No matter how you decide to use them, your students will enjoy solving these puzzles as they read this wonderful story of a Cro-Magnon boy growing up in Ice Age France.


What you get in this product:

★ A table of contents and Notes to the Teacher page with explanatory information (1 page)

★ 6 word search puzzles with answer keys (12 pages)

★ 6 crossword puzzles with answer keys (12 pages)


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