NOTE: This puzzle is meant to be used before students read the book. Also note that since most of the answers are only one word, students will benefit from the use of a thesaurus rather than a dictionary.
This crossword contains 50 challenging words from DICEY'S SONG. 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.
Examples of clues:
* Precision (n.)
* Muted (adj.)
* Foreboding: A bad feeling about the ___ (n.)
* Recommence (___ again v.)
* Charisma (n.)
FYI: This puzzle includes the 25 Words to Know from DICEY'S SONG 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. Please see list below.
Also, to reinforce meaning even more, I have created a synonym/antonym crossword over the same 25 words. Please see list below.
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