Digital and Printable Christmas & Hanukkah Word Search & Crossword Puzzles

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Want a fun way to teach Christmas and Hanukkah vocabulary words? Try these Digital and Print holiday word search and crossword puzzles! This resource includes 3 differentiated word searches and 1 crossword puzzle with a word bank. All 4 puzzles use 10 words about Christmas and 10 words about Hanukkah. Please see below for a list of the words.

✓ Please note:

* A Boom Learning℠ resource with the same Christmas and Hanukkah vocabulary words can be found HERE.

* This resource is included in a money-saving bundle of October, November, and December holiday word search and crossword puzzles, which you can find HERE.

* This resource is also included in a money-saving bundle of holiday word search and crossword puzzles for the whole year; it's available HERE.

Resource at a Glance:

What will students learn?

20 Christmas and Hanukkah vocabulary words related to the holidays.

Who is it for?

All students but especially English Language Learners who are not familiar with the holiday.

How does it help teachers?

* Use it to introduce lessons about Christmas and/or Hanukkah or to extend learning after teaching about the Hanukkah and/or Christmas.

* Puzzles can be used for homework, in centers, as fillers, and for early finishers.

* Printable and Digital versions mean it can be used both with in-person classes and distance teaching.

* The Digital version lets students practice some technology skills.

More Information:

The Christmas and Hanukkah word searches have 3 levels of difficulty which are based on the direction the words are written in the puzzle, to meet the needs of all your students, including English Language Learners. Answer keys are included for all the puzzles. There is a word bank for the crossword puzzle for students who need additional support.

The words used in these holiday word search and crossword puzzles are: Applesauce, Candles, Carols, Chanukah, Christmas, Dreidel, Elves, Gelt, Gifts, Ham, Latkes, Light, Maccabees, Menorah, Mistletoe, Oil, Reindeer, Santa Claus, Stocking, Tree.

The PDF file includes background information for teachers, instructions on how to access the online materials, directions for completing the puzzles, plus all the word searches and the crossword puzzle with their answer keys and word bank. The Google Drive™ materials include instructions for using the materials, the word search puzzles and the crossword puzzle, the word bank, and the answer keys for the puzzles.

Some ways to use the Christmas and Hanukkah vocabulary words in this resource:

* For words that may be new to your students, you can have them find their definitions and use those words in sentences.

* Students can also draw pictures that illustrate the words to show their understanding.

* More proficient students can write paragraphs or stories that include some of the words.

* Another way to extend your students’ learning is to have them record their sentences or stories online for speaking and technology practice.

You can use this holiday word search and crossword puzzle resource remotely in 2 ways:

a) When teaching synchronously or asynchronously online, use the Google Drive version.

b) For students to do on their own: Photocopy the puzzle(s) you want your students to do and the appropriate answer key (if you want students to correct their work themselves) and email/send the material home. Alternatively, if students have printers, email the puzzle(s) to them and tell them to print the work out themselves. Tell students what to do and have them email/send you their work when they’ve completed the puzzle(s). Use the rubric to correct the work if you prefer doing that yourself.

Help your students enjoy the spirit of Christmas and Hanukkah with this holiday puzzles resource!

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What you get in this Christmas and Hanukkah word search and crossword puzzles product:

In the PDF file:

★ A list of materials in the PDF and Google Drive™ files (1 page)

Notes to the Teacher (explanatory information for teachers) (1 page)

★ Instructions for accessing the Google Drive™ materials (1 page)

★ Instructions for doing the online versions of the puzzles (4 pages)

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

★ Word bank for the crossword puzzle (1 page)

★ 1 crossword puzzle with answer key (2 pages)

★ Copyright, related products, social media, and credits information (1 page)

★ Cover page (1 page)

In the Google Drive™ materials:

★ Instructions for doing the online versions of the puzzles (4 slides)

★ 3 word search puzzles with answer keys (6 slides)

★ Word bank for the crossword puzzle (1 slide)

★ 1 crossword puzzle with answer key (2 slides)

★ Cover page (1 page)

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Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

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