Digital and Printable Flag Day Word Search & Crossword Puzzles

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4th - 8th
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Help your students learn about Flag Day and the American flag with the 3 word search puzzles and 1 crossword puzzle in this Flag Day holiday resource. All the puzzles, which are available in both print and digital versions, use 20 words and phrases related to this patriotic holiday. Please see below for a list of the terms.

✓ Please note:

★ A Boom Learning℠ resource with the same Flag Day Day vocabulary words is available HERE.

★ This resource is also available in a money-saving bundle that includes 4 other word search & crossword puzzle resources about American holidays. You can find the bundle HERE.

★ You can also find this resource in a larger money-saving bundle with puzzles for 18 more American holidays; it’s available HERE.

Resource at a Glance:

What will students learn?

* 20 vocabulary words about Flag Day.

Who is it for?

* All students, including English Language Learners who do not know what Flag Day is.

How does it help teachers?

* Use it to introduce lessons about the holiday.

* Puzzles can be used with early finishers, in a center, as a filler if you have extra time left in a period, and for homework.

* Printable and digital versions enable it to be used both when teaching in-person classes and remotely.

* The digital version gives students practice with some technology skills.


What you get in this 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, 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 slide)

More Info:

The word searches are available at 3 levels of difficulty, based on the direction the words are written in the puzzle, so they can meet the needs of all your students, including English Language Learners. There is a word bank for the crossword puzzle for students who need additional support. Answer keys are provided for all the Flag Day puzzles.

In the print version of this Flag Day resource, the PDF file includes teacher notes, instructions for accessing the online materials, instructions for completing the puzzles as well as all the word searches and the crossword puzzle with their answer keys and word bank.

In the digital version, the Google Drive™ materials include directions for doing the Flag Day puzzles, the actual word search puzzles and the crossword puzzle, the word bank, and the answer keys for the puzzles.

The terms used in the puzzles are: Allegiance, Banner, Betsy Ross, Blue, Ceremony, Colonies, Display, Flag, Freedom, June, Old Glory, Patriotism, Pledge, Pole, Red, Salute, Stars, Stripes, Symbol, White.

Here are some suggestions for using this holiday resource:

★ For words that may be new, you can have your students 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.

★ Extend your students’ learning by having them record their sentences or stories online, for speaking and technology practice.

★ Have students research how the design of the American flag has changed over the centuries and then write phrases or sentences, a composition, or an essay about it, depending on their level of language proficiency.

★ Ask students to choose a country and draw its flag, research what the design means, and then orally describe the flag to the whole class or a small group.

You can use this 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.

This resource will surely help your students learn more about Flag Day!


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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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