This product includes highly engaging Easter-themed word work your emergent and beginning literacy learners will enjoy! There are ten simple crossword puzzles with easily identifiable picture clues-five using short vowel words and five that have long vowel words. Students complete the cross word puzzle at a literacy center by placing Easter egg "tiles" labeled with letters in the correct spaces. After completing the puzzle, students record their answers on your choice of four optional recording sheets:
1. a colorful Easter themed page with a space to write the answers given in the crossword AND then use those words in a 'fill in the blank" sentence in order to practice using the words in connected text context.
2. an ink-saving blackline master with the same content as # 1
3. a colorful page with Easter graphics with lined spaces to make a list of the crossword answer words (no sentences- a differentiated option for those students who have not internalized much sight vocabulary or are just beginning to develop independent reading strategies)
4. an ink-saving blackline master with the same space for the words, but fewer graphics
For each of the ten center activities you receive the crossword puzzle template and a page of colorful Easter eggs with all of the letters you need to complete that particular puzzle, as well as a set of "extra" letters you may wish to combine in order to provide more challenging work for more advanced readers. I added these Easter egg pages as a 'time saver" so you do not have to sort letters from a "generic" pool of alphabet letters each time you change the center.
There is also an answer key included for the actual puzzles as well as the lists and "fill in the blank" sentences.
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rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/">Easter Short & Long Vowel Crossword Puzzle Literacy Center Word Work
by Amy Bratsos
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