NOTE: This puzzle is meant to be used after students have read the book. Also, because the answers to most of the clues consist of one word, students will benefit from the use of a thesaurus rather than a dictionary.
Students solve this crossword by providing synonyms and antonyms for 25 vocabulary words from GREAT EXPECATIONS. Each clue contains a vocabulary word and the sentence in which it appears in the book. Students must provide either a synonym or an antonym for the challenging word.
Examples of clues:
* When my ablutions were completed, I was put into clean linen of the stiffest character, like a young PENITENT into sackcloth… (syn.) ANSWER: criminal
* There being still no answer, I went out at the door, IRRESOLUTE what to do. (ant.) ANSWER: certain
* As there seemed to be a TACIT understanding that the Aged was not in a presentable state…I made a pretence of being in complete ignorance.... (syn.) ANSWER: unspoken
* On the day before it, I received an official note from Wemmick, informing me that Mr. Jaggers would be glad if I would call upon him at five in the afternoon of the AUSPICIOUS day. (ant.) ANSWER: dreaded
More challenging—and fun!—than a typical vocabulary crossword!
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
The 25 words in this puzzle are also listed and defined on the GREAT EXPECTATIONS edition of Bookmarks Plus. Please see below.
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