This puzzle is a fun method of ensuring that students are familiar with the more difficult vocabulary words from Chapters 1 - 3 of the novel by Roald Dahl.
There are 34 clues in the crossword. Words in the puzzle are.. bald, bony, brute, cellar, clump, crouch, cruel, crystals, dainty, desolate, flabby, ghastly, gizzard, hag, hideous, hobble, jiffy, lean, luminous, mildew, mischief, musty, nuisance, ocean, ooze, overwhelmed, paddle, peculiar, radiant, ramshackle, rim, stale, whiskers and wistful.
Although students often see the puzzle format as a fun task, it is an active learning activity. It helps students with spelling and comprehension of new words.
This is the type of activity that you could use as a filler on an occasion when you have nothing else planned.
A word bank is supplied to support students.
The solution is printed on the second page. Download the preview file to see the solution and the grid.