These fun crosswords puzzles can be used to teach, re-teach , practice, or assess vocabulary in the fifth grade Journeys reading units 1 though 6. Each unit contains a crossword puzzle, an answer key, and word bank for each story in each unit- see the units and stories listed below. We have used these puzzles to challenge students, to enrich and engage learning, and as a center or centers with teacher or parent helpers to teach and provide practice for reading vocabulary and definitions. This important vocabulary development skill is a critical piece of education to support and align with the Common Core Standards for Language Arts under Language: Conventions, effective use and vocabulary, understanding words and their relationships, and acquisitions of new vocabulary.
Included in this packet are the following stories and their corresponding crossword puzzles, answer sheets, and word banks:
Unit 1 – School Spirit!: “A Package for Mrs. Jewls”, “Ultimate Field Trip 5: Blasting Off to Space Academy”, “Off and Running”, “Double Dutch: A Celebration of Jump Rope, Rhyme, and Sisterhood”, “Elisa’s Diary”
Unit 2 – Wild Encounters: “Interrupted Journey: Saving Endangered Sea Turtles”, “Old Yeller”, “Everglades Forever: Restoring America’s Great Wetland”, “ Storm Warriors”, “Cougars”
Unit 3 - Revolution!: “Dangerous Crossing”, “Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George?”, “They Called Her Molly Pitcher”, “James Forten”, “We Were There, Too!”
Unit 4 – What’s Your Story?: “Lunch Money”, “LAFFF”, “The Dog Newspaper”, “ Darnell Rock Reporting”, “Don Quixote and the Windmills”
Unit 5 – Under Western Skies: “Tucket’s Travels”, “The Birchbark House”, “Vaqueros: America’s First Cowboys”, “ Rachel’s Journey”, “Lewis and Clark”
Unit 6- Journey to Discovery: “Skywoman’s Rescue ”, “Mysteries at Cliff Palace”, “Fossils: A Peek Into the Past”, “Fossil Fish Found!”, “Journey to Cuzco”
These worksheets are also included within our Journeys Unit Products.
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