Literary Terms Review Crossword Puzzle For ELA 9 - 12th Grades

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Apples for Literature
Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Homeschool
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  • Activity
10 pages
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Apples for Literature
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"Allegory, Alliteration, Allusion, Anaphora..." And More! This activity is an awesome way to reinforce Literary Terms with your ELA students. Suitable as a take-home or classroom activity. Includes two puzzle challenges - standard & advanced.

The standard difficulty level includes 35 problem questions; the advanced level includes 86 problem questions! See sample problems below or click the preview for a close up! The puzzles are provided in two formats - plain white background and graphic background. And of course answer keys are included!

Sample Problems:

[Standard Challenge Level] "23 - Giving human-like qualities to non-humans"

[Advanced Challenge Level] "14 - A type of repetition; the use of corresponding grammatical or syntactical forms"

Suggested Uses:

Partnered or individual

Take home or in-classroom

9th - 12th grades (two difficulty levels)

What's Included:

Six-page PDF format, printable in b&w, grayscale, and color

Standard-difficulty crossword puzzle, 35 problems, 23 literary terms

Advanced-difficulty crossword puzzle, 86 problems, 47 literary terms

With and without graphic background

Word banks

Teacher answer keys

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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