Matching Squares / Magic Squares Template for Students - English - Students get double vocabulary practice with this puzzle because they first create it and then they solve it! For any unit, you can choose the words for them to use or let each individual student decide which words or phrases warrant more practice. Students write 18 different words / phrases on each line and related words / phrases directly across from them on the other side of the line. Creating the puzzle can be done as a class activity or a homework assignment. Assembling the puzzles in class can be done individually or with partners. Students love to compete to see who can complete the puzzle first! A small prize or a point of extra credit for the top 3 finishers is great incentive to complete the puzzle!
1. 16 square puzzle template plus numbered blanks for students to write the words or phrases that will be included in the puzzle. Students can include up to 18 different words / phrases on the blanks.
2. Instruction page that can be projected in class.
3. Completed puzzle sample so students can see what the finished product should look like.
This is a great back to school review assignment, it works well all year long as new vocabulary is introduced and it's a great activity for a substitute lesson plan.
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Matching Squares / Magic Squares Template for Students - English
by Sue Summers
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