NOTE: This puzzle is meant to be used before students read the book.
This crossword contains 50 challenging words from MISSING MAY. Either as a homework assignment or by allowing students to work in pairs with a thesaurus in class, it's a great way to prepare students for reading the book and understanding the story. Examples of clues:
* Consolation ANSWER: comfort
* Coveting ANSWER: wanting
* Adrift: without ___ ANSWER: purpose
* Solitary ANSWER: single
* Combustion ANSWER: burning
* Paradise: the ___ place ANSWER: perfect
* Exhilarated ANSWER: thrilled
FYI: I have narrowed the list of 50 words to 25 and included them on my MISSING MAY edition of Bookmarks Plus, which students can refer to for definitions as they read the story. See list of products below.
Also, to reinforce meaning even more, I have created a synonym/antonym crossword over the 25 words. See list of products below.
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* Bookmarks Plus: MISSING MAY--A Handy Little Reading Aid!
Helps students keep track of main characters and provides definitions for new words—and so much more! A lot of helpful information at students’ fingertips! Students and teachers alike are delighted with these handy reading aids!
* MISSING MAY: Syn./Ant. Vocab Crossword--Words match Bookmarks Plus!
Use with Bookmarks Plus and the 50-word Prereading Vocabulary Crossword to reinforce meanings of new words! A unique crossword!
* MISSING MAY: Prereading Crossword--50 words! Pair with Bookmarks Plus!
Helps prepare students for reading the book! Use with the Missing May edition of Bookmarks Plus and the Missing May Synonym/Antonym Vocabulary Crossword to reinforce meanings of new words!
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