30 word puzzle. This is a fun method of ensuring that students are familiar with difficult, unusual, or key words from Act 1 of the play by William Shakespeare.
Words in the puzzle are.. beseech, charms, counsel, cuckold, elope, enchant, exotic, Florentine, galley, griefs, gullible, hate, Janus, jealousy, kinsmen, knavery, lieutenant, malevolent, mandate, Moor, open, Ottomites, potent, prattle, preferment, prejudice, racism, Signiory, tupping, and visage.
Although students often see the puzzle format as a fun task, it is an active learning activity. This task reinforces words (and their meanings) with which students should be familiar for discussion and analysis of Act 1.
This is the type of activity that you could use with early finishers, or give to a sub teacher, or use as a filler on a day when you have nothing else prepared.
A word bank is supplied to support students. You could redact this to make the puzzle more challenging.
The solution is printed on the second page. Download the preview file to see the solution and the grid.
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