THREE PRE-READING VOCABULARY PUZZLES PLUS ONE COMPREHENSIVE!
Puzzle #1--IF/THEN vocab puzzles, Ch. 1-10; covers 2 words per chapter (20 puzzles). Puzzles are in "domino" format! Answers are placed on "domino tiles," 3 letters to a tile, and then shuffled around. Students must "arrange" the tiles to spell out answer. SEE THUMBNAILS!
Examples of clues:
"If the Smiths' yard is UNKEMPT, then..."
(it looks messy and weedy.)
"If Mr. Yarrow looks SKEPTICALLY at Zoey when she says her dog ate her homework, then..."
(he finds it hard to believe her.)
Puzzle #2--Synonym crossword vocab. puzzle
Examples of clues:
"I suppose we never know what we have the CAPACITY to forgive until we're truly tested."
The laughter SUBSIDED.
Puzzle #3--Analogy vocabulary puzzle Ch. 21-31 in a crossword format!
20. Accidentally : purposely :: TESTILY : _____. (pleasantly)
2. Possessing : owning :: RANSACKING : _____. (searching)
Comprehensive Puzzle: Synonym or antonym--crossword format
Example of clues:
1. Vague (antonym) Answer: clear
2. Prudence (synonym) Answer: wisdom
A unique and fun way to challenge students' vocabulary skills!
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* SHAKESPEARE'S SECRET: 3 Prereading or During-Reading Vocabulary Puzzles + 1 Comprehensive Puzzle
Each of the three prereading puzzles covers a different section of the book, and each is in a different format. For the first puzzle, (Chapters 1-10), students rearrange “tiles” to complete if/then statements—very unique! The second puzzle (Chapters 11-20) requires students to provide synonyms for a crossword, and the third (Chapters 21-31) is an analogy crossword. The final puzzle tests students over all words. Unique and fun!
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