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Superfudge: 50-Word Prereading Crossword—Great Warm-Up for the Book!
NOTE: This puzzle is meant to be used before students read the book. Since most answers consist of only one word, students will benefit more from the use of a thesaurus than a dictionary.
This crossword contains 50 challenging words from SUPERFUDGE. Either as a homework assignment or as an opportunity for students to work in pairs with a thesaurus in class, it's a great way to prepare students for reading the book and, thus, understanding the story. Note that the parts of speech are included to aid students in finding the exact definition. Also note that students will benefit from the use of a thesaurus rather than a dictionary.
This puzzle focuses on a lot of difficult words from the story, so it is quite an undertaking. Teachers might consider working the puzzle as a class, in pairs, or as homework.
Examples of clues:
Congenial (adj.) Answer: friendly
Prophecy (n.) Answer: prediction
Endeavored (v.) Answer: tried
Utmost (adj.) Answer: maximum
Quell (v.) Answer: crush
FYI: This puzzle includes the 25 Words to Know from the companion product SUPERFUDGE edition of BOOKMARKS PLUS. Students can refer to their bookmarks for definitions as they read the story as well as a list of main characters, author information, and more. Students and teacher alike love these handy, 4-star-rated reading aids!
Also, to reinforce meaning even more, I have created a synonym/antonym crossword over the same 25 words. A great way to test students’ understanding of synonyms and antonyms. See list below.
USE ALL THREE PRODUCTS TO REINFORCE MEANING!
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* Bookmarks Plus: SUPERFUDGE edition—A Very 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!
* SUPERFUDGE: 50-word Prereading Crossword—Familiarizes students with the book before they read!
Helps prepare students for reading the book! Use with the Superfudge edition of Bookmarks Plus and the Superfudge Syonym/Antonym Vocabulary Crossword to reinforce meanings of new words!
* SUPERFUDGE: Synonym/Antonym Vocabulary Puzzle—Use with Bookmarks Plus!
Use with Bookmarks Plus and the 50-word Prereading Vocabulary Crossword to reinforce meanings of new words! A unique crossword!
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