This puzzle is a fun method of ensuring that students are familiar with the more difficult words from chapters 4 - 19 of The Cay by Theodore Taylor.
There are 45 clues in the crossword. Words in the puzzle are.. bait, bamboo, blind, calypso, catchment, cay, charter, coral, courage, dawn, despair, destroyer, dive, drone, earnest, eel, eerie, fibre, fronds, gangway, helpless, hurricane, independent, jumbi, legacy, lizard, lobster, malaria, mussel, petrels, raft, rage, reef, rescue, rifle, slither, sob, stubborn, stumble, sunset, tempest, trust, vine, voodoo and weave.
Although students often see the puzzle format as a fun task, it is an active learning activity. It helps students with spelling and comprehension of new words. This activity could be used for assessment when you have completed your study of the novel.
A word bank is supplied to support students. You could redact this to make it more challenging.
The solution is printed on the second page. Download the preview file to see the solution and the grid.