NOTE: This puzzle is meant to be used before students read the book. Also, since most answers consist of one word, students benefit from the use of a thesaurus rather than a dictionary.
This crossword contains 50 challenging words from THE LEMONADE WAR. 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 answer.
Examples of clues:
* Maximum: The ___ (adj.) ANSWER: the biggest
* Consultant: One who gives ___ (n.) ANSWER: advice
* Transformed (v.) ANSWER: changed
* Converge: To come ___ (v.) ANSWER: together
* Deserted (adj.) ANSWER: empty
* Miser: Saver of ___ (n.) ANSWER: money
FYI: This puzzle includes the 25 Words to Know from THE LEMONADE WAR edition of BOOKMARKS PLUS, which students can refer to for definitions as they read the story as well as a list of main characters, author information, and more. See list below.
Also, to reinforce meaning even more, I have created a THE LEMONADE WAR synonym/antonym crossword over the same 25 words. A great way to test students’ understanding of synonyms and antonyms! Clues include the sentences from the book! list below.
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* THE LEMONADE WAR: 50-word Prereading Crossword—Prepares students for reading the book!
Helps prepare students for reading the book! Use with the The Lemonade War edition of Bookmarks Plus and the The Lemonade War Synonym/Antonym Vocabulary Crossword to reinforce meanings of new words!
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