NOTE: This puzzle is meant to be used before students read the book.
This crossword contains 50 challenging words from THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW. 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, as mentioned, note that students will benefit from the use of a thesaurus to solve this puzzle rather than a dictionary.
Examples of clues:
* Subjects: People who are ruled by a ___ or queen (n.) ANSWER: king
* Brandished (v.) ANSWER: waved
* Rubbish (n.) ANSWER: garbage
* Vague (adj.) ANSWER: unclear
* Loomed (v.) ANSWER: appeared
FYI: This puzzle includes the 25 Words to Know from THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW 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 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©: THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW—A 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!
* THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW: 50-word Prereading Crossword—Great for extra credit!
Helps prepare students for reading the book! Use with the The Magician’s Nephew edition of Bookmarks Plus and the The Magician’s Nephew Synonym/Antonym Vocabulary Crossword to reinforce meanings of new words!
* THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW: Synonym/Antonym Crossword—Use with Bookmarks Plus!
Use with Bookmarks Plus and the 50-word Prereading Vocabulary Crossword to reinforce meanings of new words! A unique puzzle!
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