Puzzle (with solution and word bank) based on Chapter 3 of The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck.
Although students see this as a fun activity, it is an active learning task. It helps students with the difficult vocabulary, in terms of both spelling and meaning.
There are 30 words/clues in the puzzle. Words used are alderman, anger, astonishment, condemn, conspirator, courteous, culprit, docile, escape, force, freedom, judge, judgment, justice, liberty, murder, officer, order, patriotism, publicize, publicly, punishment, quick-tempered, remorse, respect, sentence, sullen, trial, trust, and unbeaten.
A word bank is supplied to support students. You could make the puzzle a lot more challenging by redacting this.
This is the type of activity that makes a useful filler. I use it to keep stronger students occupied while others are finishing other tasks. You could also use it for homework, as a pre-reading vocabulary exercise, or when acting as a substitute teacher.
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