Fun active learning task. Crossword puzzle (with solution and word bank) based on the novel by Neil Gaiman.
This is a vocabulary quiz. It could be used after reading the novel to cement in students' minds the meanings of 49 interesting words used in the novel. Alternatively, you could use this as part of your pre-teaching of keywords. This is the type of activity you could use as a filler on an occasion when you have nothing else prepared.
Words are: adult, alternate, anatomy, ancient, attic, balcony, bound, cell, creation, devour, dilapidated, drown, fear, flea, fragile, gamble, ghost, harmless, hazel, headstrong, hedgerow, mandrake, meadow, memory, miner, mourn, ocean, opal, palaver, pond, prey, rhododendron, scavenger, seamless, shadow, shilling, sleek, smug, snip, suicide, summon, swoop, talon, thicket, translucent, trust, tunnel, tweezers, and varmint.
Download the Preview file to see the grid and the puzzle solution.
A word bank is included to assist students. You could redact this to make the activity more challenging.