Active learning task based on the novel by William Goldman. This is a vocabulary quiz, which contains 41 key words from the novel (or words useful in analysis of the novel).
Words are: abridge, adventure, albino, armada, avenge, bald, blindfold, bride, cliff, count, courtship, coward, dagger, duel, editor, escape, evil, fairy-tale, fencing, fiancée, giant, groom, heir, hunt, jealousy, kidnap, miracle, nightmare, original, passion, pirate, princess, ravine, revenge, rhyme, scar, scream, suffering, swamp, sword, and torture.
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A word bank is included to assist students. You could redact this to make the activity more challenging.
This is the type of activity you could use with early finishers, or give to a substitute teacher, or use on a day when you have nothing else prepared. Students find it a fun absorbing task.