This puzzle is a fun method of ensuring that students are familiar with the more difficult vocabulary words from Chapter 2 (The Brigands) of The Scarecrow and his Servant by Philip Pullman.
There are 20 words in the crossword... abundance, battlements, botany, brigand, champion, courage, courteous, curtsey, enemy, entomology, hooves, jewel, reluctant, reward, spooky, spring, tower, villain, weep, and wicked.
Although students often see the puzzle format as a fun task, it is an active learning activity. It helps students with spelling and comprehension of new words.
A word bank is supplied to support students.
The solution is printed on the second page. Download the preview file to see the solution and the grid.