The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963: 3 Fill-In Word Puzzles—Unique!

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This fill-in puzzle is based on nouns and verbs from THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963. Students insert the words into the empty crossword-type grid based on the number of letters in each name. The first puzzle focuses on common nouns, the second, on proper nouns, and the third, on action verbs.

Sample common nouns:
* car
* conk
* matches

Sample proper nouns:
* Wool Pooh
* Grandma (Sands)
* (Civil Rights) Movement

Sample action verbs:
* jerk
* whack
* scrunch
* flicker

As students work, letter clues for subsequent answers appear. A great spelling workout! View them all in my store!

NOTE: Fill-ins can be challenging, as they take a bit of thought and planning. Teachers my want to allow extra time. Also, teachers may want to provide letter hints and/or have students work in pairs. Be sure students are working with pencils!

See preview for a sample Fill-In puzzle.

***Perfect filler activities for after tests, between lessons, or at the end of the day!***

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Here are my unique products over THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963. As stated above, many are perfect for after tests, between lessons, or at the end of the day!


* THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963 edition of BOOKMARKS PLUS: These handy little reading aids help students keep track of characters, provide definitions for challenging words—and so much more! A lot of helpful information at students’ fingertips! Students and teachers alike are delighted with these handy little reading aids!

* THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963: 3 Vocabulary Crosswords—Fun Way to Learn New Words! Students provide synonyms for words from Chapters 1–8 and Chapters 9–15 of the book. The third puzzle is comprehensive, covering just the targeted 25 words. Between the three puzzles, all 25 words from the Words to Know list on THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963 edition of Bookmarks Plus are covered!

* THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963: 2 Reading-for-Detail Crosswords! Crossword #1 focuses on details from Chapters 1–8; Crossword #2 focuses on details from Chapters 9–15. 50 clues in each! A fun way to test students’ reading-for-detail skills and a great way to review for objective tests!

* THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963: 10 Word Merge Puzzles! Two-word phrases from the story are merged into one “word.” Students decipher the two words. Harder than it sounds, but a good spelling workout and a lot of fun!

* THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963: 3 Fun Word Fill-In Puzzles! Students enter common words from the story into the puzzle grid, based on the number of letters in the word and the way it fits with the words around it. One puzzle focuses on common nouns, the next, on proper nouns, and the third, on action verbs. The puzzles can be challenging, but each time students enter a correct answer, they are provided with clues for the next.

* THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963: 2 Word Searches w/Hidden Messages! Categories: Characters’ Names; Names (mentioned in the book) and (more) Characters. Each puzzle contains a hidden message.

* The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963: 12 Quotefall Puzzles—Unique! Each quotefall puzzle contains a quotation from the story. Students form individual words of the quotation by transferring letters from above the double line of the puzzle grid to squares in the columns directly below. Quotefalls can be challenging, but students love working them—and they’re great spelling workouts!

* THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963: 2 More Word Searches w/Hidden Messages! Categories: The Brown Bomber and On Their Way. Each puzzle contains a hidden message.

* THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963: Complete the Simile Crossword—Fun! Students use their knowledge of the book, their knowledge of language, their spelling skills, and their imaginations to complete examples of 50 similes from the story! A great way to introduce figurative language!

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963: 3 Fill-In Word Puzzles—Unique!
The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963: 3 Fill-In Word Puzzles—Unique!
The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963: 3 Fill-In Word Puzzles—Unique!