NOTE: This puzzle is meant to be used after students have read the book.
Also, because the answers to most of the clues are synonyms, students will benefit from the use of a thesaurus rather than a dictionary.
Students solve this crossword by providing synonyms for 25 Words to Know from THE WHIPPING BOY. The sentences from the book that contain the words are included.
Examples of clues:
* Cutwater, STARTLED, lost the merest breath of time. SURPRISED
* ...Ballad sellers began to cry out new and final verses to the NOTORIOUS life of Hold-Your- Nose Billy and his partner, Cutwater. (famous in a ___ way) BAD
* The prince’s voice was almost INAUDIBLE. (unable to be ___) HEARD
More challenging—and fun!—than a typical vocabulary crossword!
PLEASE NOTE: The 25 Words to Know in this puzzle are also listed and defined on the THE WHIPPING BOY edition of Bookmarks Plus (see list below) and are featured in THE WHIPPING BOY Prereading Crossword.
USE ALL THREE PRODUCTS TO REINFORCE MEANING!
Here are my unique products over THE WHIPPING BOY—many are perfect for after tests, between lessons, or at the end of the day!
THE WHIPPING BOY edition of Bookmarks Plus—A Handy Reading Aid! Helps students keep track of characters and provides definitions for new words—and so much more! Students and teachers alike are delighted with these handy reading aids!
THE WHIPPING BOY: Words to Know Vocabulary Crossword—All 25 words are featured on THE WHIPPING BOY edition of Bookmarks Plus as well as THE WHIPPING BOY Vocabulary Crossword. Use all three products to reinforce meanings of new words! A unique crossword!
THE WHIPPING BOY: 10 Quotefall Puzzles—A Fun Spelling Workout!
Each quotefall is 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 WHIPPING BOY: Prereading Vocabulary Crossword—Fun!
Students provide synonyms for 40 challenging words (2 per chapter) from the story. A fun way to prepare for the book! Good extra credit activity!
THE WHIPPING BOY: Fill-In Word Puzzle—A Challenging Spelling Workout!
Students enter common words from the story into the puzzle grid, based on the number of letters in the word. The puzzle can be challenging, but each time students enter a correct answer, they are provided with clues for the next.
THE WHIPPING BOY: 10 Word Merges—One “Word” Becomes Two! Two-word phrases from the story are blended into one “word.” Students decipher the phrases. Harder than it sounds, but a good spelling workout!
THE WHIPPING BOY: Reading for Detail Crossword—34 clues! A great way to check students’ reading skills and understanding of the story!
Word-Wise Language Arts Resources
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