This crossword puzzle is based on 40 vocabulary words (2 from each chapter) from THE WHIPPING BOY. Every answer is a synonym for a challenging word, such as OBLIGED, INDIFFERENCE, and EXPLOITS. The original sentence in which the word appears has been provided in the clue list. Here's an example of a typical clue:
"You won't mind if I TRUSS you up like a Christmas goose."
Students must come up with a synonym for TRUSS, which appears in all caps in the clue. Answer: TIE.
NOTE: Puzzle will be more easily solved if students use a thesaurus instead of a dictionary. Also, teachers may want to provide letter hints for more difficult words.
A fun way to prepare students for the book!
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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 from the story. 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!
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