This crossword puzzle is based on THE WHIPPING BOY. Every clue is related to an event, character, or detail in the story.
“A prince is worth a prince’s ___.” (ransom)
* Where the grain in the sewers comes from (brewery)
* Cutwater’s new word: aggravate + vex = ___ (aggravex)
* The outlaws’ new home: ___ Island (Convict)
Challenges students' reading-for-detail skills in a fun way--and makes a great review for objective tests!
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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: Vocabulary Crossword—Fun!
Students provide synonyms for 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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