This puzzle is a fun method of ensuring that students are familiar with the more difficult vocabulary words from Chapter 1 (A Note about Witches) of The Witches by Roald Dahl.
There are 29 clues in the crossword. Words in the puzzle are.. absurdity, barghest, bloodthirsty, broom, broomstick, devilry, escape, fairy-tale, ghoul, grinder, grumpy, habit, hatred, impossible, magic, murderous, ordinary, passion, plotting, quirky, scheming, shrivel, signal, sizzling, squelching, suggestion, unlikely, witch and wretched.
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.