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True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: 50-Word Prereading Crossword—Great Warm-Up!

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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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NOTE: This puzzle is meant to be used before students read the book. Since most answers consist of only one word, students will benefit more from the use of a thesaurus than a dictionary in solving this puzzle.

This crossword contains 50 challenging words from THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE. Either as a homework assignment or as an opportunity for students to work in pairs with a thesaurus in class, it's a great way to prepare students for reading the book and, thus, understanding the story. Note that chapter numbers are included as well as the parts of speech to aid students in finding the exact definition. Also included is a 25-word word list. Examples of clues:

Congenial (adj.) Ch. 8 Answer: friendly

Prophecy (n.) Ch. 17 Answer: prediction

Endeavored (v.) Ch. 13 Answer: tried

Utmost (adj.) Ch. 14 Answer: maximum

Quell (v.) Ch. 1 Answer: crush

FYI: This puzzle includes the 25 Words to Know from the companion product TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE edition of BOOKMARKS PLUS. Students can refer to their bookmarks for definitions as they read the story as well as to a list of main characters, author information, and more. Students and teachers alike love these handy, 4-star-rated reading aids!

Also, to reinforce meaning even more, I have created a synonym/antonym crossword over the same 25 words. See list below.


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