These six crossword puzzles are based on vocabulary from TUCK EVERLASTING. Sections of the book covered: Prologue-Ch. 3; Ch. 4-Ch. 7; Ch. 8-Ch. 11; Ch. 12-Ch. 15; Ch. 16-Ch. 20; Ch. 21-Epilogue.
Every answer is a synonym for a challenging word, such as TANGENT, HELTER-SKELTER, and FIDGETED. The original sentence in which the word appears has been provided in the clue list. Here's an example of a typical clue:
He GESTURED with his long, white fingers and smiled, his face crinkling pleasantly.
Students must come up with a synonym for GESTURED, which appears in capital letters. Answer: MOTIONED.
A great homework or extra credit assignment.
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• TUCK EVERLASTING: 12 Quotefall Word Puzzles—Challenging but Fun!
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!
• TUCK EVERLASTING: Similes Crossword—All Clues Are Similes!
Students use their knowledge of the book, their knowledge of language, their spelling skills, and their imaginations to complete examples of similes from the story! A great way to teach figurative language!
• TUCK EVERLASTING: 6 Vocabulary Crosswords by Section Fun way to learn new words!
• TUCK EVERLASTING: 5 Fill-In Word Puzzles—5 Different Categories!
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.
• TUCK EVERLASTING: 2 Reading-for-Detail Crosswords—Fun!
A great way to check students’ reading skills and understanding of the story!
• TUCK EVERLASTING: 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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