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Word Puzzles: Idioms and Confusing Words

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Word Puzzles: Idioms and Confusing Words contains 50 printable pages to engage them in word play, lesson plans, an answer key to all 200 Word Puzzles, an explanation of the 18 homophones and 46 idioms, and a blank template (for you or your students) to create your own Word Puzzles.

On each page, students decipher four Word Puzzles, analyzing the location, size, direction and spelling of the letters, words, numbers, or symbols within each problem. Students explore such idioms as:

Crying over spilt milk
Hit below the belt
Coming out of nowhere
Middle of the road
Cry wolf
Jumping through hoops
Ants in your pants
Reading between the lines
Barking up the wrong tree
...and many more

If you want your students to think outside the box, then engage them in this divergent thinking activity. Visit my store to find lots of other creative packets, handouts and PowerPoint slideshows in math and language arts. Take a look at the Preview to see samples from this packet that you can use at the beginning of the year or after testing at the end of year, for the summer or homework or at a Writing Center. Anytime.

If you would like BRAINTEASERS, click on one of these links:

Geometric Brainteasers for the Gifted and Talented
Geometric Puzzles for the Gifted and Talented
Geometric Challenges for the Gifted and Talented
Geometric Activities for the Gifted and Talented
Geometric Problems for the Gifted and Talented

If you want more CRITICAL THINKING activities, then take a look at the others in this series:

Analyzing Wise Sayings (20 printables)
Thinking About What People Say (20 printables)
Thinking about the WORDS people say (24 printables)
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