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Crossword Puzzle
Grade: 3-12
Subject(s): Grammar
Required products: Tool Factory Word Processor
Materials
  • Tool Factory Word Processor
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
    Overview
    Students practice using different parts of speech by creating and completing crossword puzzles in Tool Factory Workshop. Each clue includes a label indicating which part of speech is required.
    Instructions
    1) Have students open the "How to Create a Crossword Puzzle" in Tool Factory Word Processor. This worksheet contains instructions for building a crossword puzzle.
    2) Students should then make a list of possible words to use in their crossword, including nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions. Ideally, these words will center around a particular theme.
    3) Now students can create a new document and begin assembling their own crossword puzzle.
    4) Graphics from the bank and/or the hard drive may be added as extra clues and/or as decoration on the page.
    5) Encourage students to refer to a dictionary and thesaurus as the create their puzzle.
    6) Remind students to create, and save, both their crossword puzzle and an answer key.
    Tutorials
  • Using the rectangle icon
  • Printable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • How to Create a Crossword Puzzle
  • Sample Crossword Puzzle
    Downloadable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • How to Create a Crossword Puzzle
  • Sample Crossword Puzzle
    Correlation
    Choose your standard:
    McREL Language Arts Writing Standard 3: Using grammatical and mechanical conventions in written compositions. Level 2, # 3-7, 10; Level 3, # 2-7, 9; Level 4, # 2-6, 8