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Vocabulary: General Vocabulary
Description
I went to this site http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/to create a crossword puzzle of technical terms. (Check under "web links" on this resource center) The only problem with this was that I wasn't able to generate a word list, so I had to add that later.
Rank Strategy
Useful but Needs to be Modified
Reflection
This made the students think about the terminology. It provided some variety to the standard "write the definition" assignment. They really needed a word bank to fill it out, sometimes they'd know the definition but not the spelling. It wasn't too time consuming to make the crossword puzzle, but there was no way to save it part-way through. It was better than a word find because the kids have to connect the definitions.
Subjects
The educator applied this strategy to the following subject areas:
Technology Ed
Grade Level
The educator applied this strategy to the following grade levels:
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
Rank Readers
At Grade Level or Mixture of Reading Levels