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Strategy #7 : Creating a crossword puzzle

If students have the time, they can create a crossword puzzle to help them remember vocabulary from their reading, as well as test other class members. They will not only consolidate their learning as they construct a puzzle, but also benefit as they complete the puzzles created by other members of the class. If each student in the class creates a puzzle, there should be several good ones to use as homework or study guides. Share the following strategy to get them started.

This technique of creating your own crossword puzzle to share with your study group is especially good for associating vocabulary with the definitions of ideas. Type "blank crossword puzzles" in an internet search engine to help you locate tools to get you started.

Blank crossword puzzle