This photocopyable collection of crosswords gives English language
learners and native speakers in literacy programs the opportunity to
play with the language, and in doing so, learn about the language and
discover the enjoyment of language play.
A crossword puzzle is also a challenge to solve a problem - to figure
things out. Each puzzle is a learning experience. The solver confronts
a challenge, uses what they know to discover the unknowns, overcomes
frustrations, and experiences the pleasure of success.
The puzzles in this book are best used by intermediate and advanced
They are arranged in five categories. The first four focus on linguistic
form - letters, sounds, and words -- excellent practice for spelling
and literacy development. The last section of topics focuses on semantic
fields - time, food, work, sports,etc. This section can be used to review
and even discover new vocabulary.
The puzzles are graded as moderate (M) and difficult (D). When working
through one of the categories, it is best to start with the moderate
puzzles and proceed to the difficult.
Although crosswords are typically done alone, they can also be used
very effectively by pairs of students working together, using the language
to share what they know and solve the problem. And yet another good
use of the puzzles is in a tutorial situation where the tutor and the
student work together.
The answers to the puzzles are in the back of the book.
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