WordMint is designed to create printed copies of your crossword. Create unmarked (student copies) of your puzzles, ready to be photocopied and distributed to your students. Also, print out an answer key, so you can correct the exercise later.
You can adjust the difficulty of the crosswords you create, by configuring the size and complexity of the puzzle. Crosswords created on WordMint have been successfully used by teachers from kindergarten through high school, and beyond. Crosswords can also be a fun activity for adult learning in higher education and corporate contexts.
We fully support foreign languages, even languages that don't use the Latin alphabet. You can create crosswords in Spanish, German, Chinese, Arabic, and most any other language. Crosswords make great activities for practicing vocabulary and translations. In a WordMint crossword puzzle, answers, questions, and instructions can all appear in the target language - you choose.
Sometimes, it's impossible to have everything ready to go on time. WordMint makes it easy to stay on top of things by having over 500,000 pre-made crossword puzzles, bingo card sets, matching activities, and word searches in our extensive library. Take these activities as-is or tweak them to meet the needs of your students.
Free Database with 100,000+ Images
Crossword puzzles don't have to be bland collections of blank boxes. You can use our collection of over 100,000 images to illustrate your crossword puzzles. Use the images as part of the questions or as decorations. Our free images will make your puzzles pop and keep students engaged and on task.
Supports Microsoft Word and PDF Formats
Teachers who use WordMint can save an unlimited number of crossword puzzles and other activities to make a coherent series of exercises that guides students of every level through the entire lesson.
The files are in PDF format for convenient viewing on any device. Furthermore, you can download Microsoft Word documents to make more extensive compilations and packets of work for your classes.
What Are the Benefits of a Crossword Puzzle Maker?
Science supports the benefits of crossword puzzles for every age group. They support memory and cognitive function, particularly among those at risk for dementia and Alzheimer's. Furthermore, crossword puzzles can improve vocabulary and spelling skills while increasing sensitivity to context clues and problem-solving.
In the classroom, crossword puzzles can strengthen social bonds when employed in cooperative or competitive settings. In addition, they can reduce anxiety and build confidence in students who have difficulty with other types of activities.
Larger, more complex puzzles have more impact, especially in a foreign language classroom. In and out of the classroom, crossword puzzles are excellent for overall brain health.
Why is WordMint Better?
The WordMint team is committed to a smooth customer experience. We are constantly updating and improving WordMint’s functionality based on customer feedback. The results speak for themselves. Our intuitive and straightforward interface allows you to make high-quality crossword puzzles and other activities quickly.
At WordMint.com, answer key production, questions, and puzzle sizes are all customizable. You specify the questions and the answers or adapt a set from our library of pre-made puzzles in every subject.
If you teach ESL or a foreign language, you can choose which aspects of the puzzle are in the target language - answers, questions, or both. No other software will help you make word puzzles as quickly with as much control.
WordMint Puzzles Reach your Students and Save You Time
The flexibility of WordMint makes it a breeze to differentiate your activities and reach every student at the appropriate level. You can make puzzles of varying difficulty - some with more or less helpful questions, others with easier or more difficult answers. With WordMint’s fun puzzles, you can help every student in the class stay engaged and focused on the material.
Let Your Students Take Ownership of Their Work
Current instructional best practices prioritize student engagement and self-directed learning. Teachers who abandon the "sage on a stage" mentality and provide their students with activities that encourage them to explore, experiment, and take responsibility for their learning see consistently higher achievement levels.
WordMint makes it easy to develop cooperative and competitive puzzles and games that student groups can facilitate on their own, developing teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills that are highly valued in the job market.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Our customer service team has put together a short FAQ from recent inquiries.
What is WordMint’s pricing structure?
The full version of WordMint is $4.95 per month. It allows you to design and download unlimited crossword puzzles and other activities. In addition, you will receive full access to our pre-made activity library and image database. If you want to try out WordMint, there is a free membership that has limited functionality. However, we are confident you will want to upgrade as soon as you experience it!
Can WordMint also make word searches?
The WordMint word search creator uses the same smooth and intuitive interface that makes the crossword puzzle maker such a joy to use. In addition, you get to fit the words to the exact needs of your class and can decide whether you will allow backward or diagonal word formation. Moreover, if you want to keep your word search in line with your crossword puzzle, you can convert the crossword into a word search with just a few clicks. Finally, choose a pre-made word search to edit or print from our extensive library if you're in a hurry!
Does WordMint make any other types of activities?
Yes. With WordMint, you can make multiple-choice quizzes, matching activities, word scrambles, and bingo cards. On top of that, our software allows you to convert one type of activity to another quickly and efficiently to make a whole series of fun activities that are 100% in line with your current lesson.
What if I need language support that is not English?
WordMint puzzles and activities can support almost any language. For example, Arabic and Chinese characters lend themselves very well to our software, and your students can quickly grow their word and character recognition with WordMint.
What if I need an answer key?
It’s easy to make one with WordMint. You can add crossword answers with just a few clicks, so if you need to leave assignments for a substitute or want students to grade their work, you can produce a teacher's version in seconds.
What if I need pre-made puzzles?
We have compiled over 500,000 pre-made crossword puzzles, bingo card sets, matching activities, word searches, and multiple-choice quizzes. In addition, WordMint has a database of over 100,000 images that you can use to customize your activities. You can edit, save, and download any pre-made activities to fit your students' needs.
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