A large landmass that's smaller than a continent.
World's tallest mountain
India's most important river
A landform at the mouth of a river created by sediment deposits
A major river in Pakistan
Seasonal winds that bring either moist or dry air to an area
The highest mountains in the world
A high plateau in western China
The world's coldest desert
A plains region of Northeastern China
A major river in northern China
Fertile, yellowish soil
A major river in China
A volcano and Japan's highest peak
A peninsula on the east coast of Asia
A destructive and fast-moving wave
A place where lots of fish and other seafood can be caught
A large peninsula in southeast Asia
A narrow peninsula in southeast Asia
A large group of islands
The world's second-largest island
The world's third-largest island
A major river in southeast Asia
A huge coral reef off the northeastern coast of Australia
A chain of rocky materials foundin shallow, tropical waters
The original inhabitants of Australia
The original inhabitants of New Zealand
The dry interior region of Australia
a large group of Pacific islands located east of the Phillipines
A huge group of Pacific islands that stretches from New Guinea to Fiji
The largest group of islands in the Pacific Ocean
A ring-shaped coral island that surrounds a lagoon
An area that is under authority of another government
A ledge of ice that extends over the water
A floating mass of ice that has broken off a glacier
A large peninsula in Antarctica
A high-latitude region that recieves little precipitation
A layer of Earth's atmosphere that protects living things from the harmful affects of the sun's ultraviolet rays
Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.
Next to the crossword will be a series of questions or clues, which relate to the various rows or lines of boxes in the crossword. The player reads the question or clue, and tries to find a word that answers the question in the same amount of letters as there are boxes in the related crossword row or line.
Some of the words will share letters, so will need to match up with each other. The words can vary in length and complexity, as can the clues.
The fantastic thing about crosswords is, they are completely flexible for whatever age or reading level you need. You can use many words to create a complex crossword for adults, or just a couple of words for younger children.
Crosswords can use any word you like, big or small, so there are literally countless combinations that you can create for templates. It is easy to customise the template to the age or learning level of your students.
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Once you’ve picked a theme, choose clues that match your students current difficulty level. For younger children, this may be as simple as a question of “What color is the sky?” with an answer of “blue”.
Crosswords are a great exercise for students' problem solving and cognitive abilities. Not only do they need to solve a clue and think of the correct answer, but they also have to consider all of the other words in the crossword to make sure the words fit together.
If this is your first time using a crossword with your students, you could create a crossword FAQ template for them to give them the basic instructions.
Crosswords are a fantastic resource for students learning a foreign language as they test their reading, comprehension and writing all at the same time. When learning a new language, this type of test using multiple different skills is great to solidify students' learning.
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