Figure of speech in which a writer raises a question and then immediatley provides an answer to that question .
Device in which parts of the sentence are grammatically the same.
Figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect.
Contrasting concepts , words , or sentences within parallel grammarical structures .
Omission of a word or series of words.
Attitude of writer
Arrangement of words into a sentence, paragraph or stanza.
Any sentence in which the normal word order is reversed.
Placement of two things side by side, to compare or contrast.
Statement that contradicts itself .
Common feeling or association that a word has.
Grammatical structure that inverts a previous phrase.
Repetition of accented consonant sounds at the beginning of words that are close to each other .
A reference in literature or in art to previous literature,history,mythology,pop culture ,or Bible.
The word or phrase to which a pronoun refers.
The opposite of parallel construction; inerting the second of two that would otherwise be in parallel form.
Used phrase or word is considered old fashioned and outdated.
Stylistic device that intentionally eliminate conjunctions between the phrase and in the sentence .
Comparison using like or as.
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.
For the easiest crossword templates, WordMint is the way to go!
For a quick and easy pre-made template, simply search through WordMint’s existing 500,000+ templates. With so many to choose from, you’re bound to find the right one for you!
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.
We have full support for crossword templates in languages such as Spanish, French and Japanese with diacritics including over 100,000 images, so you can create an entire crossword in your target language including all of the titles, and clues.