The basic monetary unit of Poland
A limited or fixed number or amount of people or things; in paricular
The action of deporting a foreigner from a country
A state of confused and noisy disturbance
Make the sound and movement of vomiting
An early sound-reproducing machine that used cylinders to record as well as reproduce sound (a record player)
Become blackened or discolored by partial burning
Perversely inclined to disagree or to do the opposite of what is expected or desired
Provoke or annoy someone so as to stimulate some action or reaction
A small piece or amount (mouthful)
A large crowd of people especially one that is disorderly and intent on causing trouble or violance
Covered thinly with gold leaf or gold paint
A loop with a running knot, tightening as the rope or wire is pulled and typically used to hang people or trap animals
Engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle
A large earthenware beer mug
A large leather military boot reaching to the knee (used as a symbol of cruel or authoritarian behavior or rule)
A loaf-shaped coffee cake made with sweet yeast dough to which raisins, chocolate, or nuts may be added
A member of a traveling people traditionally living by itinerant trade and fortune telling
A member of the people and cultural community whose traditional religion is Judaism and who trace their origins through the ancient Hebrew people of Israel to Abraham
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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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.