Type
Crossword
Description

swampy marsh filled with mud slough
story with a deeper meaning allegory
stubborn and difficult obstinate
opposes the protagonist; villain antagonist
easily influenced or persuaded pliable
discouraged or disheartened despond
main character who faces conflict in a story; hero protagonist
stands for something else symbol
excessive and insincere praise flattery
an assumption presumption
under a spell; charmed enchanted
following the customs formal
exaggerated opinion of oneself; vainity conceit
claiming beliefs that do not show in actions hypocrisy
lack of knowledge ignorance
a lazy person sloth
afraid, uncertain, hesitant timid
being without any hope; great sadness despair
being religious or reverent piety
to interfere or get involved without invitation meddle
cautious, being careful, proceding slowly prudence
suffering injury or being mistreated because of beliefs persecution
goodness, generosity, kindness charity
prevents from giving full attention distraction
loyal, trustworthy faithful
to be inactive or lazy idleness
lack of courage; distrustful diffidence
fairness, equity, impartiality justice
steps built over a wall stile
dissatisfaction, unhappiness discontent
jealous of something someone else has envy
annoyed, angry, or upset vexed
excessive self-pride of looks or achievements vanity

Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

literary reference to a familiar thing allusion
conflict with another character Charactervscharacter
the turning point in a story (comes after the rising action) climax
comparison of two or more similar objects analogy
author's own account of his/her own life autobiography
story of a person's life written by someone else biography
the problem; something vs. something else conflict
stretching the truth exaggeration
the begining of a story exposition
kind of writing that explains something expository
category or type (of literature) genre
the lesson of a story theme
person telling the story narrator
words or phrases that convey the opposite meaning or expected outcome irony
problem from INSIDE of a person internal conflict
main character of the story protagonist
sequence of events in a story plot
the author's attitude toward the subject of a work tone
group of lines forming a unit in a poem stanza
point of view in which the reader knows all thoughts, feelings, and actions of all the characters omnicient

Hatchet Puzzle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

main character; protagonist brian
tool main character has with him on his belt hatchet
the pilot dies from a heartattack
type of plane Brian crashes in bush
Brian gets attacked my a swarm of mosquitoes
what word keeps coming into Brain's mind over and over again secret
What is the first thing Brian eats after his crash? berries
to fall asleep doze
to eat in excess gorge
What animal does Brian run into while collecting berries? bear
Major conflict in the story is man vs. nature
to shine brightly blaze
to shake convulse
something that is valued and favored precious
What does Brian find that changes his situation significantly? fire
What animal almost drowns Brian in the lake? moose
a sudden stop abrupt
twisted or tortured gnarled
sad or disheartened depressed
necessary for life vital

Literary elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Reference to something well-known Allusion
The repetition of initial consonant sounds Alliteration
Anything that stands or represents Something else Symbol
A character that under goes a change in actions or beliefs during the course of a story Dynamic character
A figure of speech that compares without using like or as Metaphor
A character that does not grow or change through out the story Static character
A group of words who's meaning as a group cannot be understood Idiom
The central character and focus of interest that is trying to accomplish or overcome an adversity and can adapt to new problems Protagonist
The struggle between two opposing forses Conflict
The character opposing the protagonist Antagonist
A central message or insight into life revealed through the literary work ... lessons about life Theme
The perspective POV
A feeling created in the reader by literary work or passage Mood
Repition that stresses the point Repetition for effect
Time place Setting
A list of clues that suggest events that haven't occurred yet Foreshadowing

ELA Vocab Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

exposition first part of the story
the time and place a story happens setting
the main character in the story protagonist
the person or thing that causes trouble for the protagonist antagonist
problems that happen to cause the character troubles complications
the most exciting part of the story climax
a series of events that make up a story plot
main part of the story where complications arise rising action
events that lead to the end of the story falling action
the end of the story where problems are resolved resolution
a person, place, thing or idea noun
a word that expresses action verb
a word that modifies or describes a noun adjective
modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb and answers the questions: when? where? why? how? adverb
used in the place of one or more nouns or pronouns pronoun
shows the location of a noun or pronoun in the sentence to something else preposition
expresses emotion and does not have to be in the sentence for it to make sense interjection
a word used to connect clauses or phrases conjunction
the amount of the series of events that make up a person's life biography
an indication of a future event in the story foreshadowing
a word that is pronounced the same way as another word but has a different meaning homophone
a comparison of two words using "like" or "as" simile
comparing something by saying something "is" something else metaphor
the repetition of words with the same sound at the beginning alliteration

Leadership Qualities Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

to regard highly or favorably; regard with respect or admiration: Esteem
moral or ethical quality: Character
freedom from deceit, hypocrisy, or duplicity Sincerity
the ability to be relied on or depended on Reliability
the state or fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable responsibility
a call or summons to engage in any contest, as of skill, strength, etc. challenge
a keen sense of what is appropriate, tasteful, or aesthetically pleasing; taste; discrimination. Tact
The true or actual state of a matter: Truth
the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery. Courage
esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability Respect
cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause. Teamwork
cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause. Enthusiasm
a guiding or directing head, as of a movement Leader
the act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself. Commitment
truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness: Free of deceit or fraud Honesty
adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. Integrity
full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing: Confidence
the act of coming to a decision or of fixing or settling a purpose. Determination
honesty, fairness, or integrity in one's beliefs and actions: Honor
the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs. Communication
a feeling of wonder or approval. Admiration
a wise and trusted coach, counselor or teacher. Mentor
steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. perseverance
the state or quality of being loyal; faithfulness to commitments or obligations. Loyalty
the ability to judge, make a decision, or form an opinion objectively, Judgement
the manner in which one conducts or carries oneself, including posture and gestures Bearing

American Literature Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Laying out the situation and background, introducing the characters. Exposition
The single key event or turning point; the moment of greatest tension. Climax
The event in which the main issue is resolved. Resolution
The finishing out and typing up of the details of the story. Denouement
Descriptions of events that happened earlier, out of chronological order. Flashbacks
Hints at things that will come later. Foreshadowings
Typical or standard plot elements, such as a character on a quest, the pursuit of an elusive goal, the loss of innocence, or an initiation into a new situation. Archetypes
The people in a story. Characters
The main character of the story. Protagonist
The character who works against the protagonist and provides some degree of conflict. Antagonist
Using descriptive language to convey appearance or other attributes. It is painting pictures with words. Imagery
A comparison using like or as. Simile
A comparison in which one thing is said to be another. Metaphor
The use of one thing to represent another. Symbolism
An extended comparison, in which every or almost every character or event represents something else. Allegory
Addressing someone who is not present or something that is not human. Apostrophe
The giving of human traits to non-human things. Personification
The person telling the story. Narrator
The time, place, and social environment of a story. Setting
A minor character who by being a contrast illuminates another character. Foil

Story Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the problem in a story conflict
the "bad guy" in a story antagonist
the time and place a story occurs setting
the author's message to the reader theme
part of the story that introduces the characters, setting, and conflict exposition
the action in the story plot
this kind of character changes because of the story's events dynamic
the turning point of the story climax
the final end of the story resolution
the "good guy" in the story protagonist
part of the story where the author ties up loose ends falling action
a struggle in the story conflict
the kind of character that stays the same throughout the story static
the development of the story rising action
the main person, animal, or object in a story character
where and when the story takes place setting
events that lead to the end of a story falling action
this message can be stated directly or implied theme
part of story where the conflict is solved resolution
the highest point of interest in a story climax
explains the basics of a story exposition
this struggle can be internal or external conflict
the sequence of events in a story plot
one who opposes the main character antagonist
the character does not change static
an example of internal conflict Man vs. Himself

Genres & Subgenres Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A story made to be humorous Comedy
A make belief story myth
A non real story but is set in the past and or has some historical meaning Historical fiction
A essay or writing written to persuade Persuasive writing
A realistic story that is not real Realisitc FICTION
A writing with a specific subject ESSAY
A short story where animals are the main character and moral fABLE
Dialogue of a play drama
A story written about a persons life written by someone else Biography
A story about someone's life written by that person Autobiography
A traditional story that is a belief folklore
A lyrical piece of writing Poetry
What subgenre would a book about princesses and dragons be in Fairytale
A story with unbelievable elements TALLTALE
A realistic story that could've happened or even did nonfiction
A essay or writing written to inform INFORMATIONAL WRITING
What genre would thriller be in FICTION
A serious accident or suffering time tRAGEDY
What subgenre would a book be that has time traveling and aliens SCIENCE FICTION
A story that has things that are impossible fantasy

DEPRESSION SYMPTOMS Bingo Cards

Type
Bingo Cards
Description

MOODY
ANXIETY
APATHY
DISCONTENT
GUILT
HOPELESSNESS
LOSS OF INTEREST
SADNESS
WAKING UP EARLY
EXCESSIVE SLEEPINESS
INSOMNIA
RESTLESS SLEEP
EXCESSIVE HUNGER
FATIGUE
LOSS OF APPETITE
RESTLESSNESS
EXCESSIVE CRYING
IRRITABILITY
SOCIAL ISOLATION
LACK OF CONCENTRATION
THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE
SELF-HARMING BEHAVIOR
WEIGHT GAIN
WEIGHT LOSS
POOR APPETITE
REPETITIOUS THOUGHTS
SLOWNESS IN ACTIVITIES
FEELING RUN DOWN
FEELING WORTHLESS
FEELING REJECTED
INTENSE ANGER
ISSUES IN RELATIONSHIPS
ALWAYS HAPPY
GIVING AWAY POSSESSIONS

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Milestone ELA 8th Grade Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The repeating of vowel sounds to create internal rhyme(proud round cloud) Assonance
"The turning point" Point of greatest tension that changes the direction the plot. Often a critical decision is made. Climax
A short statement that presents the main idea and most important points in a piece of writing Summarizing
The narrator is all knowing-tells the thoughts/feelings of more than one character (think about it as this person who hangs above all the characters and knows everything about every chracter third person omniscient
A character who undergoes an important change in the story Dynamic character
A term that means " word relationships" Example: Water:Liquid::Ice:solid Analogy
The author's attitude towards a subject Tone
Usually a main character: goes through a major change in the story Protagonist
The actual everyday meaning of words Literal language
Prejudice in favor or against one thing/person'group compared with another (Usually considered to be unfair) Biased
To refer to something implicitly/without directly stating it Allusion
The conflict(s) is/are resolved and all loose ends are tied up Resolution
We know a lot about these characters (details, see many sides of them) Round Character
A huge eaggeration Hyperbole
The way a text is intended to make the audience feel mood
The repeating of consonant sounds at the beginning of words alliteration
Words that allow the reader to hear a sound Onomatopoeia
Not influenced by personal feelings; based on facts objective text
Compares 2 unlike things by stating that one thing is another thing methaphor
Without bias or prejudice; impartial, fair unbiased
a restatement of an author's words in your own words paraphrasing
The repeating of the same consonant 2 or more times in a short span (can be at the beginning, middle, or end of a word) Consonance
The most important point in a work of literature Main Idea
The character who is against or has conflict with the protagonist antagonist
The moral or lesson of a story/text. Can be implied or directly stated Theme
We don't know much about them. We only see one side of them. Flat character
Events/results of the actions or decision of the character has made (slowly winding do to the end of the story) Falling action
Existing in the mind; belongs to thinking of the subject rather than to the object of thoughts (opinions) Subjective texr
Series of events that occur before the conflict that moves the story forward Rising action
A character who doesn't change at all throughout the story. Their person remains the same. Static Character
Giving human qualities to nonhuman things personification