Feature that allows you to search for words with a similar meaning
A special character that does not appear on the keyboard
Join or attach text from one location to another
Selecting the text, holding down the left mouse button, and dragging the mouse wher eyou want to move the text
Used to remove a word from your document
Can store up to 24 cut or copied entries
A feature that automatically corrects common spelling errors
Used to replace text in your document by keying the word that you want to replace and the word that should replace it
When paragraphs are lined up along a document's lef tor right margins
Symbols, shapes, or images such as dots, diamonds, or arrows placed in front of each item in a list to call attention to that item
A list in which each item begins with a bullet
the unique design of a set of characters, such as Arial, Trebuchet, or Comic Sans
Refers to effects such as bold, italic, and underline
A tool that allows you to copy multiple formats from one part of a document to another
The overall look of a document, including the individual characters, paragraoh, and pages
The space between the margin and the text
Measures the distance from the edge of the page to the text
A unit of measurement of how large or small characters are
Small image that can be clicke dto perform various tasks. (Sometimes called an icon)
Blinking I-pointer that shows wehre the insertion point is located
Is designed to help you quickly find a button or icon
Move a document up and down or left and right on the screen
Tells you the page you are on and the total page count
contain closely related groups
Displays the name of the current document or file
The text automatically wraps to the next l ine of the document
A bar in the lower right corner of an office program window tha tyou can use to increase or decrease hte size of the document
A button that can be turned on by clicking it once, and then off by clicking it again
Software program that includes toold for entering, editing, and formattingtext and graphic
The amount of pace between lines of text
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.
All of our templates can be exported into Microsoft Word to easily print, or you can save your work as a PDF to print for the entire class. Your puzzles get saved into your account for easy access and printing in the future, so you don’t need to worry about saving them at work or at home!
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.