the beat created by a poems pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
emphasized when the syllable is spoken
not emphasized when the syllable is spoken
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words, as in pool, rule, and fool
a group of lines that work together to express a central idea
like a narrator of a story, this is the voice of the poem
the use of any element of language - a sound, word, phrase, or sentence - more than once
the repetition of similar consonant sounds at the beginnings of words
the use of words to imitate sounds
the feelings and associations a word evokes in people
the dictionary definition of a word
a writer's attitude toward his or her subject
language that appeals to the five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch
writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally
compares two unlike things using the words like or as
compares two unlike things without using the words like or as
gives human qualities to something that is not human
is an extreme exaggeration
the message or insight about life the poem conveys
a poem that tells a story in verse
a poem that expresses the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker, often in highly musical verses
a poem that is shaped to look like its subject
a Japanese form of poetry about nature, made up of three lines. the first and third lines have 5 syllables, the second line has 7
a humorous, rhyming five-line poem with a specific rhythm and pattern of rhyme
a poem that does not have a strict structure, regular rhythm, or pattern of rhyme
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.