BHM Crosspatch 08

BHM Crosspatch 08

BHM Crosspatch 08 For Google Apps
BHM Crosspatch 08

Free, fun and engaging Black History Month crosspatch puzzle that supports vocabulary building and encourages students to use a variety of problem solving strategies (see list below) to complete the puzzle. Crosspatch puzzles like crossword puzzles. There are a couple of main differences:
1) the clues are exclusively word clues, and
2) list of words are not organized in any order.

To solve the puzzle, students need to fill-in-the-blanks with the correct words.

Download the free puzzle to print and/or copy the file to your computer to complete is using Google Apps version.

Problem solving strategies to solve the puzzle:
1) review the list of words to engage the brain (engages the brain)
2) organize list of 20 words by number of letters in the word (organize information)
3) identify words with the least number letters, or the most number of letters, or words with a unique number of letters (e.g. 4-letters: kind) (organize information)
4) fill-in-the-blanks that match these words (1:1 correspondence)
5) track progress by marking off words as the puzzle blanks are filled (elimination)
6) fill-in-the-blanks with word clues whose words match letter intersection points in the puzzle (using prior knowledge with regular crossword puzzles)
7) use trial and error as needed to complete the puzzle