BHM Wordangle Puzzle-12

BHM Wordangle Puzzle-12

BHM Wordangle Puzzle-12 For Google Apps
BHM Wordangle Puzzle-12

Here is a teacher resource to support Black History Month English Language Arts curriculum. Fun and interactive Black History Month wordangle puzzle engages students' brains as they work to solve the puzzle. Word angle puzzles, similar to word searches, usually include one right hand turn in the letter paths. Some, but not all, letter paths cross. Puzzle is suitable for students in grades 5-8 in all learning environments: virtual learning, hybrid and in-person classrooms, homeschooling, tutoring, differentiated and independent classrooms. No letter hints provided.

Puzzles in the classroom are great for:
-early finishers
-formative assessments
-helping to improve working memory skills

To complete the printable version of the puzzle:
-download puzzle to print
-review the list of words in the word bank
-locate words hidden in the grid
-trace the letter paths remembering that most words have one right hand turn
-some letter paths may cross

To complete the Google Slides™ version of the puzzle:
-copy the file to the computer
-review the list of words
-locate words hidden in the grid
-use the line tool (or the shapes tool with color set to transparent) to trace the letter paths for each word; OR use the scribble tool to trace letter paths
-remember that most words have one right hand turn and some letter paths may cross

How to use puzzles in the classroom:
- vocabulary activity: record smaller words within a larger word (e.g. use the word clue, equal rights. How many smaller words can be found in this one word?) (visual acuity, compare/contrast known words with what letters are available)
- activate prior knowledge: use puzzle to introduce Black History Month
- augment English language arts curriculum: include the list of words as writing prompts for research topics, report and/or debate writing
- complement English language arts curriculum: students organize the words into different categories based on category: number of letters in the word, part of speech, person/place/thing (requires organizational skills/supports visual acuity)
- support creativity: engage students' creativity by encouraging them to construct their own word search puzzles blank word search grids found here: blank word search (engages creativity)