Landforms Freeform-06

Landforms Freeform-06

Landforms Freeform-06 For Google Apps
Landforms Freeform-06

Are you looking for a teacher, parent, care-giver resources to support kids' independent learning of landforms? Freeform crossword puzzle engages students' critical thinking skills while supporting growth and development of vocabulary. Suits students grades 3-5, home schools and as a tutoring resource.

Freeform crossword puzzle is available in both printable and Google Slide™ formats.

Solve the puzzle
Step l: review the list of word clues to engage the brain; there are no letter hints
Step 2: locate words that have the least/most/unique number of letters (e.g. peninsula, lake); fill in the blanks that match these unique numbered words
Step 3: locate words that share common letters with those letters appearing in the grid; fill in the remaining blank spaces with the word clues
Step 4: track progress by crossing off each word as it is identified

Choice board activity ideas:
-ACTIVATE students' problem solving strategies: have kids construct puzzles: word search puzzles (see link below for multiple varieties of blank grids); crossword puzzles, cryptograms, cryptolist puzzles, matching or scrambled letters puzzles
-FOSTER creativity and innovation: construct treasure maps using landforms as the locale (think outside the box): up/around an island, over/around/through(?) a canyon/iceberg, across the foothills (remember to include a legend, compass rose)
-INSPIRE originality using multi-media design strategies: brain storm ideas, plan, engineer and record (audio, audio/visual, hand drawn diagrams, use online/offline resources) construction of 3D model of a landform (student choice); include color, labels, other relevant information as required

Link to blank word search grids: blank word search grids.

Answers included in file download. Supports distance and independent learning.