Puzzles make a great option for new vocab and review. It’s a great hands-on opportunity for high school students! Here’s one example…
UPDATE BY KARA: Asking a tough question here… how can this be done without translating? Maybe match numbers with an item (eggs = 12, bicycle = 2), feelings with events (happy = birthday), ordering (Monday, ___, Wednesday = Tuesday), thing and purpose (pencil is for = writing), place and items (restaurant = meals, library = books), finish the sentence (Good… = morning!), etc. Any other ideas??
Got a template or a link for these?
Tarsia puzzle creator is perfect for this. You can make big octagons with 36 word pairs. It is designed for maths, but when you click on text, on one of the drop down menus, you can write several words instead of just one. My students love it!
Thanks for sharing Adie!
Got one! Thanks to Cathy Green. http://db.tt/xD2RNVh4
Do you make the puzzles for the students or have them do it?
I’ve made a few sets but I let students make them if they want! If they look good, I’ll add them to the class puzzle box! Why not?
Any chance for a new template for this activity? The one you have linked here no longer works
Try this free download:
I love to do puzzles with synonyms and antonyms and with sentence starters and finishers. This is especially great for CI with things like the subjunctive with conjunctions, and for attending to meaning with subject verb agreement along with sentences that make sense: Think of things that may include things that kids do and things that adults do plus subject-verb agreement!
Right now we are in the “celebrations” unit, so I have a puzzle that reviews parties and either where they are celebrated, when, or special details. The kids love them!