This fun puzzle is created for student interaction. Here are some ideas to make puzzles an engaging and memorable way to learn new vocabulary and sight words.
1. Project the word puzzle activity on a classroom wall, white board, or Smart Board for whole class participation. As students solve the puzzles, you can type the answers using your keyboard so all can see the puzzle solutions evolve on the screen, or get students physically engaged by having them mark-up the giant puzzle on the white board with dry erase markers.
2. Have students complete the puzzle online and track their work. Just click on the Quick Assign menu on the left side of this web page to set up the assignment for your class to start using immediately.
3. After demonstrating how the puzzle works a few times as a whole class, allow individual students or small groups to try other puzzles on PBS LearningMedia to learn vocabulary on topics that interest them by searching www.pbsstudents.org for "word search puzzle" and "crossword puzzle".
As with all Internet activities, clearly demonstrate what students are expected to do the puzzle and monitor students closely while they are online to keep them on task.
The Lesson Builder allows you to combine videos, images and documents from PBS LearningMedia with an interactive quiz, and share it with your students using a URL or Assignment Code. Want to learn more? Watch this short video for a quick overview.
Create a media-rich Storyboard to share with your class. Or, assign a project for your students to produce their own storyboard and illustrate concepts that they have learned. Watch this short video to see how it works.
By making a Student Storyboard, your class can demonstrate mastery of content by creating and authoring their own media that uses existing PBS LearningMedia video assets. The Student Storyboard tool is a hands-on, interactive culminating activity that allows your students to apply, reinforce, and demonstrate what they have learned during the lesson. Students can participate in collaborative, problem-solving projects that involve information searches, group creations and virtual gatherings.
Assign directly to your students using the code or link above, without having them log in. Simply tell your students to go to
www.pbsstudents.org and enter the Assignment Code, or click on the Assignment URL to share the assignment as a link.