Tips & Tricks for Making Them Online for FREE
the years I've used a few pieces of wordsearch puzzle creation software
but now it is easier to make them online. You just visit a website the website
below and you or the students can create puzzles to help with spelling skills.
for the activities:
the children create a find-a-word puzzle:*
from their spelling words.
* on vocabulary associated with an area of study
at home using this website with a parent or carer
* on a story or novel they
* for their friends to solve
* for another class in the school
as a learning centre activity
* from a collection of individual speeling mistakes
* from a word family they are focusing on.
I've Discovered Over the Years -
* Have the children compose their list of words in a word processor and use
the spell check. Once this is complete copy the words into the puzzle creation
interface. You'll save heaps of hassles this way :)
* Set the type of puzzle
to TEXT so you can copy & paste it into a word processor. That way you have
a bit more control over the formatting.
change the font as the letters won't line up. You can change the size.
the site to the teachers at your school..
* Set a word limit ie Your puzzle
must contain at least 10 words and no more than 15 that YOU NEED TO WORK ON. This
way the kids can identify their own spelling areas of concern.
* Have the students
print out the answers to make marking easier.
* Compose a puzzle together on
a data projector or interactive whiteboard to model the process.
* Have the
children decide on a puzzle made with this software that can be printed in the
school newsletter or uploaded to the school Intranet or Internet site.
a friend read the puzzle onscreen before printing to spot simple errors.
Have the students enter their name in the title of the puzzle.
* 20 by 20 is
not a bad size.
Visit the site and make your
own puzzles for
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