Most days in library, there are one or two individuals who have forgotten their book, or who don’t want to get a book and although I have bookmarks to color, magazines to read etc, I thought it would be nice to include a little crossword puzzle. I created a book elements crossword puzzle that not only reinforces literary vocabulary, but also could be used as:
- start of semester knowledge inventory
- end of unit review
- constructive busy work
I went to classtools.net and not only was it FREE but it was extremely easy to create! I am all about using different
gimmicks, I mean strategies, to keep kids learning.
During the summer I work at a camp in the literacy class. I try to keep it fun and by using Matt Johnson’s Bingo Baker, I was able to create 8 different bingo cards for my kidergarteners’ dolch words. Again, super easy and best of all, FREE! bingobaker.com/play/1129801