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Crossword Challenge

 

SUBMITTED BY Raymond Corrigan

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY:  Jesse Noble's Review Crossword & theteacherscorner.net

EDITED BY: まだ

GRAMMAR: Review Activity (grade 1-3)

 

DATE ADDED: May 31, 2010

 

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Three crossword puzzles per semester, covering almost all the vocabulary from the New Horizon textbooks. Students must translate and fill in the blanks to finish.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  1. After handing out one of the crosswords (verbs, nouns, etc.), have the sudents:
    • A.) Translate from English to Japanese
    • B.) Translate from Japanese to English.
    • C.) Fill-in-the-blanks.
  2. Use your own judgement to decide if and when to allow textbooks (e.g. 5-10 minutes in). Aim to have students recall as much as they can but keep in mind that it is better for them to look up a comletely forgotten word than waste five minutes stressing about it.
  3. Repeat from Step 1 with another crossword worksheet.

 

VARIATIONS:

  • For vocabulary from the Sunshine textbook, see Jesse Noble`s Review Crossword (designed for the Sunshine series).

 

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:

  • I have been selective in the words I excluded. I have excluded most words which are almost the same in Japanese as they are in English. I have also excluded some words which most students already know from elementary school (Japan, weather, time etc...)
  • For lower-level classes:
    • Allow students to use textbooks earlier.
    • Allow students to work in pairs.
    • Fill in a few letters in the crossword before class.
    • Tell students the page number where they can find fill-in-the-blank sentence structures. NOTE: Pages are listed in the answer key.

 

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