As a teacher, you want to create homework assignments and classroom activities that are both fun and help your students learn. And with good reason! When students are having fun they are more likely to remember what they learn. When they're entertained students are less likely to misbehave. On top of these great reasons, class will be more interesting for you. Don't you want a change to the normal routine? With a crossword puzzle maker it is easy.
Crossword puzzles can be used a variety of ways in the classroom:
- At every grade level students learn new vocabulary words or have spelling lists. Teachers have a series of assignments they use to drill these words into their students' head. Writing them five times, using them in a sentence, listing synonyms, etc. Why not add a crossword puzzle to the bag of tricks? Since you already have the words and the definitions, it would take just seconds to make one.
- Take the same idea out of English class and into any other subject. Do students have a list of terms to learn for science class? Maybe a list of dates or famous people in history? Wouldn't crossword puzzles be a fun way to memorize those new facts?
- Crossword puzzles don't have to be limited to words. You can also make number crossword puzzles for math class. Each answer is a number (at least two digits), and each clue is a math problem. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or even higher math (maybe the answer to 8 down is 5 characters "s i n 2 π").
- Not everything has to be so serious. Crossword puzzles can be a fun holiday activity. Or keep a few more generic crosswords in stock for when you need to kill some time. You'll be glad you did when a student shows up really early one day or when you unexpectedly need to turn to a substitute teacher.
You want to make fun worksheets, but you don't need to add more work to your schedule. That's why CrosswordPuzzleMaker.org makes it so easy for you to make your own crossword puzzles.