These 3 word search puzzles and 1 crossword puzzle help your students learn about Presidents Day. All the puzzles use 20 words and phrases associated with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. There are Printable and Digital versions of all the Presidents Day puzzles. Please see below for a list of the vocabulary terms used in this presidential holiday resource.
Resource at a Glance:
★ What will students learn?
* 20 vocabulary words related to the Presidents Day holiday.
★ Who is it for?
* All students but especially English Language Learners who don’t much about President George Washington or President Abraham Lincoln.
★ How does it help teachers?
* Use it to introduce lessons about Presidents Day and all American presidents, the lives of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, and/or when teaching about U.S. American history.
* Puzzles can be used for homework, in centers, as fillers, and for early finishers.
* Printable and digital versions mean it can be used both with in-person classes and distance teaching
* The digital version lets students practice some technology skills.
What you get in this product:
In the PDF file:
★ A list of materials in the PDF and Google Drive™ files (1 page)
★ Notes to the Teacher (explanatory information for teachers) (1 page)
★ Instructions for accessing the Google Drive™ materials (1 page)
★ Instructions for doing the online versions of the puzzles (4 pages)
★ 3 word search puzzles with answer keys (6 pages)
★ Word bank for the crossword puzzle (1 page)
★ 1 crossword puzzle with answer key (2 pages)
★ Copyright, related products, social media, and credits information (1 page)
★ Cover page (1 page)
In the Google Drive™ materials:
★ Instructions for doing the online versions of the puzzles (4 slides)
★ 3 word search puzzles with answer keys (6 slides)
★ Word bank for the crossword puzzle (1 slide)
★ 1 crossword puzzle with answer key (2 slides)
★ Cover page (1 slide)
The 20 vocabulary words in the word searches and the crossword puzzle deal with the lives of Presidents Washington and Lincoln. The word searches are differentiated with 3 levels of difficulty, according to the direction the words go in the puzzles, to meet the needs of all your students, including your English Language Learners. The crossword puzzle also has a word bank to go with it, if you have any students who need more support to do it. There are answer keys for all the puzzles.
The terms used in the puzzles are: Assassinated, Birthday, Cherry Tree, Emancipation, February, General, Gettysburg, Independence, Kentucky, Lawyer, Lincoln, Mary, Martha, Revolution, Slavery, Surveyor, Valley Forge, Virginia, War, Washington.
Both Print and Google Drive™ versions are provided for all the puzzles. The PDF file includes teacher notes, instructions for accessing the online materials, instructions for completing the puzzles as well as all the word searches and the crossword puzzle with their answer keys. The Google Drive™ materials include directions for using the materials, the word search puzzles and the crossword puzzle, and the answer keys for the puzzles.
Here are some suggestions for using this resource:
★ For words that may be new, you can have your students find their definitions and use those words in sentences.
★ Students can also draw pictures that illustrate the words to show their understanding.
★ More proficient students can write paragraphs or stories that include some of the words.
★ Extend your students’ learning by having them record their sentences or stories online, for speaking and technology practice.
★ Have students group the words into 2 categories: 1 about Washington and 1 about Lincoln and then explain why they classified them that way.
Your students will enjoy celebrating Presidents Day with this resource!
Thank you and happy teaching!
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