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Title Instructions / Description Sample Puzzle Hints Difficulty
Mystery Stories These are things that you might find in a detective story Someone people pay to solve crimes for them or find out information.. The person who is telling the story.. The writer who created Sherlock Holmes.. A famous, fictional, Nineteenth Century detective.. One particular example of something - often used with the words 'medical' or 'criminal'. Big
The Tempest A serious disagreement. Famous Tudor playwright. An act of revenge/to hurt someone who has hurt you. Complete loss of hope. Feeling insecure and down because you don't have what someone else does. Big
Language Techniques Reach each example and identify the part or figure of speech it represents The cat sat on the kitchen floor.. the team played well in front of so many spectators.. The child hid under the desk when the earthquake hit.. We had to cross our fingers and hope everything would be okay.. Mrs Smith yelled, 'Get out of my house!'. Very Difficult
The Interlopers Use your terms for the Interlopers and fill in the word that best defines the statement. Please spell the words correctly and make sure that your letters are easily read. a drink or potion; amount taken in one drink. having little or no importance or consequence; caused by mean spiritedness. a mixture of things not usually found together. a serious determined effort. aid; help; relief. Hard
The Crucible Having no regard for accepted rules or standards. Escape or avoid by cleverness or deceit. Militant supporter of a party, cause, faction or idea. Small group inside a large group. People who say they believe one way, but whose actions show they believe another. Big
Poetic clues If you can keep your h... when all about you / Are losing theirs and blaming it on you. My mistress' e... are nothing like the sun. I often wonder why on earth / You r... yourself so highly. They sailed away, for a year and a day / To the l... where the Bong-tree grows. Whatever h... we have got / The Maxim gun, and they have not. Big
Elements of a Short Story a struggle between two people or things in a short story. a series of events and character actions that relate to the central conflict. a character that does not change over the course of a story. takes part in the action of a short story. the time and place in which it happens. Easy
8 Parts of Speech shows how a noun or a pronoun is related to some other word in the sentence. modifies a verb, adjective, or adverb. modifies a noun or a pronoun. exclamatory word that is not related to the other words in a sentence. joins words or groups of words. Easy
Shakespeare's Sonnets The name of Shakespeare's birthplace. The number of lines in a stanza. . The last two lines of a sonnet. Shakespeare's nick name. The 'paragraphs' in poetry.. Big
Shakespeare his name . diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength. Henry IV, Part 1. 1598.. tale of a king who bequeaths his power and land to two of his three daughters, after they declare their love for him in a fawning and obsequious manner. His third daughter gets nothing, because she will not flatter him as her sisters had done. causing or feeling slight pain or physical discomfort. Romeo & Juliet. 1599. imaginary or illusory. Macbeth. 1623. Hard
A Midsummer Night's Dream Where does the potion get placed?. Who put the potion on the 4 lovers?. Who does Titania love when she is under the spell? . 'Thou art as wise thou art beautiful' . Who does Lysander betray?. Big
Parts of a Paragraph A paragraph explains ______ part of a topic. The subject of a paragraph. The concluding sentence is at the _________ of a paragraph. The controlling idea is the ______ of the topic the paragraph will explain. The explaining sentences are in the __________ of a paragraph. Big
Epic Poetry Terms The terms are to make you familiar with the unit terms. lengthy, serious narrative poem. journey both to and from the nether regions. Time order. these divine figures like to manipulate mortals. . Calling on or asking for help. Big
Story Elements the events that make up a story. the people, animals, and other individuals in a story. the emotion created in the reader by part or all of the story.. the author's attitude toward the subject of a story, a character, or towards the audience. the time and place a story takes place.. Easy
Literary Terms Let's see how many terms you can remember! this is where the problem starts leading to a resolution; also called 'denouement'. when two opposing forces go against one another; can be internal or external . vivid details and descriptions to help readers picture something; figurative language is a form of this. the sequence of events in a story and how they relate to each other. when a narrator recalls something from the past; they go 'back' to the past and then come to present tense . Hard
Epic of Gilgamesh The epic's place of origin. The god that helped Gilgamesh and Enkidu defeat the demon. The name of the people and land Gilgamesh ruled. The main goal of Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh's goddess mom. Hard
A Scandal in Bohemia inspiring disgust and loathing; repugnant. an insulting or mocking remark; a taunt. (of a place) gone through hurriedly, with things stolen and property damaged . to make more appealing by adding details or features . (of a person or mental process) intelligently analytical and clear-thinking. Hard
Fiction/Non-Fiction giving credit for information borrowed. a struggle or problem; can be internal or external. the main events of the story. information produced after the event. something that can be proved to be true. Easy
Structure Something that makes you feel nervous, anxious, or uncomfortable.. A group of words put together to create meaning, usually ending with a full stop. . The first part of a story.. The last part of a story.. A hint that something is going to happen later in the story.. Big
Features of a Persuasive Speech work out the correct answers and fill in the gaps! The repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses. e.g. 'We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall ...'. A techniques used to reinforce a point. 'You are talking to a man who has laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom, and chuckled at catastrophe' (from The Wizard of Oz) What techniques is used here?. The comparison of one thing to another often using like or as. Making reference to something or somebody that everyone is familiar with e.g. Who do you think I am? Sherlock Holmes?. Big
Macbeth The light cut through the room like a .... Macbeth's best friend. What Banquo was carrying when he and Macbeth met the witches. Macbeth's rightful title. The eponymous character. Older Children
Shakespeare's Plays Complete Shakespeare's crossword of plays Written 1605. Written between 1590 - 1593. It is my longest play written with 30,557 words. Written 1611. Written 1604. Older Children
Short Story Elements The struggle which is the basis of every story ever written. The arrangement of a series of incidents or situations that add to the complexity of the story. . The feeling aroused in a reader by the events in a story. Any one of the persons in the story. The setting is the time and place in which the story takes place. Big
Fictional Giant Monsters Main Characters: Heroes and Villains Kong's Mate. The Giant Insect-like Creatures. The Giant Mutant Dinosaur. Kong's Son. The Giant animal-plant-rock hybrid. Hard
Two Wolves What card shows detail about you?. What is the title of this book we are advertising?. What is the girls name O....?. A long bed of water?. This is the opposite to grandmother?. Big
Before They Were Authors Dr. Seuss wrote it, it has a orange furry guy.. when you feel weird about something.. Redish flakes of iorn.. Obsessed with someone.. He wrote a book called Green eggs and ham.. Hard
Literary Techniques visually descriptive or figurative language. the way the author or character shows his or her opinion to a subject. similarities and dissimilarities between two things or people. describing a non-human object with human characteristics. irectly compares two different things. The simile is usually in a phrase that includes the words 'as' or 'like.'. Big
Narrative Elements what the story is centered around; a problem or issue that the main character(s) must face or solve. what the actual story is about; the events that are unfolding over the course of the story. the person or people the story is about. events leading to the end of the story. the location of the action; where the story takes place. Big
British Literature Timeline Period that starts with WW I. The Old English Period better known as. The first name of Mr. Sensible. The opposition of reason and a characteristic of Romanticism. Main character in Le Morte d'Arthur. Hard
English Terminology Complete the crossword using the clues. A proper noun must always begin with a .... (2 words). You can use this punctuation mark to show where letters are missing or ownership.. In date order.. A sentence can be written in an active or ...... voice.. A word that describes something or someone.. Big
Persuasive Language Techniques Complete the crossword on Persuasive Language Techniques. Try not to use your book! Addressing and criticizing an opposing view.. Strong feelings actuated by experiencing love, hate etc.. Special words or expressions used by a profession or group that are difficult for others to understand.. I/you/he/she/them/we.. Presenting an idea as fact without explanation.. Big
Story Elements the problem in the story. the beginning, middle, and end. this is who will solve the problem the story is centered upon. the surroundings of the story. the characters, setting, plot, conflict, and resolution are called _______________. Easy
Literary Elements Word pictures that the author uses to evoke an emotional response in a reader. . The school day lasts an eternity!! . A conclusion abed on evidence given and your own personal experience. . When the narrator uses the word 'I' throughout the story, this is ________ ________. . If Ms. Horton says, 'I would study these terms! You never know when you'll have a quiz!' in a high pitched voice.. Hard
Song of Roland The Kings nephew. Where is Paris located?. The belief of more than one God. Who is the King of France?. The country France was fighting. Big
The Tragedy of Macbeth Queen of the witches. According to the witches' prophecy, will inherit the Scottish throne.. the witches showed Macbeth . Macbeth's servant. the Prince of Cumberland.. Big
Fairy Tales the problem faced by the hero. a heroine of a fairy tale who is maltreated by a malevolent stepmother. a person who is believed to practice black magic. synonym of scare. usually the ending of a fairy tale. Big
Sentence Types 'Despite the blinding snow, the freezing temperatures, and the heightened threat of polar bears, the team continued.'. 'Bring me a glass of water.'. 'You go to sleep at 9, don't you?'. 'Her moving wings ignited like tissue paper, enlarging the circle of light in the clearing.'. 'I like cheeseburgers!'. Older Children
Romeo and Juliet What Act 4 is usually called in Shakespeare's tragedies . Romeo's best friend . The Saint the Friar mentions when he talks to Romeo about his change in love . What Romeo and Juliets death cause the fueding families to make . What Romeo says he loves Juliet by, but is told by Juliet to not say that becuase it is inconsistent . Very Difficult
Short Story Terms and Devices Pictures produced by an imaging system. a biting or insightful kind of humor. The technical terminology or characteristic idiom of a special activity or group. a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain. a story about human events or actions that has not been proved nor documented in real history.. Hard
Romeo and Juliet soon after Romeo and Juliet meet they plan to get _______. what family does Romeo belong to. which family does Juliet belong to. what does the prince say is the punishment for fighting in the streets. who makes the plan and gives Juliet the sleeping potion. Very Difficult
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe Can you fill in the blanks from this famous poem? filled me with __________terrors. As of some one gently __________, __________at my chamber door.. Once upon a __________dreary. Quoth the Raven '__________'. sorrow for the lost __________. Older Children
Poems Can you name the poet? The Land of Nod. The Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Sonnet 71. Ulysses. Ode to Beauty. Hard
Famous Poets Here is their first name. What is their last name? William. Lord. Alice. Mya. Robert. Big
Poetry A comparison saying a thing is something else. When the sentence goes onto the next line. A comparison using the words like or as. 10 beats on each line. A love poem of 14 lines. Big
Robin Hood The target the gang shoots at.. Robin Hood's nephew.. The sport that Robin Hood is good at.. What Robin uses to fight with.. The town.. Older Children
Vocabulary of Poetry Use the clue to help you fill in the answer boxes in the puzzle a comparison of two seemingly unlike things. type of poem that doesn't have any specific characteristics. giving human characteristics to non-human things. ideas related to a word. line or group of lines repeated at regular intervals throughout a poem. Big
Hamlet Act IV The action or process of transporting someone or something from one place to another.. To or toward that place. Cover or fill thickly or excessively . A winged angelic being described in biblical tradition as attending on God.. A large formal assembly of people. Big
Greek Gods and Goddesses Complete to obtain by lot, by fate, or by the will of the gods. Goddess of love, beauty and desire. was the founder and first king of Thebes. is a divine hero whose homeland was Troy. He was the son of Tros . were female chthonic deities of vengeance;. Hard
Greek and Latin Roots the science of laws and lawmaking. abnormal, impaired, or incomplete functioning. of or relating to the stomach. conduct based on moral law. no longer used or active. Big
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