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Title Instructions / Description Sample Puzzle Hints Difficulty
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
Tom Sawyer so large or great that it amazes you. feeling or showing a desire not to do what someone has told or ordered you to do . sad because a family member or friend has recently dies. the loud ringing of bells; a loud sound or series of sounds. movement of an airplane, ship, etc., to the left or right; especially unwanted left or right movement. Big
Language Features Drawing parallels or comparisons between unrelated or dissimilar things. Exaggerated language. Attaching human attributes to inanimate objects, phenomena and animals. Words that sound like their descriptions, eg. bang. When two things are compared using 'as' or 'like'. Hard
History of Literature What is the name of this part of North-West England described in I Wandered as a Lonely Cloud.. one unstressed syllable followed by one stressed syllable. All European languages are derived from one language family named .... Which flowers are described in I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud?. funny plays with happy endings. Very Difficult
Virginia Hamilton Type of literature she wrote. State she was born. People she wrote books for. Medal won in 1975. The People Could Fly was a black American _________. Big
The Building Block of Good Writing! A puzzle that re-enforces our understanding of several of writing's components Software that cannot be 100% depended upon for correct spelling . Not following what is the #1 reason students lose points . Name of a person, place, or thing in a sentence . A body of writing made up of several sentences . A sentence has three parts: a noun, verb (predicate), and ______ . Big
Features of Spoken Language Terminology Long political darkness - all fired up and ready to go. 'we' 'our' . Repetition of phrases at the start of paragraphs - There is something happening in America. The art of speech making. Placing opposite meaning together - corridors of shame - pathway to success. Big
Poetry 1914-1918. famous Australian poem. bushranger. big rock. place Australians fought in WWI. Hard
Skills to Know put the skill that matches the example that has the clue in it this skill is your own personal belief and can change all the time no proof needed. this skill may ask you about the solution to the conflict. this skill uses words such as unlike disimilar different. this skill asks you to make a gues as to what might happen next or probably happen. this skill asks you to find what the passage or paragraph is mostly about. Big
From Macbeth tending to cause of death or serious injury. the internal organs. of no danger to health. one that has supreme authority, autonomous, self government . the quality of being more noticeable than anything else. Hard
Raisin in the Sun, Act 3. middle-class, often used as an insult. daydream. something written about a dead person. someone who dies for a belief. to lie or kneel while begging. Big
Merchant of Venice Inflexible; stubbornly refusing to change ones opinion.. Apart; away from. Destably; disgustingly; horridly. Extremely wasteful. A speech . Hard
Parts of Speech Write the best word for each sentence. The s.............. of the sentence comes before the verb.. I d........... come to class yesterday. I was absent.. A p............. noun always has a capital because it is the name of something.. They w......... happy yesterday.. He/She d............. work in the classroom everyday.. Hard
Poetry Words Describes one thing as if it were something else. Language that is not meant to be taken literally. Gives human qualities to a nonjuan subject. The use of words that imitate sounds like splat, hiss, and gurgle. A line or group of lines in a poem that is repeated at regular intervals. Big
Short Story Motivation This is the highest point of interest and turning point of the story. It is the controlling idea or the central insight of the story. Essential part of a plot that is the beginning of the story. Element of a literary piece that takes part of the action. The systematic chain of events in a story. Big
Writing Techniques Hints about what will happen next in a story. Compares two things without using the words like or as. A concrete object used to represent an idea. Exaggeration used to emphasize a point. Putting two words or ideas close together to create a contrasting of ideas. Hard
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