Friday, April 10, 2015

It was....intense

interlocking puzzle
Crossword Puzzles for ESL Class

For my very advanced level conversation class, I rarely play games or do things like puzzles since they are extremely self-motivated students and are very happy to straight up study. But, one day only before the midterm exam, I had a review day. I used Discovery's Free Puzzle-maker site to build a crossword puzzle focused on the grammar and vocab that would be on the midterm exam.

The puzzle was really hard and I have to say that is was the most intense 40 minutes of almost my entire life. Maybe it helped that I gave out a little prize to the top 3 pairs?  Anyway, used sparingly, puzzles can be an excellent change of pace in your classroom and the introverted types usually love it.

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