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Title Instructions / Description Puzzle Words Difficulty Word Direction
STORY OF THE AGED MOTHER ANXIOUS, BARBAROUS, DESPOTIC, GOURD, HEED, HERALD, INJUNCTION, SHRIVELLED, STEEP, SUMMIT Teenage Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Superheroes AQUAMAN, ARCHANGEL, BATMAN, BEAST, BLOB, CANNONBALL, CAPTAIN AMERICA, CATWOMAN, COLOSSUS, CYCLOPS, DAREDEVIL, FALCON, GAMBIT, GREEN LANTERN, HAWKEYE, HAWKMAN, HULK, HUMAN TORCH, HURCULES, ICEMAN, INVISIBLE WOMAN, IRON MAN, JOKER, MAGNETO, MR FANTASTIC, MRS MARVEL, MYSTIQUE, NAMOR, NIGHT CRAWLER, NORTHSTAR, PROFESSOR X, QUICKSILVER, ROCKSLIDE, ROGUE, SANDMAN, SCARLET WITCH, SILVER SURFER, SPIDERMAN, STORM, SUNSPOT, SUPERBOY, SUPERGIRL, SUPERMAN, THE PHANTOM, THING, THOR, VISION, WASP, WOLVERINE, WONDER WOMAN Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Swan Lake BALLET, DANCE, LAKE, LOVE, MARRY, ODETTE, ODILE, POINTE, PRINCE, PRINCESS, ROTHBART, SPELL, SWAN, TCHAIKOVSKY, TUTU Teenage Forward and Backward
Synonyms ALLOW, AMAZED, ARRIVE, CAUTIOUS, CLOSE, CORRECT, COSTLY, DAMP, DEPART, DESCEND, DESIRE, ERROR, FOE, FORTUNATE, FRAGMENT, FURIOUS, GUARD, HALT, HARM, IMPOLITE, INFANT, LOCATE, PURCHASE, RAPID, REPAIR, RISE, SLIM, SOLUTION, SUMMIT, WEALTHY Teenage Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Synonyms and Antonymns Identify which words are synonyms to each other or antonyms, then see if you can identify them in the word search puzzle AIM, ASLEEP, AWAKE, BENT, BUY, FAST, HOME, HOUSE, POINT, SELL, SPEEDY, STRAIGHT, THROW, TOSS Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Synonyms and Antonyms ADEQUATE, ADMITTED, APPROVAL, BACKWARD, CONCEAL, CONCLUSION, CONFESSED, CRITICISM, DISGUISE, EXCEPTIONAL, FOE, FORWARD, GENEROUS, INTRODUCTION, PERMANENT, RIVAL, STINGY, SUFFICIENT, TEMPORARY, TYPICAL Teenage Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Tall Tales of Davy Crockett ALAMO, ALLIGATOR, BEAR, COMET, CONGRESS, COONSKIN, CRITTER, CROCKETT, DEFENDER, FRONTIERSMAN, HAT, RIFLE, SOLDIER, TENNESSEE, TEXAS, WOODSMAN Older Children Forward Only
The Art of Language find and circle these words ALLEGORY, ANALOGY, ANECDOTE, BALLAD, CHARACATER, CLIMAX, COUPLET, DIALECT, DIALOGUE, DRAMA, EPIC, FABLE, FORESHADOWING, GENRE, IMAGERY, MONOLOGUE, MOOD, PARADOX, PERSONA, PLOT, SETTING, SONNET, STANZA, TONE Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas ADVENTURES, BERLIN, BRUNO, CAMP, FENCE, GASCHAMBER, GERMANY, GRETEL, JEWISH, MARIA, NAZI, OUTWITH, PAJAMAS, POLAND, SHMUEL Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
The Crucible Act II AMBIGUOUS, AMELIORATE, ASSERT, ASSESS, CONDESCENDING, CONTRADICT, CRONE, DEPICT, EVALUATE, JUSTIFY, LADLE, LOFTILY, MAGISTRATE, MONGREL, OMIT, PERPLEXED, PRODDING, REFLECT, REPRIMANDING, SHUDDERY Adult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
THE GIVING TREE APPLE, BOAT, BOY, BRANCH, GIVING, HOUSE, LOVE, REST, SHARE, STUMP, TREE, TRUNK Young Kids Forward and Backward
the hunger games BEETEE, CATO, CINNA, FINNICK, FOXFACE, HAYMITCH, KATNISS, PEETA, PLUTARCHHEAVENSBEE, PRIMROSE, RUE, WIRESS Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
the kid of the polk street school ASSIGNMENT, AUDITORIUM, COPY, FAUCET, FROWNED, GLANCED, GULPED, IGANTIC, MAGAZINE, PASTE, READING, REMEMBERED, SCRUNCHED, SMALL, SQUEEZED, TWIRLED, WIGGLED, WONDERED Young Kids Forward, Backward, Diagonal
The Life of Emily Pauline Johnson CONTESTED, CULPRIT, DEPRIVED, EMPLOYED, GRIMLY, HERITAGE, INDOMITABLE, MENTOR, MIRACULOUS, OBSCURITY, ORATOR, PROXIMITY, PURSUIT, SCHOLASTIC, TUMULT Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
The Lightning Thief This is a word search that is fun and enjoyable. BETRAYED, BOUNDARIES, CAFFEINE, CAREENED, DESPITE, DRIFTED, INSTINCTIVELY, MATERIALIZED, MUMBLED, MUTTERED, PELTING, POSTPONE, RESTRAINED, SCRUFFY, SCYTHE, SHRUGGED, SLOSHED, SYMPATHETIC, UNANIMOUS, WAILED Older Children Forward and Backward
The Necklace Words from The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant ANTECHAMBER, ANXIOUS, ARTISANS, BALL, BLUNDER, CASTE, CHARMING, CLASS, DESPAIR, DIAMOND, DISTINCTION, DOWRY, ENVIOUS, ENVY, EXPECTATIONS, FIVE HUNDRED FRANCS, GREEDY, GRIEF, GUY, INSCRUTABLE, INSTINCTIVE, JEWELRY, KEENLY, LOISEL, MADAME FORESTIER, MAID, MARRIAGE, MATERIALISTIC, MATHILDE, MAUPASSANT, MINISTRY, MISERY, MURMUR, NEW DRESS, NIMBLENESS, ORIENTAL, POOR, REGRET, RICH, SADNESS, SHORT STORY, SLUM, SUFFERINGG, TAPESTRIES, THE NECKLACE, TRIFLE, UNHAPPPY, UNSATISFIED, WEDDED, WEEP Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
The Role of Grammar ABSTRACT, BEGIN, COMMUNICATE, COMPETENCE, CONNECTING, COPY, EFFECTIVE, ENGLISH, GRAMMAR, GRAMMATICAL, GREATER, GUIDANCE, INSTRUCTION, INTUITIVELY, KNOWLEDGE, LANGUAGE, LEARN, MAKE, MEANING, NATIVE, ORAL, PASTE, PEOPLE, PUTTING, READ, RULE, SENTENCE, SMALL, SOUND, SPEAK, STRUCTURE, STUDENT, SYSTEM, TEACHER, TERMINOLOGY, TRANSFER, WAYS, WORD, WRITE, WRITTEN Hard Forward, Backward, Diagonal
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty AUTHORS PURPOSE, CAPTAIN, CARBORUNDUM, CHARACTER, COMMANDER, CONFLICT, CRAVEN, DAYDREAMS, DEFENDANT, DERISIVE, DISTRAUGHT, DUCT, DYNAMIC CHARACTER, EXTRA CREDIT, FIRING SQUAD, FLAT CHARACTER, HAGGARD, HYDROPLANE, INITIATIVE, INSCRUTABLE, INSINUATING, INSOLENT, JAMES THURBER, MRS MITTY, NEWSBOY, PANDEMONIUM, PUPPY BISCUIT, REFERENDUM, ROUND CHARACTER, ROYAL AIR FORCE, SHORT STORY, STATIC CHARACTER, SURGEON, TRIAL, VAULT, WALTER MITTY, WATERBURY Hard Forward, Backward, Diagonal
The Sentence BASE, COMPLETE, DECLARATIVE, EXCLAMATORY, FRAGMENT, IMPERATIVE, INTERROGATIVE, PHRASE, PREDICATE, SENTENCE, SIMPLE, SUBJECT, VERB Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
THE SPIDER AND THE WASP ADEQUATELY, AGGRESSIVE, DIMENSIONS, EFFICIENT, GHASTLY, HOSTILE, INFLICT, INITIATIVE, INSTINCTIVE, INSUFFICIENT, MANEUVERING, PERSISTENT, RUTHLESS, SOLITUDE, TARANTULA, VIGOROUSLY Young Kids Forward, Backward, Diagonal
The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe Find the words from the short story (8th-grade level) ACUTE, BLOOD, BRAIN, CALMLY, COLD, CONCEIVED, DAY, DEGREES, DESIRE, DESTROYED, DISEASE, DREADFULLY, DULLED, EARTH, ENTERED, EYE, FELL, FILM, FOREVER, GOLD, GRADUALLY, HAUNTED, HEALTHILY, HEARD, HEARING, HEARKEN, HEAVEN, HELL, IDEA, IMPOSSIBLE, INSULT, LIFE, MAD, MADE, MAN, MIND, NERVOUS, NIGHT, OBJECT, OBSERVE, PALE, PASSION, RID, SENSE, SHARPENED, STORY, THING, TRUE, VULTURE, WRONGED Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
the vitorian times ALBERT, CARRIGE, CHILDREN, CLOTHES, CORNATION, CROWN, DRESSES, HORSE, PALES, POOR, PRINCE, QUEEN, RICH, RING, ROBE, SCHOOL, SHAWL, THROWN, VICTORIA, WAR Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
The Whipping Boy ALPHABET, ASSIGNMENT, CASTLE, CHAMBER, FEAST, HORACE, JEMMY, KING, MASTER, NAME, ORPHAN, PASTE, PECKWIT, PRINCE, READING, SMALL, SPANK, TUTOR, WHIP Young Kids Forward, Backward, Diagonal
The Witch of Blackbird Pond AFFLICTED, AFFRONT, AGHAST, AUSPICIOUSLY, CADENCE, COAXED, CONDENSATION, CONSPICUOUS, CONVULSED, DAMASK, DEMURELY, DIVINITYNON, DUBIOUSLY, FULSOME, GILT EDGED, GRUDGINGLY, HYPOCRITE, IMPLACABLE, INDULGENTLY, INEXORABLY, INFECTIOUS, MENACINGLY, MODISH, NOTORIOUS, PILLORY, PLACATING, PLUSSED, POMPOUS, POPISH, RANKED, RAPT, RASPED, RECOILED, SEPULCHER, STAIDNESS, STOCKS, SULKY, TACTLESSNESS, TIMOROUS, TURRET, UNDULATED, VERITABLE Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Twas the Night Before Christmas All of the following words appear in the poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' AROSE, ASHES, BELLY, BLITZEN, BUNDLE, CHERRY, CHIMNEY, CHRISTMAS, CLATTER, COMET, CUPID, DANCER, DASH, DASHER, DONNER, JELLY, KERCHIEF, LUSTRE, MOUSE, NESTLED, OBSTACLE, PEDDLER, PRANCER, REINDEER, ROOF, SASH, SHUTTER, SLEIGH, SOOT, ST NICHOLAS, STOCKINGS, SUGAR PLUMS, THISTLE, TWAS, TWINKLING, VIXEN, WHISTLE, WREATH Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Two Roads Poem by Robert Frost AGE, BACK, BENT, BLACK, CLAIM, DAY, DIFFERENCE, DIVERGED, DOUBTED, EQUALLY, FAIR, GRASSY, KNOWING, LAY, LEAD, LEAVE, LONG, LOOKED, MADE, MARKED, MORNING, PASSING, PERHAP, ROAD, SIGH, STEP, STOOD, TELLING, TRAVEL, TRODDEN, UNDERGROWTH, WANTED, WEAR, WOOD, WORN, YELLOW Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Why Monkeys Live in Trees ABRUPTLY, BELLOWED, CHARACTERS, CHICKENS, CROW, CUSTOMS, DIALECT, DISMAY, DISTRESS, FANTASY, FICTION, FOLKTALE, GORILLA, HIPPOPOTAMUS, HYPERBOLE, INCIDENTS, IRONY, LEOPARD, LION, MONKEY, NONFICTION, PERSONIFICATION, REFLECTION, REGALLY, SEMICIRCLE, SIMILE, SOMERSAULT, VENNDIAGRAM Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Why Nobody Pets the Lion at the Zoo Words go forward, backward and diagonal ADAM, BACK, BEGAN, BENEATH, BIT, BITE, BITING, BOTHERED, CLOSER, EYE, FIND, FIT, GOLD, GROWL, HEART, LION, MAN, MORNING, PET, SHY, SUSPECT, TAUGHT, TEETH, TREAT, TROUBLE, TRUE, TRUST, WON, WORLD Young Kids Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Wicked Wordsearch Try to find all the words. GOOD LUCK!!! BLACK DEATH, GLOBE, HAMLET, HENRY IV, JUILET, KINGS MEN, MACBETH, OTHELLO, RICHARD III, SHAKESPEARE, STRATFORD UPON AVON, WILLIAM Teenage Forward, Backward, Diagonal
William Shakespeare AMBITION, AUTHOR, BETRAYAL, BOLD, CONFLICT, DIALOG, DICKENS, DRAMA, ENGLISH, ETERNAL, EXPOSITION, FAME, FORUM, GENIUS, GENRE, GLOBE, HAMLET, HUMOR, INFLUENCE, JULIET, LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, LYRIC, MACBETH, MELVILLE, NARRATIVE, NEOLOGISMS, PHILOSOPHY, PLAYWRIGHT, POETRY, RHETORIC, ROMANCE, ROMEO, SCENE, SHAKESPEARE, SOLILOQUY, SONNET, SYMBOLISM, THEATER, THEATRICAL, TRAGEDY, VERSE, WESTERN, WILLIAM, WISDOM Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Wole Soyinka ACTION, ACTOR, AFRICAN, BASE, BORN, CAMBRIDGE, CIVIL, COLLEGE, COMEDY, COURT, DANCE, DOCTORATE, DRAMA, ENGLAND, ENGLISH, FIRE, GOVERNMENT, GREAT, GROUP, IBADAN, IRISH, IRON, LAGOS, LANGUAGE, LIGHT, LITERARY, LITERATURE, LONDON, MARKED, MUSIC, NIGERIA, PART, PLAYS, POPULAR, PROFESSOR, REBEL, SOYINKA, STUDY, SYNGE, THEATRE, TIME, UNIVERSITY, WAR, WORD, WORK, WRITE, WRITING, YALE, YEAR, YORUBA Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Words Made Up By Dr. Seuss BARBALOOTS, BIRD, DIFFENDOOFER, FIFFERFEFFERFEFF, FLOOB BOOBER BAB BOOBER B, FLUNNEL, GAFLUPPTED, GRICKLYGRUTCUS, GRINCH, GUFF, HAKKENKRAKS, HAM IKKA SCHNIM IKKA SCHN, HORTON, JERTAIN, JIBBOO, JILL IKKA JAST, JOGGOONS, KITES, KWEET, LORAX, MURKYMOOSHY, NANUPP, NERD, NIZZARDS, ONCELER, OOBLECK, QUIMNEY, RINKRINKERFINK, SCHLOPP, SHOOK, SNEETCHES, SNUV, SOLLASALLEW, SPAZZIM, SQUITCH, THIDWICK, THING ONE AND THING TWO, THNEEDS, TRUFFLATREE, VIPPER, WHISPERMAPHONE, WOCKET, WUMBUS, YEKKO, YERTLE, YUZZ A MA TUZZ, ZATZIT, ZILLOW, ZIZZERZAZZERZUZZ, ZLOCK Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Writer ALPHABET, ARTICLE, AUTHOR, BIOGRAPHY, BOOK, CHARACTER, CHLICHE, CONVERSATION, COPYRIGHT, COVER, CREATIVE, DEADLINE, DESIGN, DIALOGUE, DICTIONARY, DRAFT, DRAMA, EDIT, EDITOR, FANTASY, FONT, GENRE, JOURNAL, JOURNALIST, LETTER, LIST, LITERATURE, LYRIC, MELODY, MUSIC, NAME, NOTE, NOVEL, NOVELIST, PAPER, PENCIL, POEM, POET, POETRY, READ, RESEARCH, RHYME, SENTENCE, SONG, STORY, TEXT, TITLE, VERSE, WORD, WRITE Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Writing ACTIONS, ANTARCTICA, AVERAGE, BREED, CHARACTERS, COMPARE, DETAILS, DRAFT, EDIT, FICTION, FOLKTALE, FROZEN, ORGANIZE, PARTNER, PLOT, PREWRITE, PROCESS, PUBLISH, REVISE, SETTING, TRADE Adult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Writing ANTAGONIST, AUTHOR PURPOSE, CHARACTER, CLIMAX, CONFLICT, EXPOSITION, FALLING ACTION, HYPERBOLE, METAPHOR, MOOD, PERSONIFICATION, PLOT, POINT OF VIEW, PROTAGONIST, RESOLUTION, RISING ACTION, SETTING, SIMILE, SYMBOLISM, THEME, TONE Adult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Writing ARTICLE, AUTHOR, CHARACTERS, CONCLUSION, DOUBLE SPACE, EVALUATION, EXPERT, FACTS, FORMAT, INDENT, MLA, PARAGRAPHS, SOURCE, THESIS STATEMENT, TITLE, WEB ADDRESS Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Writing ALLITERATION, BODY, BRAINSTORM, CHOOSE, COMPUTER, CONCLUSION, DETAILS, DIAGRAM, EDIT, EXAMPLES, EXPLANATORY, EXPOSITORY, FACTS, FIRST, GRAMMAR, GRAPHIC, HOW TO, HYPERBOLE, METAPHOR, NARRATIVE, NEXT, OPENING, PAPER, PARAGRAPHS, PEN, PERSUASIVE, PLAN, PROOFREAD, REREAD, SECOND, SENTENCES, SIDE, SIMILE, STATEMENTS, STORIES, SUMMARY, THINKING, TRANSITIONS, TYPES, WEB Hard Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Writing ACTION, AUDIENCE, AUTOBIOGRAPHY, BRAINSTORM, CHARACTERS, CLASSROOM, COMEDY, COMPARE, CONFLICT, CONTRAST, CREATIVE, DETAILS, DIALOGUE, DRAFT, DRAMA, EDIT, EFFORT, EMOTIONAL, ERASE, EXPRESSIVE, FICTION, FOLKTALE, HUMOR, LOVE, MOOD, NONFICTION, ORGANIZE, PAGE, PARAGRAPH, PARTNER, PEN, PENCIL, PERSISTENCE, PLOT, POETRY, PREWRITE, PROCESS, PUBLISH, QUOTATIONS, RESOLUTION, REVISE, SEQUENCE, SETTING, SOLILOQUY, TEACHER, THEME, TITLE, TONE, TYPING, WRITING Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Writing Ingredients ADJECTIVE, ADVERB, CAPITAL LETTERS, CONNECTIVE, CONTRACTION, FINGER SPACES, FRONTED ADVERBIAL, OPENER, PUNCTUATION, SPEECH MARKS Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Writing Terms ADAGE, ADVERTISEMENT, AFFIX, ALLITERATION, ANALOGY, ANALYSIS, ANALYZE, ANTONYM, ARTICLE, AUTOBIOGRAPHY, BIOGRAPHY, CATEGORIZE, CAUSE AND EFFECT, CHARACTERISTIC, CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, COMPREHENSION, CONCLUDE, CREATE, DESCRIBE, DESIGN, DIAGRAM, DRAMA, EFFECT, EVALUATE, EXPRESSION, FABLE, FICTION, FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE, FREE VERSE, GENRE, GRAPHIC ORGANIZER, HISTORICAL EVENT, HISTORICAL FICTION, IDENTITY, IDIOM, INFERENCE, ITALICS, JUDGE, JUSTIFY, LITERARY NONFICTION, MESSAGE, MYTH, NONFICTION, ONOMATOPOEIA, PARAPHRASE, PERSONIFICATION, PERSUADE, POINT OF VIEW, PREDICTION, RHYME SCHEME Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal

 
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