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Title Instructions / Description Puzzle Words Difficulty Word Direction
Big words AILUROPHILE, ANOSPISTHOGRAPHY, AUTOHAGIOGRAPHER, BATRACHOPHAGOUS, BESCUMBER, CIRCUMAMBIENT, COLPOSINQUANONIA, CONCOMITANT, CONFLAGRATION, DELETERIOUS, DENOUEMENT, EBULIANCE, GRANDILOWUENCE, INTRANSIGENT, JUGGERNAUT, JUXTAPOSTION, LABYRINTHINE, LEGERDEMAIN, LOQUACIOUS, MAGMANIMOUS, MICROPHALLUS, MISODOCTAKLEIDIST, OBSEQUIOUS, OBSTEPEROUS, OBSTREPUOS, PERSPICACIOUS, PERTINACIOUS, PHILOSHUNCALIST, POLYPHLOISHOIAN, PRAETORIANISM, PREANTEPENULTIMATE, QUOMODOCUNQUIZE, REMONSTANCE, SACROSANT, SANCTIMONIOUS, SCOLECOPHAGOUS, SENESCENE, SESQUIPEDLIAN, SGIOMLAIREACHED, SLUBBERDEGULLION, SOMNOLENT, SURREPTITIOUS, TETRAPYLOCTOMY, TIBIALOCONCUPISCENT, TINRINNABULATION, VENTRIPOTENT, VIGESUMATION, XENOBOMBULATE, ZENZIZENZIZENZIC Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Big Words Hard ACUTE, ALASKA, ANGEL, ANGER, BRAZIL, DAB, DIAGONAL, DUBI, FACTOR, FOOTBALL, FOWARD, FRANCE, GRACE, HARRY POTTER, INSIDE, INSTRUCTIONS, IRON, IRON MAN, ISLAND, ITALY, JAMAICA, JAPAN, JOY, KINDOM, LEAD, LIT, MISSISSIPPI, MOANA, NETHERLANDS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, NEWCASTLE, OBTUSE, OUT, PENNSYLVANIA, PERFECT, PLEASE, PUZZLE, REFLEX, RIGHT, RUSSIA, SADNESS, SIMPLE, SPAIN, STRAIGHT ANGEL, TANTALUM, TEXAS, UNITED, WARTER, WASHINGTON Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Chapter 2 Word Search ACCREDITED, ACUTE, CHRONIC, CONVALESCENCE, FACILITIES, GERIATRIC, INSURANCE, INTERVENTION, LICENSING, MEDICAID, MEDICARE, OUTPATIENT, PROFESSIONAL, REHABILITATION, SURGICAL, THERAPUTIC Teenage Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Color and Identity Sight Words Highlight or circle the sight words. A, BE, BLACK, BROWN, CAN, GO, GRAY, GREEN, I, IN, INTO, IS, IT, LIKE, ME, NO, OFF, ON, ORANGE, PINK, PURPLE, RED, THE, TO, TODAY, WE, WHITE, YELLOW, YES Young Kids Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Color Then Yellow BANANAS, CAPSULES, CHAMOIS, CHEESE, CRAYON, DISHES, EGGYOLK, FLOWER, GLASS, GOLDFISH, GRAIN, HOUSE, JACKET, KITTEN, LEMON, LIGHT, LILIES, LINING, MARGARINE, MUSTARD, NOODLE, NOTEBOOK, NYLONS, PAINT, PAPER, PENCIL, PINEAPPLE, RACINGCARS, RIBBON, SAFFRON, SCHOOLBUS, SCOOTER, SHUTTERS, SPIDER, SQUASH, STOCKINGS, STRAW, SWEATER, SWISS, TABLETS, TAXICAB, THREAD, TICKETS, TISSUE, TOWEL, TULIP, TUNICS, WATERMELON, WAXBEANS, WHEAT Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Common Core Vocabulary ANALYZE ASSESS, CENTRAL IDEA KEY CONCEPT, CHARACTERIZE, COMPARE, CONTRAST, DESCRIBE, EVALUATE, ILLUSTRATE, INFER, INTERPRET, INVALIDATE, JUSTIFY, PREDICT, PRIMARY OBJECTIVE, REASONABLE, SOUND RATIONAL, SUMMARIZE, VALIDATE Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Common nouns Find the word on the list and write 10 sentences BABY, BEE, BOOK, BOOKBAG, BUG, BUS, CAFETERIA, CALCULATOR, CALENDER, CAR, CARPET, CAT, CATERPILLAR, CELULAR, CLIP, COLLAGE, COMPUTER, DESK, DOG, FAX, FLOWER, FOLDER, GLASSES, HORSE, HOUSE, MIRROR, MOUSE, NOTEBOOK, PAPER, PARK, PEN, PENCIL, PENCIL SHARPENER, PRINTER, PURSE, RESTURANT, ROOMATE, RUG, SCHOOL, SCISSOR, SHOE, STAPLER, STORE, SWEATER, TELEPHONE, TELEVISION, TOMATO, WATCH, WINDOW, YARD Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Common Prepostitions ABOUT, ABOVE, ACCORDING TO, ACROSS FROM, AFTER, AGAINST, AHEAD OF, ALONG WITH, AMONG, APART FROM, AROUND, AS, AS WELL AS, ASIDE FROM, AT, BECAUSE OF, BEFORE, BEHIND, BELOW, BENEATH, BESIDE, BETWEEN, BEYOND, BUT, BY, DESPITE, DOWN, DURING, EXCEPT, FOR, FROM, IN ADDITION TO, IN FRONT OF, IN SPITE OF, INSTEAD OF, INTO, LIKE, NEAR, NEXT TO, OFF, ON TOP OF, ONTO, OUT, OVER, PAST, SINCE, THROUGH, THROUGHOUT, TOWARD, UNDERNEATH Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Common Words ARE, BUT, DID, HER, HIS, OUR, OUT, SAID, SEE, THAT, THE, THEY, TWO, WAS, WHO, WITH, YOU Easy Forward Only
Common Words ABOUT, ARE, COULD, HAS, HAVE, ONE, OR, OTHER, OUT, THEIR, THEM, THESE, USE, WILL Young Kids Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Comparing Words All of the words hidden in this puzzle are used when comparing and contrasting. ALIKE, ALTHOUGH, ASWELL, BOTH, COMMON, COMPARE, CONTRARY, CONTRAST, DIFFER, HOWEVER, IMPORTANT, INSTEAD, LIKE, OPPOSITE, SAME, SHARE, SIMILAR, UNLIKE, WHEREAS, WHILE, YET Teenage Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Compound Fun The words will be FORWARD,BACKWARDS, and DIAGONAL! BASEBALL, CANNOT, CLASSROOM, EVERYWHERE, INSIDE, INTO, MAYBE, MYSELF, NOBODY, NOTHING, OUTSIDE, PANCAKE, PLAYGROUND, SOMEONE, SUNSHINE, UPON Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Consonant Blends BLACK, BROWN, BURST, CLAP, CROP, CRUM, CRUST, DRAG, DROP, DRUM, FLAG, GLIDE, GRADE, JUST, LAST, PLACE, PLANT, PLUM, SKIN, SPIN, STAGE, STOP, SWIM, TEST Simple Forward Only
Controlled Vowel Combinations ADJOURNED, AERIAL, AEROBIC, AERONAUTIC, ENCLOSURE, FLOURISHING, GLAMOUR, LITERATURE, MARTYR, MINIATURE, MOURNING, NOURISHMENT, PYRAMID, QUESTIONAIRE, SINCERELY, SYRINGE, SYRUP, TOURNAMENT, VENTURE Young Kids Forward and Backward
Coordinating Conjunctions AND, BUT, FOR, NOR, OR, SO, YET Young Kids Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Description Words! Spelling and Writing down BORING, DIFFICULT, EASY, FAT, FUN, GREAT, HEALTHY, INTERESTING, LATE, NICE, RELAXING, RIGHT, SAME, TIDY Big Forward Only
E words EAGLE, EAR, EARS, EATERS, EBONY, EDGECOMBE, EDWARD, EEYLOPS, EILEEN, ELDER, ELFISH, ELIXER, ELM, ELOISE, ELPHIAS, ELVES, EMERIC, EMMA, EMMELINE, EMPORIUM, ENCHANTMENT, END, ENDED, ENERVATE, ENFORCEMENT, ENGLISH, ENGORGIO, ERISED, ERKLING, ERNIE, ERROL, ERUMPENT, EVANESCO, EVANS, EVERY, EXPECTO, EXPELLIARMUS, EXPLODING, EXPRESS, EXTENDABLE, EYE, EYES Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
ed and ing Endings BIKING, CARED, CAUSED, CHASED, DANCING, DROPPING, EXPLORING, FIXING, FREEZING, HAVING, JOKED, MOVING, SAVED, SMILING, SNAPPED, STOPPED, SWIMMING, TAPPING, WRAPPING Teenage Forward, Backward, Diagonal
ED Words Find the words ending 'ed BATTED, BEGGED, CRIED, DUCKED, FRIED, GRABBED, GRUNTED, HELPED, HOPED, HOPPED, HUMMED, LANDED, LIED, LIKED, PLANTED, PLAYED, RATED, SEEDED, SKIPPED, STARTED, STOPPED, SURPRISED, TOASTED, TRIED, WISHED Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
ee words BEE, CHEESE, CREEK, CREEP, FEE, FEEL, FEET, FLEET, FREE, GREEN, KEEL, LEEKS, MEET, PEEK, PEEL, PEER, REEL, SEEN, SEEP, SHEEP, SLEEP, SLEET, STEEL, THREE, TREE Young Kids Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Egg EXAGGERATE, EXCEPTIONAL, EXERCISE, EXHALE, EXPECT, EXPENSIVE, EXPLODE, EXPLORE, EXTRA, EXTRATERRESTRIAL, EXTRAVAGANZA, EXTREME Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
ENVIROMENT APPLE, BANANA, CHICKOO, CUSTARD APPLE, FLOWER, KIWI, LION, MUSK MELON, ORANGE, PAPAYA, POTATO, SWEET LIME, TAMATO, TREES, WATER MELON Easy Forward Only
Envy Words Search word and circle BITTERNESS, COVETOUS, CRAVING, DISCONTENTED, DISGRUNTLED, DISPLEASED, DISSATISFIED, DOWN HEARTED, ENVY, GREED, GREEN EYED, LONGING, PETTINESS, RESENTMENT, WISHFUL Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
ER and EST Suffixes BIG, BIGGER, BIGGEST, FAST, FASTER, FASTEST, HOT, HOTTER, HOTTEST, SHORT, SHORTER, SHORTEST, SLOW, SLOWER, SLOWEST, SMALL, SMALLER, SMALLEST, TALL, TALLER, TALLEST, WET, WETTER, WETTEST Adult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
ER, UR, IR BIRD, BLISTER, BURN, CALLER, CHIRP, CHURCH, CHURN, CURE, CURL, FERN, FIR, FIRST, FLIRT, FUR, GIRL, HER, HERD, HURT, JERK, LURK, MURDER, NERD, NURSE, PAINTER, PURE, PURSE, RETURN, SHIRT, SKIRT, STIR, THIRD, THIRST, TURN, TURNIP, TWIRL Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Expression Words ANGRY, BAD, CHEERFUL, EVIL, GLAD, GOOD, GOODBYE, GOOFY, HAPPY, HELLO, MAD, NICE, NO, SAD, SEE YOU LATER, WELCOME, YES Simple Forward, Backward, Diagonal
F Words FABULOUS, FADED, FAMILY, FAMOUS, FANTASTIC, FARMER, FAVOURITE, FEATURE, FEELING, FELLOWSHIP, FENDER, FERRET, FERRIS WHEEL, FERRY, FEVERISH, FICKLE, FIGURATION, FILAMENT, FILLET, FINDING, FIRMAMENT, FISHING, FISTFUL, FLAME, FLASHY, FLESHY, FLEXIBLE, FLIPPANT, FLORESCENT, FLOWING, FLUFFY, FOGHORN, FOLLOW, FORCE, FORD, FORMAT, FORTUNATE, FRANKLY, FRIENDLY, FRILLY, FRISBEE, FRISKY, FROLIC, FROSTY, FROZEN, FUDDLEDUDDLE, FUMBLE, FUNLOVING, FUNNEL, FUSHION Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Fear Words search word and circle ANXIETY, APPREHENSION, DREAD, EDGINESS, FEAR, FRIGHT, HORROR, HYSTERIA, JUMPINESS, NERVOUSNESS, OVERWHELMED, PANIC, SHOCK, TENSENESS, TERROR, UNEASINESS, WORRY Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Final Schwa With L ANGEL, ANGLE, CIVIL, COUNCIL, COUNSEL, EVIL, FESTIVAL, FINAL, FOSSIL, GENERAL, HUMBLE, LOYAL, MARVEL, NORMAL, PANEL, PARCEL, PUPIL, RURAL, SCRAMBLE, SYLLABLE Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Find those spellings! ACTIVITIES, ACTIVITY, ADVICE, ADVISE, ALLITERATION, ANCIENT, APPRECIATE, APPROPRIATE, CRITICISM, DESCRIPTION, DIARY, DIE, DISAPPEAR, DISAPPOINT, DISGUISE, DYE, ENJOYMENT, ENTERTAINMENT, EXAGGERATION, EXCITING, FEAR, FIELD, FLAVOUR, GOALKEEPER, ITALIAN, LANGUAGE, LIE, LITERATURE, LIVELY, MAGICAL, MAKING, MOVEMENT, NECESSARY, PASSIONATE, PEACEFUL, PIER, PLAYER, POPULAR, POTATOES, PRISTINE, REALISE, REVISE, SEPARATE, TAKING, TASTE, THOUGHT, THROUGH, TOMATOES, TOMORROW, WHOLE Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
First Spelling words BIT, HERE, HIT, NET, SET, SIN, SIT, TIN, WET, WIN Easy Forward Only
Fruit and Vegetable APPLE, APRICOT, AVOCADO, BANANA, BROCCOLI, CABBAGE, CARROTS, CAULIFLOWER, CHERRIES, GRAPEFRUIT, GRAPES, KIWI, LEMON, MELON, MUSHROOMS, NECTARINE, ONION, ORANGES, PARSNIP, PEACH, PEAS, PLUM, POTATO, RASPBERRY, RUNNER BEAN, SATSUMA, SPINACH, STRAWBERRY, SWEETCORN, WATERMELOM Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Fun Words APPLE, BABY LUIGI, BABY MARIO, BACK, BANANA, BATH, BEAR, BOAT, BOOK, BOWSER, BRAMPTON, DAD, DONKEY KONG, DRY BONE, ERASER, FEET, FREE, GAME, GURMINDER, HARPREET, ICY, JET, JR BOWSER, KIDS, KING BOO, LUIGI, MAKE, MARIO, MOM, MONKEY, ON, OWN, PAPER, PEACH, PEAR, PENCIL, PUZZLE, SAID, SAIHAJ, SAW, SCHOOL, SEARCH, SUKHAM, THAT, THEY, WARIO, WHAT, WORD, YOSHI, YOUR Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Fun words ADULT, AIRPLANE, AMAZING, AWESOME, BABY, BEAUTIFUL, BED, BIRTHDAY, BOAT, BOTTLE, BOY, BUILDING, CHRISTMAS, CLOTHES, DIAPER, DIVING, DOOR, ENVIRONMENT, FREE, FUN, HAT, HOUSE, JETS, JOY, KANGAROO, KITE, LAKE, LAUGH, MILK, MISSOURI, MONKEY, MOUNTAIN, OCEAN, ORGANIZED, PACIFIER, PRESENTS, PRINTER, PUPPY, RIVER, SEARCH, SHOE, SIXTEEN, SKY, SUMMER, SURFING, SWIMMING, TEXAS, TRIP, VACATION, WONDERFUL Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
GE and Y sounds AGE, BEVERAGE, BIRTHDAY, BUNNY, CABBAGE, CAGE, CANDY, CRUMMY, DIRTY, DONKEY, EDGE, FAMILY, FIFTY, FIRST, FORTY, GEL, GEM, GENERAL, GENTLY, GROUCHY, GRUMPY, HAPPY, HONEY, HUNGRY, LARGE, MESSAGE, PACKAGE, PAGE, PARTY, PLENTY, PORRIDGE, PRETTY, RAINY, SECOND, SLEEPY, SNOWY, STAGE, STICKY, STORAGE, SUNNY, SWEETS, TASTY, THIRD, TINY, TRICKY, TUMMY, TWENTY, WINDY Moderately Challenging Forward and Backward
ge words BRIDGE, COURAGEOUS, FINGERPRINTING, FORAGE, GEM, GENERATION, GENTLEMAN, GEOGRAPHY, GEOMETRIC, GERMAN, GERMINATE, GESTICULATE, REARRANGEMENTS, SLEDGEHAMMER, SNIGGERING Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Get Moving! BREATHE, CHEW, EXERCISE, KNEEL, REACH, SHALLOW, SHIVER, SQUIRM Easy Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Golden Words A, AND, BE, I, IN, IS, IT, OF, THAT, THE, TO, WAS Easy Forward Only
Hard Spelling Words CINNAMON, CLASSIC, COLLATERAL, COLLEAGUE, COLLEGE, COMEDY, COMMERCE, COMMERCIAL, COMMITTEE, COMMUNICATE, COMMUTER, COMPEL, COMPENSATION, COMPETENT, CONSIDER, CONTIGUOUS, CORPORAL, COUNCIL, COUNSEL, COUNTRY, CREATOR, CRITIQUE, CUSTOMARY, CUSTOMER, DAYBREAK, DECIEVE, DEFENDANT, DEFICIENT, DEFICIT, DEPRECIATION, DESIRABLE, DESOLATE, DETAIN, DEVOUR, DIAGNOSIS, DIFFIDENCE, DIMINISH, DISAPPEARED, DISAPPROVAL, DISBURSEMENT, DISCERNIBLE, DISCREPENCY, DISINTERESTED, DISOBLIGE, DISSOCIATE, DISTRESS, DIURNAL, DIVINE, DOMESTIC, DOMESTICATE Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Hard Words A's Dictionary of Difficult Words AARDVARK, AARDWOLF, AASVOGEL, ABACIST, ABACTERIAL, ABACULUS, ABANDONMENT, ABARTHROSIS, ABARTICULAR, ABASIA, ABATEMENT, ABDOMINOUS, ABDUCENT, ABECEDARY, ABERNETHY, ABERRATION, ABIOLOGICAL, ABIOTROPHY, ABIRRITATE, ABLACTATE, ABLATION, ABOMASUM, ABORTIFACIENT, ABRASION, ABSOLUTISM Hard Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Helping Verbs AM, ARE, BE, BEEN, BEING, CAN, COULD, DID, DO, DOES, HAD, HAS, HAVE, IS, MAY, MIGHT, MUST, SHALL, SHOULD, WAS, WERE, WILL, WOULD Easy Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Helping Verbs/Linking Verbs AM, ARE, BE, BEEN, BEING, CAN, COULD, DID, DO, DOES, HAD, HAS, HAVE, IS, MAY, MIGHT, MUST, SHALL, SHOULD, WAS, WERE, WILL, WOULD Young Kids Forward, Backward, Diagonal
High Frequency COME, FOR, GO, HERE, IN, ME, MY, ON, WAY, WHERE Simple Forward Only
High Frequency Word BUMP, CRUST, DUSK, HOME, HUNT, INTO, JUST, LUMP, MANY, THEM Simple Forward Only
High frequency word search Find the words listed A, ALL, AND, ARE, AT, BE, BUT, CAN, FOR, HAD, HAVE, HE, HER, HIS, I, IN, IS, IT, LIKE, MY, OF, ON, OUT, SAID, SHE, SO, SOME, THAT, THE, THERE, THEY, THIS, TO, UP, WAS, WE, WENT, WHAT, WITH, YOU Simple Forward Only
High Frequency Words AN, AND, AS, AT, BIG, BUT, CAN, DAD, GET, GOT, HAD, HIM, HIS, IF, IN, IS, IT, MUM, NOT, ON, THE, UP Easy Forward Only
High frequency words AFRAID, AGAIN, ANY, BEAR, BOTH, BUILD, FOLLOW, GONE, HARD, HUNGRY, IDEA, MOST, OLD, OR, PIECE, SHOE, START, TALL, TURN, UNDER, VERY, WANT, WATER, WEAR Moderately Challenging Forward and Backward
High Frequency Words NECESSARY, PARALLEL, PERMANENT, POSSESSION, RECEIVE, SEPARATE, SINCERELY, STRAIGHT, THOUGH, THOUGHT, THROUGH, TONIGHT, TROUBLE, WHETHER, WOMEN Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
High Frequency Words BEAUTIFUL, BEGINNING, BUSINESS, CAUGHT, DIFFERENT, DISAPPOINTED, ENEMIES, ENOUGH, FRIENDS, HAVING, HURRIEDLY, INDEPENDENT, INSTEAD, LIBRARY, MINUTE Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
High Frequency Words ALWAYS, ANOTHER, ANSWER, BECAUSE, BEFORE, BELIEVE, BICYCLE, BOUGHT, CHOOSE, COLOUR, COUGH, COUNTRY, FORTY, GUESS, INSTEAD, MEANT, PIECE, SHOULD, SUGAR, TIRED Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal

 
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