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Title Instructions / Description Puzzle Words Difficulty Word Direction
High Frequency Words ANIMALS, ANSWER, ANYWHERE, AROUND, BETTER, BREAKFAST, CHILDREN, CLASSMATES, CRIED, DINNER, EARLY, GROUND, HEADMASTER, HEARD, HEART, KNOW, LARGE, LETTER, LITTER, LUNCH Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
High Frequency Words GREAT, MAKING, MIGHT, OPENED, OUTSIDE, PICTURE, POLICE, READY, SCHOOLMATES, SOMETHING, SOMETIMES, SOUND, SUDDENLY, TEACHERS, TOGETHER, USUALLY, WALKED, WATCHED, WHITE, WORLD Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
High Frequency Words SMALL, THAN, THEIR, THESE, THINGS, THINK, THOSE, THREE, TIME, TODAY, TOMORROW, UNDER, UNTIL, WANT, WHEN, WHERE, WHICH, WORD, WORK, WOULD Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
High Frequency Words AMERICA, ANOTHER, BECAUSE, BLUE, COUNTRY, DIFFERENT, EVEN, MOVE, NUMBER, OFF, OTHER, PICTURE, STUDY, WORLD, YEAR Older Children Forward and Backward
High Frequency Words ALMOST, BEGAN, BELOW, BLACK, CALLED, CITY, CRIED, EACH, EVERY, GROW, HEAD, INSIDE, LIVED, LOOKED, MOST, NUMBER, OTHER, PAPER, SAID, SHOULD Young Kids Forward, Backward, Diagonal
High Frequency Words ABOUT, COULD, DOWN, FOUND, GOING, HOLIDAY, HOME, MANY, NIGHT, STAY, THEM, TOLD, WEEKEND, WERE, WHAT Young Kids Forward, Backward, Diagonal
High Frequency Words BACK, COME, FROM, GOOD, HAVE, HERE, LITTLE, MAKE, PLAY, STAY, THAT, THEN, THEY, THIS, VERY, WANT, WHEN, WILL, WITH, YOUR Young Kids Forward, Backward, Diagonal
High Frequency Words ARE, BIG, BUT, DID, FOR, GET, HER, HIM, HIS, HOT, NEW, ONE, OUT, SHE, THE, TWO, YOU Young Kids Forward, Backward, Diagonal
High Frequency Words AM, AND, AT, CAN, DAD, DAY, GO, HE, IN, IS, IT, ME, MUM, MY, ON, SHE, TO, UP, WE, YES, YOU Young Kids Forward, Backward, Diagonal
High Frequency Words LOVE, ME, MUM, MY, NO, ON, SHE, SHOP, THE, TO, UP, WANT, WE, YES, YOU Young Kids Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Homonyms ATE, BE, BEE, BLEW, BLUE, CLOSE, CLOTHES, EIGHT, FOR, FOUR, GYM, IN, INN, JIM, KNOW, KNOWS, LEAD, LED, MEAT, MEET, NO, NOSE, OH, ONE, OWE, PEACE, PEN, PIECE, PIN, READ, RED, SEA, SEE, SON, STAIR, STARE, STICKS, STYX, SUN, TEN, THEIR, THERE, THEYRE, TIN, TO, TOO, TWO, WON, WOOD, WOULD Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Homonyms ATE, BASE, BASS, BE, BEE, BLEW, BLUE, BRAKE, BREAK, CLOSE, CLOTHES, EIGHT, FLOUR, FLOWER, FOR, FOUR, GYM, HIM, HYMN, IN, INN, JIM, KNOWS, LEAD, LED, NOSE, PEACE, PEN, PIECE, PIN, READ, RED, REED, RHODE, ROAD, RODE, SEA, SEE, SON, STICKS, STYX, SUN, THEIR, THERE, THEYRE, TO, TOO, TWO, WOOD, WOULD Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Homonyms ATE, BE, BEE, BLEW, BLUE, CLOSE, CLOTHES, EIGHT, FLOUR, FLOWER, FOR, FOUR, GYM, HEAR, HERE, IN, INN, JIM, KNOW, KNOWS, MADE, MAID, MEAT, MEET, NO, NOSE, PEN, PIN, READ, RED, REED, RHODE, ROAD, RODE, SEA, SEE, SON, STICKS, STYX, SUN, THEIR, THERE, THEYRE, TO, TOO, TWO, WAIT, WEIGHT, WOOD, WOULD Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Homonyms ATE, BASE, BASS, BE, BEE, BLEW, BLUE, EIGHT, FLOUR, FLOWER, FOR, FOUR, GYM, HI, HIGH, HIM, HYMN, IN, INN, JIM, LEAD, LED, MEAT, MEET, PAIR, PEACE, PEAR, PIECE, READ, RED, RIGHT, SEA, SEE, SON, STAIR, STARE, STICKS, STYX, SUN, THEIR, THERE, THEYRE, TO, TOO, TWO, WAIT, WEIGHT, WOOD, WOULD, WRITE Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Homophone Words ATE, BARE, BEAR, EIGHT, ROAD, RODE, WAIT, WEAK, WEEK, WEIGHT Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Homophones AD, ADD, ATE, EIGHT, FLEW, FLU, HOUR OUR, MEAT, MEET, ROSE, ROWS, STEAL, STEEL, SUITE, SWEET, TEN, TIN, WAIST, WASTE Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
I see words! Can you find words that you know? AM, ARE, DO, HAVE, LIKE, LOOK, THAT, THEY, YOU Easy Forward Only
I,J,K Words IGUANA, ISLAND, JOKE, JUMP, JUST, KANGAROO, KICK, KIND, KOALA, LEAP, MOUSE, PIG, POPCORN, PUP, RUN, TUG Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
ie and ei BEIGE, BRIEF, CONCEITED, DECEIVE, FIERY, FOREIGN, FREIGHT, GRIEF, LEISURE, NEITHER, PERCEIVE, RECEIPT, REIGN, RELIEVE, REVIEW, SEIZE, SHIELD, SIEGE, VEIL, YIELD Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Individual and Group words ALONE, COLLECTIVE, INDIVIDUAL, MINE, MYSELF, ONESELF, OPENLY, ORDINARY, OTHERS, PERSONALLY, PRIVATELY, PUBLICLY, SPECIAL, THEIRS, THEMSELVES, TOGETHER Adult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
It Starts With a 'B' BABY, BADMINTON, BAGEL, BALLOON, BARBECUE, BASEBALL, BASEMENT, BATHROOM, BEFOREHAND, BEHEMOTH, BEJEWELED, BELITTLED, BELLHOP, BENEATH, BEQUEATH, BEWILDERED, BIFOCAL, BIGGER, BILLBOARD, BILLIONAIRE, BISHOP, BITTER, BLABBED, BLANCHE, BLANK, BLITZ, BLOND, BLUNDER, BOBCAT, BOLOGNA, BOLSTER, BORROWED, BOTTOM, BOVINE, BOXCAR, BRAINWAVE, BREADBASKET, BREATHING, BRICK, BRIGHTENED, BRISTLE, BROADCAST, BROWN, BUBBLE, BUGGY, BUILDING, BULGED, BURDEN, BURNING, BUSINESS Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Kinder practice Words A, AT, CAN, GO, I, IT, LIKE, ON, SEE, THE, WE Easy Forward Only
Letter a words short Short a sound ABACUS, ACTOR, AFRICA, ANIMALS, ANT, APPLE, ASTRONAUT, ATLANTA, ATTIC, AXE Moderately Challenging Forward and Backward
Letter e words Short e sound EAR, EARRING, EARTH, EGG, ELBOW, ELEPHANT, ELEVATOR, ELF, ENTER, EXCERCISE Moderately Challenging Forward and Backward
Linking and Helping Verbs AM, APPEAR, ARE, BE, BECOME, BEEN, BEING, CAN, DID, DO, DOES, FEEL, GROW, HAD, HAS, HAVE, HAVING, IS, LOOK, MAY, MIGHT, MUST, REMAIN, SEEM, SHALL, SMELL, TASTE, WAS, WERE, WILL, WOULD Easy Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Linking and Helping Verbs AM, APPEARS, ARE, BE, BECOMES, BEEN, BEING, CAN, COULD, DID, DO, DOES, FEELS, HAD, HAVE, IS, MUST, SEEMS, SHALL, SHOULD, WAS, WERE, WILL, WOULD Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
LINKING WORDS AND PHRASES ASACONSEQUENCE, ASWELLAS, CONSEQUENTLY, DESPITETHEFACTTHAT, DUETO, ESPECIALLY, FIRSTLY, FORINSTANCE, FURTHERMORE, HOWEVER, LASTLY, MOREOVER, NEVERTHELESS, OWINGTO, SUCHAS, THEREFORE, UNDOUBTEDLY, WHEREAS Teenage Forward, Backward, Diagonal
List Two CAP, DEN, DID, HEN, HID, KID, NAP, PEN, TAP, THE Easy Forward Only
Long 'e' Spelling Words BABY, EAT, FAMILY, FOAM, FOUR, HE, HEAR, LEAF, MEAN, NEED, PONY, QUEEN, SEEK, TOLD, WE Simple Forward Only
Long a and Long e AFRAID, BAIT, EAT, EXPLAIN, LAY, LEAVE, PAINT, PLEASE, RAISE, REAL, SCREEN, SEEM, SPEED, SWEET, TEA, TODAY, TRAIL, TREAT, YESTERDAY Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Long and Short Ee Word Search Find the long and short e words. BEE, BELL, EAT, FEET, FELL, HEN, NET, PEN, SEAT, TEN, THREE, TREE Simple Forward Only
Long and Short U BLUE, BUGS, BUZZ, CLUE, CUBE, CUTE, DRUM, DUCK, FRUIT, GLUE, JUICE, LUBE, LUCK, RUG, RUN, SUDS, SUE, SUN, THUMB, TRUCK, TRUE, TUBE, TUNE, USE Young Kids Forward, Backward, Diagonal
LONG E BEAN, BELIEVE, BRIEF, GREET, GRIEF, HONEY, KEY, MEAT, MEET, MONEY, MONKEY, READ, RELIEF, SEAT, TEAM, THIEF, TREE, TURKEY Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Long O Words APPROACH, BELOW, BLOW, BLOWN, BOAT, BOWL, CLOAK, COACH, COAL, COAST, COAT, CROW, ELBOW, FELLOW, FLOAT, FOLLOW, GLOW, GOAL, GOAT, GROW, GROWN, GROWTH, KNOW, KNOWN, LOAF, LOW, MEADOW, MOAN, MOAT, MOW, OWN, PILLOW, RAINBOW, ROAD, ROAST, ROW, SHOW, SHOWN, SLOW, SNOW, SOAP, STOW, THROAT, THROW, TOAST, WINDOW, YELLOW Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Long O Words Find and circle the listed words BOAST, BOLD, COLD, CROW, FLOW, FOAM, FOLD, GOES, GOLD, GROW, HOLD, KNOW, MOLD, MOST, MOW, POST, SHOW, SNOW, SOAP, SOLD, THROW, TOAST, TOE, TOLD, WOE Young Kids Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Long vowel sounds Underline the syllable which contains the long vowel sound. ADVICE, ADVISE, BEAUTY, BESIDE, BOWLING, BRACELET, BRIGHTLY, CARTOON, COCOON, DECODE, DEFEAT, DELIGHT, EXPLODE, FEATURE, FIFTEEN, FREEDOM, FRIGHTEN, HEALTHY, HIGHER, HOSTESS, INCREASE, INVITE, LONESOME, LOWER, MEANING, MISTAKE, NEEDLE, NINETY, NOODLE, OWNER, PAINTER, PARADE, PAVEMENT, POLLUTE, POSTER, PROVIDE, RAINBOW, REFUSE, REMOTE, ROOSTER, SOAPY, TOASTER, TODAY, TUESDAY Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Long Vowel Sounds ACHIEVEMENT, BECAUSE, BEHAVE, BREATHE, CHOOSE, DISGUISE, EXERCISE, GLOBAL, MAYBE, MOLECULE, MUSIC, NEIGHBOR, PREFIX, PREOCCUPIED, PRICE, QUOTE, RELIEF, SEISMOLOGIST, STRAIGHT, SUPPOSE, SURPRISE Simple Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Longest Words ABLUTOPHOBIA, ABSORBEFACIENT, AGGLUTINATION, ARACHIBUTYROPHOBIA, AURANTIACEOUS, AUTOMYSOPHOBIA, AUTOTHAUMATURGIST, AUTOTONSORIALIST, BALLISTOCARDIOGRAPH, BATHYTHERMOGRAPH, BATRACHOMYOMACHY, BATRACHOPHAGOUS, BICRESCENTIC, BLANDILOQUENCE, BOULEVERSEMENT, BOUSTROPHEDON, BRACHYDACTYLOUS, BROBDINGNAGAIN, CACODEMOMANIA, CAESAROPAPISM, CATAPEDAMANIA, CEPHALONOMANCY, CERUMINIFEROUS, CHAETOPHOROUS, CHEILOPROCLITIC Hard Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Look for Words A, AND, ARE, FOR, HAS, HAVE, HER, I, INTO, IS, MY, ON, PLAY, THE, THEY, TO, WAS, WITH Easy Forward Only
M Words MAKE, MAN, MAP, MINE, MINT, MOM, MONKEY, MOOM, MOOSE, MOP, MOUSE, MUD, MULE Moderately Challenging Forward and Backward
Maniac Magee Vocabulary CAREENING, CHAOTIC, DIVERGED, GAUNT, LAMBASTING, LUDICROUS, MAROONED, PERILOUS, PROTRUDING, SEETHING Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Minimal Pairs and gr, dr & cr words CRAB, CRACK, CRAM, CRANE, CREAM, CREDITCARD, CREW, CRISPS, CROP, CROSSWORD, CROW, CROWD, CROWN, CRUMPET, CRUMPLE, CRY, DRAB, DRAGON, DRAGONFLY, DRAIN, DRAKE, DRAM, DRAMA, DRAPE, DREAM, DREW, DRIBBLE, DRILL, DRINK, DRIP, DRIVE, DRIZZLE, DROOP, DROP, DROWN, DRY, GRAB, GRAIN, GRAND, GRANDAD, GRANDMA, GRAPE, GRASS, GREAT, GRILL, GRIP, GROUP, GRUFFALO Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Mixed Up File Words Vocab Words from Quizzes 1-3 ABRUPTLY, ACCUMULATE, ADMIRATION, AMBITIONS, ANTIQUE, ANXIOUS, ASTOUNDED, COMMOTION, CONFESSED, CONFIDENCE, CONSENSUS, DISCLOSE, EMBLEM, EMERGED, EXTRAVAGANT, HONORABLE, IDENTICAL, IMPATIENT, IMPOSTOR, INDECENT, INTRIGUED, MASTABA, MUZZLED, NEGLECTED, OBVIOUS, QUARREL, RACKET, SAUNTERED, SCOWL, STEALTHILY, STINGY, SUSPICION, TRIUMPHANT, UNCONSCIOUS Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
MORE ADJECTIVES IN ENGLISH ALIVE, BROKEN, BUSSY, CAREFUL, COTTON, CRAZY, DEAD, DELICIOUS, DIFFICULT, DISCIPLINED, DISHONEST, DRUNK, EASY, EMPTY, EXPENSIVE, FAMOUS, GENEROUS, GREASY, HEALTHY, HEAVY, HUMOROUS, IMPATIENT, INTERESTING, IRON, JEALOUS, LEATHER, LIGHT, LOOSE, PESSIMISTIC, RESENTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, RIGHT, ROTTEN, ROUGH, RUBBER, SHARP, SLIPPERY, SMOOTH, SOUR, STEEL, STICKY, STUBBORN, SWEET, SYMPATHETIC, TIGHT, TIN, UNKNOWN, WOODEN, WRONG Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Most Common Irregular Verbs ARISE, BE, BECOME, BEGIN, BREAK, BUILD, BUY, CATCH, CHOOSE, COME, DO, DREAM, DRINK, DRIVE, EAT, FEEL, FIGHT, FIND, FLY, FORGIVE, GET, GIVE, GO, HAVE, HOLD, KNOW, LEARN, LEAVE, LOSE, MAKE, MEET, RING, RUN, SAY, SEE, SELL, SEND, SHINE, SPEAK, STAND, SWIM, TAKE, TEACH, TELL, THINK, UNDERSTAND, WAKE, WIN, WRITE Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Most Commonly Mispelled Words ABSENCE, ACCEPTABLE, ACCIDENTALLY, ACCOMMODATE, ACHIEVE, ACKNOWLEDGE, ACQUAINTANCE, ACQUIRE, ACQUIT, ACREAGE, ADDRESS, ADULTERY, ADVISABLE, AFFECT, AGGRESSION, ALCOHOL, ALLEGE, ALLEGIANCE, ALMOST, AMATEUR, AMEND, ANNUALLY, APPARENT, ARCTIC, ARGUMENT, ATHEIST, ATHLETE, AVERAGE, AWFUL, BALANCE, BASICALLY, BECAUSE, BECOMING, BEFORE, BEGINNING, BELIEVE, BELLWETHER, BENEFIT, BREATHE, BRILLIANT, BUOYANT, BURGLAR, BUSINESS, CALENDAR, CAMOFLAUGE, CAPITOL, CAREER, CAREFUL, CARIBBEAN, CATEGORY Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
names ALANA, ANGUS, ANTON, BELLA, BILLEIGH, CALLUM, CHARLIE, CIARA, ED, ELLIE, HAILEY, HARRY, HUGH, JACK, JESSIE, LACHY, LIBBY, LUCY, MATILDA, MAX, NATHAN, TOM, WILLIAM Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Noun Suffixes ADMIRER, ARTIST, ASIAN, ATTACKER, AUSTRALIAN, BELIEVER, CIVILIAN, CREATOR, DECORATOR, DEFENDER, DIRECTOR, FINALIST, GUARDIAN, HISTORIAN, INVENTOR, LIBRARIAN, PRISONER, SPEAKER, SPECIALIST, SURVIVOR, TERRORIST, TRAVELER, VISITOR, VOCALIST Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Nouns BOOK, CAT, DOG, HOUSE, LEMON, OWL Adult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Nouns AIRPLANE, ARM, BABY, BACKGROUND, BAG, BOOK, BOTTLE, BUS, CALCULATOR, CANDY, CAR, CHECK, COLLAR, COMPUTERS, COOKIES, COUNTRIES, COW, DESKS, DOG, DONUTS, DRINK, FIELD, FOOTBALL, GIRL, GUM, HAIR, HAND, HANDCUFFS, HEADBAND, JEWELRY, MONEY, NOTEBOOK, PAPER, PEN, PENCIL, PICTURES, PIZZA, PLATE, POSTERS, PUZZLE, RADIO, RING, ROAD, SCARLET IBIS, SHELVES, SOCCER, STUDENT, TOOTHPASTE, TRUCK, WAGON Jumbo Forward, Backward, Diagonal

 
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