Just a quick idea for you today! Pinterest has been been full of adapted puzzles the last few months. There were several different versions of synonym and antonym puzzles. I thought those were a great idea, but I feel like I already have SO many activities for that! That’s how I ended up with this pronoun puzzle! I wrote a sentence on the blank. I wrote the pronoun on the back of the puzzle piece. This was from the Dollar Tree! What else would be easy to target with a cheap puzzle like this?
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Courtney Decker says
Love this! I haven’t made my weekly trip to the Dollar Tree yet, but I have cheap puzzles on the list of “things to look for”. This would work for plurals and irregular/regular verbs, too! I am thinking the basic syntax skills would work perfectly with this type of activity.
colors: blue/ sky/ color of the sky; yellow/ banana/ color of butter
contractions and irregular plurals
phonological: minimal pairs, stops, cluster reductions
categories: tools/hammer, pliers, etc;
cause and effect
Puzzles are a great way to also have students work while you do some individual instruction with kids…
Emily Weir says
describing: put a clue on the blank side (food, animal, place, occupation)
“I am an insect with black and yellow stripes, I make honey”
Great idea Jenna!
I have so many puzzles I could use this idea with. My kids by and large, like puzzles but conversely, many of them are not good at puzzles !!! I think it’s because puzzle use in the classrooms has really diminished with the emphasis on literacy; there’s no time !!! I try to use them as much as I can but (true confession time) it’s usually only when I am giving the kids some down time from straight therapy tasks. Now I can use them and actually make them work too !!!
Brie Holtrop says
I LOVE this idea…and I feel like this should be totally obvious, but how exactly do you use this?
My students would try to ignore all of the words. Any details on how you use it would be helpful!!!
Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies
Jenna Rayburn says
I turn the puzzle pieces over so you can only see answers (like I have his/her/him/she/he on the back of these pieces.) So they pick a sentence they want to answer ( __ passed to the ball to his brother.) They find the pieces that could fit – ie: all the pieces that have”HE”. Then they match the puzzle piece. Does that make sense at all? haha. hard to explain!