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International Women's Day - Word Search

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 2 pages | Years: 2 - 6

Boost reading and spelling skills with our inspirational women word search.

👩‍🚀 Inspirational Women Word Search — Curriculum Goals

Through this activity, students will boost their vocabulary, practice word recognition, improve their spelling, and develop pattern recognition skills. 

Students will find names and words related to female creators, activists, innovators, and more:

  • Ruth Bader Ginsberg
  • Nova Peris
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Groundbreaking
  • Greta Thunberg
  • Voting rights
  • Constitution
  • Faith Thomas
  • Ada Lovelace
  • Helen Keller
  • Civil rights
  • Empowerment
  • Role model
  • Amendment
  • Democracy
  • Manifesto
  • Equality
  • Activist
  • Delegate
  • Activist
  • Feminism

An answer key is provided on the second page of each download option for students to self-check their work. 

👩🏽‍⚖️ Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

This reading challenge has three levels, depending on your students’ reading abilities: at level, below-level, and above-level.

In addition to individual student work time, use this inspirational women word search as a:

Students who need a challenge can use the words to write sentences that explain the people or concepts.  

Students who need extra support can work in pairs to complete the word search. 

👩🏾‍🔬 Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

Reuse it! To add this activity to your reading rotations, print a few copies on cardboard and slip them into write-and-wipe sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 

Please note that this activity includes an answer sheet. We suggest printing one copy of the entire activity and making copies of the blank word search for students to complete.

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