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Colonial America Crossword Puzzle

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 5

Review Colonial America vocabulary with a crossword puzzle.

Build Academic Vocabulary with Crossword Puzzles

Introduce and review the facts and events relating to Colonial America with this engaging crossword puzzle worksheet. Students are challenged to complete the crossword puzzle by completing the answer clues at the bottom. This is a great activity for early finishers!

The 12 hidden vocabulary words are: 

Mayflower soil settler farms New England
Middle Roanoke Southern musket freedom


Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding. 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

To challenge your accelerated students,

  • Provide your students with a completed crossword puzzle, but remove the clues. Challenge them to write new clues for the puzzle.
  • Provide your students with trade books and other informational reading materials to use in the classroom.

To help your struggling readers,

  • Complete the activity in a small group or 1:1 learning session.
  • Provide your students with a partner to work with during the activity.
  • Provide students with an anchor chart, poster, or other Colonial America resources to reference during the activity.

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