Puzzle Maker Fallen Phrase Instructions Powerpoint Presentation

Gone are the days of the crossword puzzle and word search.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t do puzzle-type activities. Discovery’s Puzzle Maker app–in addition to crosswords and word searches–allows you to make Fallen Phrase puzzles.

It’s free.

Before I throw down common core objectives for Fallen Phrase puzzles, I’ll give you a Powerpoint presentation on how to solve one: Fallen Phrase Instructions.

Fallen Phrase Instructions

Now for the objectives.

L.9-10.3 – Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
L.9-10.4a – Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
L.9-10.4b – Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of speech (e.g., analyze, analysis, analytical; advocate, advocacy).


Numerous other objectives can apply depending on the puzzle. Literature reviews, for example, can require analysis or literary terms/vocabulary review can use additional language standards. Oh heck, you’re a professional. I don’t need to tell you what you already know.

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