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NEW word search options - alter the hint text 
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Post NEW word search options - alter the hint text
OK, here's something new. On the text only version of the word search maker, you can now write free text that will be entered below the puzzle instead of just the word that's in the puzzle.

What does that mean?

Well, it means that if you want the students to search for the word 'running', you can just enter the word, hit make it, and in the puzzle and in the hints section the maker will enter 'running'

Now, if you choose the free text hint option (simply by writing in it) and you type:
'He is (run) now.'

In the puzzle the word 'running' will be entered, but below the puzzle, you'll see the problem for the students, not the word 'running':

He is (run) now.

Then the students have to answer the question (choose the correct verb form in this case) and then find the word.

It's a bit like an intermediate step between word searches and crosswords. With crosswords the students have to know how to spell the word, but in this format, the students just need to be able to recognize the word, plus it's a little bit more fun that a crossword, imo.

The possibilities aren't endless, but there's a whole bunch more :D

puzzle word : question and the puzzle word is the answer
puzzle word : problem/fill in the blank like the one above
puzzle word : jumbled spelling
puzzle word : definition
puzzle word : translation into L1 (tried it with Japanese and it worked)
puzzle word : description of the item
puzzle word : synonym/antonym

Let me know what you think.

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Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:08 am
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