A well-written crossword puzzle can highlight and build upon many language skills for students. This puzzle is an excellent learning tool for fifth-graders. Use it to improve comprehension and other language skills in a fun, no-pressure atmosphere.
You'll find that many of the words are based in science, reading, and language skills; all useful for the other educational needs of schoolchildren. And they'll have fun doing it!
Incorrectly spelled words turn red after checking the puzzle, and students are allowed unlimited guesses to correct them. They can also use it to check the status of their words any time and know which words need more work.
This puzzle is of moderate length, with 20 clues, providing a solid challenge in a reasonable timeframe.