12 Reasons to Love Using Crossword Puzzles in Spanish Class
Are you using crossword puzzles in Spanish class as another way to teach and review vocabulary? If you haven't tried these fun printable activities with your beginning-level students, here are 12 reasons why I love using them to learn and practice vocabulary!
Crossword Puzzles in Spanish Class
1. improve vocabulary
2. improve spelling
3. improve memory and recall
4. improve problem-solving skills
5. keep students engaged
6. boost confidence
7. relieve stress
8. create a positive learning environment
9. are challenging
10. are a different way to learn
11. are an effective teaching method
12. ARE FUN!
What I love most is when I announce that we are going to do a "crucigrama," I hear a resounding "YES!" from students. And that's from middle school students! It's a win-win. I'm pleased students are engaged and learning and students are having fun while learning.
The hard part is finding time to create crossword puzzles for all of my classes. The good news is, over the last 10 years, I've created three dozen puzzles on a wide variety of topics to use with Spanish 1 and 2! (Answer keys included!) Find them in my TPT Store:
Use crossword puzzles in Spanish class as engaging activities that students love to support any beginning Spanish curriculum. Use as a warm-up, with partners, for fast finishers, for review, or easy Spanish sub plans!
Hope this makes planning easier as you search for ways engage students with meaningful learning activities and share the LOVE of Spanish!