Here you will find the TesolGames word searches.
We publish them every Wednesday, so come back next week for the new one!
Do to the methodology and strategies that students use in solving word searches, there are some useful solutions to increase the instructional nature of word searches.
- Introduce a time limit. We recommend no more than five minutes for these created puzzles from TesolGames.
- Introduce some competition between pairs of students with relatively even ability. Have the same students compete on a regular basis.
- Target vocabulary should be offered as part of a review rather than used as an introduction. At most, students should encounter no more than three (3) unknown words from these puzzles.
- One of the best uses of word searches is as a class time warm-up activity, especially useful during class bookkeeping time (attendance, homework collection, announcements etc.).
Each of the puzzles from TesolGames are produced in both uppercase and lowercase letters. The puzzles are the same, only the letter case is different. Alternate puzzles with students so that one day the learner is using an uppercase puzzle and on another a lowercase puzzle.
All TesolGames puzzles have been created with the target words produced horizontally and vertically down only. Students will find no backwards, vertically up or diagonal words. Creating puzzles in such a manner tends to be too difficult for learners of English. Exceptionally advanced, near-native, learners may wish to discover puzzles that have been created this way for native speakers of English, but these kind of puzzles can be rather frustrating for learners of lower ability.Read More
Last week there was much interest in our word search for weather words. Around us, it rained and kept us inside to do some much needed home repairs. So… As we found ourself doing a little carpentry, we thought a Wednesday Word Search of the tools we use would be in order. […]Read More
Last week we all seemed to enjoy our word search based on words for bodies of water. Thinking about bodies of water got us thinking about the cycle of water. So… Naturally, if we are thinking of the cycle of water we need to think about rain and snow and sleet and all […]Read More
We hope that you enjoyed last week’s word search based on rooms in our homes. Although, with all that time inside we decided it was time to take a new direction in word searches. So… This week we have made a Wednesday Word Search featuring one of our most precious natural resources. […]Read More
Last Wednesday we spent the day outside playing sports and doing our sports word search puzzle. With a day of exercise out in the sun, we thought it might be a good idea to go inside for a while. So… Taking ourselves inside we have designed this week’s Wednesday Word Search around […]Read More
Last week our word search puzzle was full of action through simple verbs. We decided to carry on our action theme this week though in a slightly different direction. So… The week’s Wednesday Word Search is based on words (names) for different sports we play. Please click on the pdf to download: […]Read More
As you know, last week we created a Wednesday Word Search based on English pronouns. This week we want bring you something a little more active while sticking to the principle of getting back to grammar basics. So… This week our Wednesday Word Search is full of action as we produce a […]Read More
We hope that you enjoyed last weeks multi-part puzzles on places in a city. We enjoyed making them for you. Although we have had some requests to get back to the basics of English study through grammar. So… This week we have created a Wednesday Word Search based on English language Pronouns. We […]Read More
Last week we looked at the different parts of a car and now we can all get around and go where we need to go. So where should we travel? Where in the city can we go? This got us thinking… So… We though that this week’s five-part Wednesday Word Search should be […]Read More
Last week as we worked on our transportation word search we thought that cars are wonderful machines that take us from here to there and back again. It would help if we all knew a thing or two about cars. So… This week we thought we should create a Wednesday Word Search all […]Read More
We hope everyone enjoyed last week’s multi-part word searches about careers and occupations. Everyone has to work and everyone has to get to work. Which got us thinking about the different ways we all go to work. So… We thought that for this week’s Wednesday Word Search we’d take some time to […]Read More