Puzzles and games are brilliant ways to have fun with literacy. Tutors at LU use puzzles and games in their sessions and share their love of literacy.
On this page, you can find links to sites that contain puzzles and games that promote literacy skills. You can also find some puzzles created by LU staff and tutors.
- Harvard Medical School Quiz – Covid-19
Kahoot is an online game based learning platform. Tutors can set up fun web based activities for learners to review lessons on any subject. Once comfortable with the platform, learners can be encouraged to create a quiz themselves and share it with their family or friends – a great way to promote family literacy!
Watch this video to learn more:
Learnhip – Tips and Resources, Puzzles and Games
Learnhip is a great website where you can find all sorts of resources and tips for your tutoring session. It has interactive games, puzzles, activities and exercises aimed at learning and teaching English and other subjects online. Contains some great ideas for screen sharing activities in remote tutoring.
- LU Word Puzzles For Everyday Life
LU Word Puzzles for Everyday Life
From time to time, LU creates wordsearches, crosswords and other word puzzles for everyday life, e.g., shopping, managing your money, health. Some of these puzzles are created by tutors. You can download these PDF puzzles below:
- LU Word Puzzles For Special Occasions
LU Word Puzzles for Special Occasions
From time to time, LU creates wordsearches, crosswords and other word puzzles on special themes, e.g., Halloween, Winter Holidays, Thanksgiving. You can download these PDF puzzles below:
Discovery Education – PuzzleMaker
Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more-using your own word lists. You can create the puzzle at the literacy level of your choice.
- Quill – Featured Activities
Quill – Featured Activities
Quill is a website for teachers and students. Their activities help students develop their sentence construction and grammar skills and are designed as supplemental writing exercises that students complete over short, 10 to 15 minute sessions at the beginning or end of a class period.
To access all the materials, you need to sign in. But featured articles (in the dropdown menu under Explore Curriculum) are available without signing in. Search for activities suitable for starter, intermediate, advanced or ELL.
- Simple Daily Puzzles
Simple Daily Puzzles
Simple Daily Puzzles is a website where you can do lots of different word puzzles, suduko and even solve chess problems. It is a good site to go to if you and your learner enjoy crosswords. Crosswords are available at different levels and there are ‘hint’ and ‘check’ options available. However, a word of caution, there are lots of Ads. If you find this annoying or distracting, it might not be the site for you.
- World Food Program Free Rice Quiz – Covid-19
World Food Program Free Rice Quiz – Covid 19
Tutors and learners can use this quiz as a prompt to talk about some of the health facts related to Covid-19. The quiz can also be used to introduce vocabulary that a learner might need. Designed as a simple multiple choice quiz, advertisers donate money to WFP every time a player answers correctly.
- World Food Program Quiz
World Food Program Free Rice Quiz – Grammar
The UN World Food Program (WFP) have created lots of quizzes in a game called Freerice. As you answer questions correctly, ads appear on your screen. When you see one of these ads, you trigger a cash payment to WFP that is equivalent to the cost of 5 grains of rice and this is used to save and change lives.
The Freerice grammar quiz is a multiple-choice quiz with two options to choose from. You can set the difficulty level for the quiz in a drop-down menu on the top left of the screen.