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ABCya: Crossword Puzzle Maker

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 Using ABCya! Crossword Puzzle Maker and  CPM Junior

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Getting Started 


Crossword Puzzle Maker and CPM Junior are both fun and easy ways for children (or teachers) to generate interactive crossword puzzles. Users can input answers and clues using a simple form or by coping and pasting from a text document. Crossword Puzzles can be played on the computer or printed out! Crossword Puzzle Maker requires at least ten words and clues while the junior edition requires only five.


Learning How 


Begin making crossword puzzles in 5 easy steps!


1. Give your puzzle a name  2. Choose how you will enter your words  3. Type or copy your words and clues 
Give Your Puzzle A Name  Enter Words 

Copy Words and Clues 

Type Words and Clues

4. Decide whether you want to play online or print it out  5. Enjoy!   
Play or Print  Enjoy   


Ideas for Use


Students and teachers can create crossword puzzles for: 

  • Vocabulary word review
  • Foreign language practice 
  • Identifying science terminology
  • Practicing parts of speech
  • Practicing spelling 




Provide multiple means of

Representation (Content)


Provide multiple means of

Action and Expression (Product)

  Crossword puzzles can be easily generated by students based on new content knowledge that they enter into the program as words and clues.    

Provide multiple means of

Engagement (Process)

Students can complete subject related crossword puzzles on a computer.    





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