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Reading Comprehension: Obfuscations

Students that groan when asked to work on their vocabulary skills often love to do word puzzles. Just don’t tell them the puzzles improve their vocabulary! This product includes obfuscations of common idioms for students to solve, such as “at the decline of a cranial ornamentation” (at the drop of a hat), along with a list of idioms (and their definitions) for which students must create their own obfuscations. I have found that students really enjoy both these tasks, while getting substantial practice using a thesaurus and dictionary, and learning the meaning of less familiar idioms.

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