Newsela Year in Review Crossword Puzzle

Year in Review Crossword Challenge 

With 2015 winding down, and the new year quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time for an engaging activity to get your students thinking critically. The Year in Review Crossword Challenge features some of Newsela’s most impactful articles of 2015.

  • Students solve the clues below to complete the crossword puzzle. 
  • You can also print the PDF here.
  • Share your completed puzzles by using the #NewselaYIR on Facebook or Twitter.


What will the world look like in 2016? Have your students create Newsela 2016 headline predictions based on these articles. Submit them on Facebook or Twitter by January 8, 2016 with the hashtag #NewselaYIR or with this form for a chance to win a Newsela prize pack.

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