The Puzzle is an activity in JumpStart Reading for Second Graders. It is designed to teach vocabulary skills at a second grade level.



In each of the five locations where CJ and Edison must gather gems, the host of that location will require them to solve a puzzle during their first visit to prove their worthiness.


The puzzle is similar to a word search. Each puzzle contains hidden words that fit a certain category, and the player must find several words in the puzzle to complete the activity. The player can select a word by clicking on the first letter, and then the last letter, of a word. The first letter of each hidden word is highlighted green in the puzzle.

Difficulty level differences

  • Level one: The player must find at least 3 hidden words.
  • Level two: The player must find 4 hidden words.
  • Level three: The player must find 4 hidden words.

Digital manual description


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The first time you enter a new location, the host character will ask you to complete a puzzle game before you can move on to the main challenge. Can you find the words hidden in the puzzle?

Object - For level 1 - Find at least three words hidden in the puzzle that match the host character's clue. For level 2 and 3 - you will need to find four words.

Gameplay - Click on the first and then the last letter of a word to select it.

Curriculum - Vocabulary


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