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#### Writing Riddles

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What's got 60 eyes, 150 fingers, and an endless number of ideas? Your language arts class! Challenge young writers to come up with clever riddles with an online poetry lesson.
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#### What Am I?: Geometric Shape Riddles

For Students 1st - 3rd
Combine literacy, problem-solving, and geometric shape recognition with this riddle worksheet. Scholars solve 4 riddes, naming the shape described in each. Descriptions are in first person, and include a real-life look-alike. For...
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#### Movie Riddles: An ESL Activity to Get Student Talking About Movies

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Enjoy the thrill of the movies with this ESL activity! Not only can learners talk about their favorite films, but in creating riddles about their chosen movies, they can practice the skills of context clues and deductive reasoning. This...
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#### My Ten-Frame Riddle

For Students K - 3rd
Learners will have fun trying to trick their classmates in this interactive ten-frame riddle activity. After choosing a number and filling in the frame, they create three clues to challenge a classmate trying to guess their number. A...
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#### Fiddle Dee Diddle - It's Time For A Riddle

For Teachers 3rd
Energize your math class! They will use the story problem process to solve math riddle problems. They compute and solve problems involving addition and subtraction of 3- and 4- digit numbers and basic facts of multiplication and division...
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#### Riddle Cards

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
What better way to introduce making inferences than with riddle cards? Young readers practice making inferences through riddle cards and other types of reading, while filling out graphic organizers. The resource even comes with blank...
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#### Riddles

For Students 1st - 2nd
What does it mean? Learners read four riddles, connecting them to the pictures they are describing. Consider challenging them to cover up the pictures before attempting the riddles, as this will greatly increase the difficulty. Next,...
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#### Riddles

For Students 4th - 6th
Riddles can be a fun way to practice word decoding. Scholars read two riddles to determine the word each is referencing. These riddles are based on word analysis to build letters one at a time rather than big-picture idea concepts....
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#### Color Tile Riddles

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this color the tile riddles learning exercise, students solve and complete 6 different puzzles that include various riddles to solve. First, they determine the number that is represented by what color according to the information...
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For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Have your class write their own riddles using this resource. Learners read a riddle, figure out the answer, and then discuss the characteristics of this type of writing. It is a great way to have your class embark on their own...
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#### The Beauty of Anglo-Saxon Poetry: A Prelude to Beowulf

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Riddle me this! What do kennings, caesura, and alliteration have to do with the Nowell Codex? Introduce class members to Anglo-Saxon poetry and prepare readers for a study of Beowulf with a series of activities that includes asking...
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#### Activity Plan 4-5: Riddles by the Bagful!

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students write a riddle to be included in a class riddle book. In this creative-thinking lesson plan, the teacher will introduce children to riddles, then guide children through the process of writing and illustrating their own riddles...
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#### Riddles

For Teachers 2nd
Promote critical-thinking skills with riddles. While this resource only has two example of riddles, it could be used as a model for other explorations. A teacher could augment this resource with a greater variety of examples.
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#### Riddle Poem

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders practice writing skills by writing riddle poems using adjectives to describe vegetables.
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#### Digital Cloud Riddle Book

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars examine clouds. For this technology skill lesson, students identify different cloud types, observe and photograph clouds in nature, and print and write a riddle about the objects they see in the clouds.
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#### Jokes And Riddles

For Students 4th - 6th
In this writing instructional activity, students first select a collection of jokes and riddles to read. Students complete 4 activities: illustrating jokes, making a matching game with riddles and answers, making a comic strip, and...
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#### Social Studies - State Riddle Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students make distinctions between the states, their cities, and capitals, and create riddles for classmates to solve.
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#### Human Body Riddle

For Teachers 5th
The human body can be a mystery, or at least a riddle. Fifth graders pair up and use Photostory to create a riddle relating to a human body part and how it functions in the body system. They will compose a riddle, use a story board, take...
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#### You Know the Answer: Math Riddle

For Students 3rd - 6th
Although the riddle is an outdated political reference, this math challenge is a good practice in operations and domain-specific vocabulary. Learners complete 18 problems, using multiplication, division, subtraction, and addition. Some...
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#### What's a Vampire's Favorite Sport - Addition

For Students K - 2nd
For this addition worksheet, students will solve 41 addition problems with sums less than ten. Students will then match a letter associated with each number and use this to make a word and solve riddles with a Halloween theme.
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#### Guess Again!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students define and read riddles, and differentiate between poems and riddles. They complete a class Venn Diagram comparing poems and riddles, and play an attribute guessing game with the teacher. Students then identify the rhyming words...
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#### #14 Riddles

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners listen to riddles and identify Dolch sight words in the riddles. In this sight words lesson, students listen to riddles and guess the sight word for the riddle. Learners solve sight word riddles.
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#### Riddles Everywhere

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this addition learning exercise, students solve 5 word problems which are in riddle form. Then students use their answers to solve another riddle at the bottom of the page.
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#### Size Riddles

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students investigate shapes and sizes by creating a riddle.  In this geometry lesson, students read one of two books and investigate facts about an object's size.  Students write a riddle using the facts they have read and cut a piece of...