Writing Riddles

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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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Pair learners up to work together on riddles; have the class vote on the best riddle after pairs have presented their poems
  • Encourage writers to read their riddles in a talent show or parents' night
Classroom Considerations

  • While GATE students may be able to come up with their own riddles, mainstream learners may need some help and modeling
  • Requires access to the Internet

  • Provides step-by-step instruction for writing witty riddles
  • Engaging activity for language arts students who don't love writing poetry

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