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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
What Am I? Teaching Poetry through Riddles
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 30-minute and two 60-minute sessions|
Washington, Washington DC
Grades 3 – 8 | Student Interactive | Writing Poetry
The Riddle Interactive outlines the characteristics of riddle poems and provides direct instruction on the prewriting and drafting process for writing original riddle poems.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Stapleless Book can be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless!
- Selection of riddle poems for all students to read and discuss
- Riddle Poem Features handout, which defines useful figurative language terms, rhetorical devices, and poetic sound techniques
- Exploring Riddle Poem Techniques handout. The questions, modified to work with any riddle, are also available.
- Writing a Riddle Poem handout
- Stapleless Book Planning Sheet
- Riddle Planning Sheet
- Student Self-assessment handout