This activity was created to support a focus on making inferences in the intermediate grades. If you were to do a web search for “inference riddles”, you will see that there are many resources available. One of my favorite ways to teach making an inference is to use riddles to model connecting text to background knowledge or schema. This holiday-themed activity will be a great reinforcement after a lesson using those riddles.
This 3-part activity starts with a an Easter setting. Billy Bunny is worried about his son, Bobby, who is supposed to hop down the bunny trail and deliver Easter baskets. Bobby is being bothered by a wolf, and Billy knows that he must do something to help his son!
Using this resource, students will disguise Billy Bunny so that he can confront the wolf. Students will write an inference riddle to describe Billy's disguise, and then use their creative writing skills to tell what happens when Billy confronts the wolf, and provide a happy (or maybe unhappy) ending for the story.
- Original background story
- Directions for each activity
- Disguise & riddle examples
- Riddle template
- Undisguised bunny ready to disguise
- Riddle template for gallery walk guessing
- Fictional writing directions and stationery
10 unique pages (some are available in color or black and white)
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