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February | Riddle of the Day | Literacy | Printables | Distance Learning

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1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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20 February riddles for your students to read, think, write and solve. These riddles are a great writing activity for morning seat work. Students settle right in with reading and writing. It is motivating because the children love to guess what today's riddle answer might be. You can easily assign these riddles for distance learning and school-at-home work.

Each riddle is a February theme idea and contains many high frequency words. Your students read the riddle, think, and write a sentence that answers the question. Next, they illustrate the sentence that they wrote. This is a motivating writing-reading-thinking literacy activity that you may use for morning seat work, homework, for fast finishers or anytime. This resource includes teacher directions, bin labels and an answer key.

Also there are covers if you wish to make a 'February Riddle' booklet.

It is appropriate for grades 1 -2 and homeschoolers.

How to include a morning riddle in your daily routine:

  1. When students arrive each morning, they ready themselves to start the day. Riddles are in a bin on a shelf.
  2. Students bring their morning riddle to their table or desk.
  3. Students start to read and it will warm your heart to see independent readers already reading, even before attendance has been taken.
  4. Allow students to help each other with the reading.
  5. Natural talk begins.
  6. You will start to hear "I know what it is?"
  7. Students begin drawing and writing to show the answer.
  8. Sometime later, you can show the riddle with your document camera or whiteboard.
  9. Read as a whole group.
  10. Talk about the answers.
  11. Underline any keywords that helped to solve the riddle.
  12. Circle any key sight words you wish to teach and review.
  13. Teach interactive writing. Writing skills to focus on might be:
  • complete sentences
  • capital letters
  • punctuation
  • spelling

On occasion, have your students complete daily word work or other focused reading skills on the back of the page. i.e. teaching a spelling or grammar rule

When these morning riddles become part of your morning routine, you will notice:

  • students focused on text
  • students readily and willing to read
  • students thinking
  • students helping students
  • writing improvement

February Morning Riddles Theme focus:

  • valentines
  • Presidents
  • birds
  • letters

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