Students love to guess at riddles, and writing them can provide practice with describing words, words of frequency, and common verb conjugations. This package includes two sample riddles and a template for students to write a rough copy of their own riddle.
You can target specific language structures by changing the required elements in the description sentences. By requiring certain types of sentences, you will also reduce the amount of new vocabulary and structures that each student will ask for help with!
Present the samples (cover the answers with a flap), go over what makes a good riddle (not too easy or difficult, about a common item...), maybe do some spontaneous examples together, then get students working on their rough copy, together or with a partner. Good copies can be displayed with a flap covering the answer, and students can circulate to guess each others'.