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Inference, Key Details, and Vocabulary ~ School Riddles

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Solve a riddle a day every day to give your students daily practice inferring, identifying and answering key questions, and building vocabulary. These riddles are a form of informational text. Solving riddles is a fun-filled and engaging way to lay the groundwork for early comprehension skills!

Use this set of 24 school riddle cards in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade…
* As a whole class or small group activity, to demonstrate how to integrate the information in the clues and use the information to eliminate incorrect choices
* As a pocket chart center read, solve, and match activity
* As a small group or literacy center game, with the game board that is included (uses the same vocabulary).
* As the basis of a riddle writing activity, using the included template

These riddles make a great beginning of school activity, but you’ll also find them useful for your whole class and centers throughout the school year.

Note: One of the terms used is "flag". To avoid confusion for your students, I've included three different flag cards, for the American, Canadian, and Australian flags.

Do you love using riddles with your class? Click here to see all of my riddle sets!

Common Core Curriculum Standards:

K.RL.1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
K.RI.10: Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
K.SL.2: Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
K.SL.3: Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
K.L.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.
K.L.6: Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.
1.RI.1: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
1.RI.4: Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
1.SL.2: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
1.SL.3: Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
2.RI.1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
2.RI.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
2.SL.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
2.SL.3: Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
1.W.2, 2.W.2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.


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