Solve a riddle a day every day to give your students daily practice inferring, identifying and answering key questions, and building vocabulary. These math vocabulary 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 20 math vocabulary riddle cards in kindergarten and first 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 math center game, with the board game
that is included (uses the same vocabulary).
* As the basis for a riddle writing activity
using the included template
* Connect math and literacy
with the picture/word matching cards set
Here's the math vocabulary included in this resource:
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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