Spring Vocabulary Activities - Riddles for Inference and Drawing Conclusions

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My students really enjoy solving these riddles. We've used them for both distance learning and in-person when we have a few minutes to fill and they work great in both settings. Thanks!
I use this for the 5 minutes we always seem to have left during lunch. Takes their mind off watching the clock and engaging to keep them busy and thinking.
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Riddles are a great way to introduce and practice new vocabulary and practice comprehension strategies like making inference and drawing conclusions. Your students will have fun with these these spring riddles... and having fun makes the learning "stick"!

Use this set of 24 riddle cards as a whole class or small group activity or in a literacy center.

The cards are also a fun way to practice spring vocabulary, like umbrella, earthworm, rainbow, jellybean, insect, nest, and 18 more!

Here's what's included in this resource!

* 24 spring riddle cards, printing at four per page

* 24 picture/word answer cards

* The same 24 riddles in full-page format to print or to use on your interactive

* Ready-to-use Easel digital overlay for all 24 riddles

* A writing template for your students to compose their own spring riddles

* Spring Four in a Row vocabulary game - six boards

Here are some ideas for using this spring vocabulary resource in your classroom!

* As a whole class or small group activity, use riddles to demonstrate how to strategically integrate the information in the clues and use the information to eliminate incorrect choices.

* Use the riddle cards and answer cards as a pocket chart center read, solve, and match activity.

* Read and solve riddles for mini-lessons on reading informational text.

* Use the included game board (six different boards using the same 24 winter vocabulary words) as a small group or literacy center game.

* Bring writing into your riddle-solving activities! After your students are familiar with the format of riddles and you have modeled writing several together as a class, use the included writing template. Have your students write and share their own spring riddles!

* Solving riddles together is a great activity for a substitute teacher! Students will be engaged, quiet, and listening carefully!

Here's what teachers are saying about these spring riddle activities!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nancy said, "My children LOVE these and it makes them think and I LOVE that!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Erin said, "I love these riddles and pictures for my ELL kiddos. Thanks!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Sara said, "I used these as my video morning message questions and my students LOVED them! I would give the riddle and they would video themselves giving their answer and why."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Erin said, "This was great for both my speech and language kids!"


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because).


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