Use this set of 20 weather riddle cards
in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade science and literacy teaching…
*To reinforce your science teaching of vocabulary
* 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
* As a small group or literacy center game
, with the game board that's included (uses the same vocabulary).
* As the basis for a riddle-writing activity
, with the template that's included in this set
Download the preview for a set of picture cards for the 20 vocabulary words in this set, perfect for use in your writing center.
These cards can be used as responses to the riddles, or with "What's the Weather?", a four-in-a-row board game that's also part of this resource.
This set now includes a weather-themed color by code subtraction activity!
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!
* This resource is also included in Weather: A Cross-Curricular Literacy Unit
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.
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