Winter Vocabulary Activities | Riddles for Inference and Drawing Conclusions

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These winter riddle activities are a fun-filled and engaging way to build vocabulary and to lay the groundwork for early comprehension skills. Your students will have fun solving this set of 24 winter riddles as you guide them in building skills like identifying key details, answering key questions, and inferring.

This riddle set is included in several money-saving bundles linked here:

Full Year of Vocabulary Riddles for Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter

English / Spanish Winter Riddle Bundle

Winter Riddles Printable and Boom Cards Bundle

Seasonal and Thematic Vocabulary Riddles, Games, and Writing Bundle

Here's what's included in this resource!

❄️ 24 winter riddle cards, printing at two per page

❄️ 24 picture/word answer cards

❄️ The same 24 riddles in full-page format for your interactive board

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

❄️ A writing template for your students to compose their own winter riddles

❄️ Winter Four in a Row vocabulary game

❄️ Bonus Math Activity! Winter Spin and Tally

Here are some ideas for using this set 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 (uses 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 winter riddles!

* Put an extra set of the answer cards in your math center along with the Spin and Tally game.

Integrate curriculum to help your students build lasting cross-curricular connections!

Here's what teachers like you have said about these riddles:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Devon R. said, "Great resource for my kids with word finding difficulties and vocab goals".

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jennifer H. said, "Love this! I use them for exit cards from class and also put them on a bulletin board for the whole school to use! I love that they are common core!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Deanna J. said, "My students were so engaged with these fun riddles!"


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


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