What is a Riddle Poem?
I like to feel it Firm and cool-
And Round beneath my feet
It’s one of hundreds shouldering
A long-...
What am I?
Writing a
Riddle Poem
Getting Started
Choose an answer
Brainstorm
Use a thesaurus
Think like the object
Use figurative language
Step 1: Begin with your
answer or topic
Your topic can be
concrete like a desk, a
car, or even a person.
You can also choo...
Step 2: Brainstorm
Create a list of words and ideas related to and
associated with your topic.
Think with all your senses:...
Also think of words or
ideas that are opposite
or opposed to your
topic
Example: Water
Earth, fire, dry, air
Choose some words you
brainstormed and look up
their synonyms in a
thesaurus. Look up synonyms
for your topic too
Use a rh...
Think like the object: Try describing the
world from the object’s point of view.
What do you see, hear, feel? What do
you ...
Try using figurative language:
Describe your topic using
figurative language to give clues
Simile: Pools that reflect lik...
Drafting
Once you’ve gathered
your notes, you’re
ready to begin a draft.
How should we
Start?
Let’s start with the ideas of
water cutting canyons and
reflecting like a mirror
I am like a mirror when I’m
still
I am st...
Sounds good but bland.
Try playing with the word
order
Still, I am like a mirror
Fast, I’m stronger than
stone
Now use your brainstorm to
add different poetic elements
like personification, metaphors,
and maybe even rhyme
Try differe...
Publishing Your Final Draft
Publish your poem in a creative way
Use form and shape the poem like its
topic
Use a creati...
Have students generate a rubric
for the assignment. Include an
explanation of the poetic
elements in their poems and
how t...
Thoughts and Questions
 Should students work independently or in
groups?
 What are some other follow-up activities?
 Ho...
Bibliography
Feldman, Ruth Tenzer. “Guess What”
Cobblestone,March 1995, 24-25
Claggett, Fran, Louann Reid andRuth Vinz. Da...
Thank You!
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  1. 1. What is a Riddle Poem? I like to feel it Firm and cool- And Round beneath my feet It’s one of hundreds shouldering A long-enduring street. I like to muse who felt it first- And why They trod, and when, To fit in patterns-edge to edge- The paths from Now to Then. Ruth Tenzer Feldman Cobblestone
  2. 2. What am I? Writing a Riddle Poem
  3. 3. Getting Started Choose an answer Brainstorm Use a thesaurus Think like the object Use figurative language
  4. 4. Step 1: Begin with your answer or topic Your topic can be concrete like a desk, a car, or even a person. You can also choose something abstract like happiness or peace
  5. 5. Step 2: Brainstorm Create a list of words and ideas related to and associated with your topic. Think with all your senses: where do you see, hear, smell, taste and touch things related to your topic? Example: water Clouds, wet, rain, liquid, fish, stream, river, lake, pool, pond, swimming, ocean, ice, glacier, steam, snow, boats, sailing
  6. 6. Also think of words or ideas that are opposite or opposed to your topic Example: Water Earth, fire, dry, air
  7. 7. Choose some words you brainstormed and look up their synonyms in a thesaurus. Look up synonyms for your topic too Use a rhyming dictionary to look up words that rhyme with the ones in your list
  8. 8. Think like the object: Try describing the world from the object’s point of view. What do you see, hear, feel? What do you do? What do you like? What would a river think? I run downhill I make canyons Fish live in me
  9. 9. Try using figurative language: Describe your topic using figurative language to give clues Simile: Pools that reflect like mirrors Metaphor: Streams are fish roads Personification: The rain played a steady beat
  10. 10. Drafting Once you’ve gathered your notes, you’re ready to begin a draft. How should we Start?
  11. 11. Let’s start with the ideas of water cutting canyons and reflecting like a mirror I am like a mirror when I’m still I am stronger than stone when I move
  12. 12. Sounds good but bland. Try playing with the word order Still, I am like a mirror Fast, I’m stronger than stone
  13. 13. Now use your brainstorm to add different poetic elements like personification, metaphors, and maybe even rhyme Try different line and word combinations. Sometimes even the slightest change can make a big difference. Read your poem aloud and play with the words and order until it makes sense and sounds right.
  14. 14. Publishing Your Final Draft Publish your poem in a creative way Use form and shape the poem like its topic Use a creative background that doubles as a clue Draw a picture to go with your poem Make an audio recording of your poem
  15. 15. Have students generate a rubric for the assignment. Include an explanation of the poetic elements in their poems and how they used them Have a poetry reading and invite parents, administrators, other classes and outside guests. Have the audience try to guess the riddle. Display the poems in your classroom and school building
  16. 16. Thoughts and Questions  Should students work independently or in groups?  What are some other follow-up activities?  How should I differentiate the lesson for students at various levels?  How can I integrate this lesson to other subject areas?  How can I introduce different types of poetry into the lesson?  How can I use this with different genres of literature?
  17. 17. Bibliography Feldman, Ruth Tenzer. “Guess What” Cobblestone,March 1995, 24-25 Claggett, Fran, Louann Reid andRuth Vinz. DaybookofcriticalReadingandWriting. Wilmington, Massachusetts: Great Source Education Group,1999 Writing RiddlePoems. NCTE/IRA, marcopolo. 2003; cited July, 2004 http://www.readwrtiethink.org Zemelman, Steven and HarveyDaniels. ACommunityofWriters. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1988 Caravia, Lori. RiddlePoem.University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, November 6, 1997; cited July, 2004 http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/YLP/97-98/97-98_units/97-98mini- unit/LCaravia Miller, Carol Rawlings. 50Writing Lessons ThatWork. New York: Scholastic Professional Books, 1999 My Students andMy Collegues. Western HillsMiddleSchool. Cranston, Rhode Island: 1999-2004
  18. 18. Thank You! The End
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