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Riddle Poem- Thanks Mr. Maine for making this and allowing me to copy this and edit!

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  • 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. What am I? Writing a Riddle Poem
  • 3. Getting Started Choose an answer Brainstorm Use a thesaurus Think like the object Use figurative language
  • 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. 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. Also think of words or ideas that are opposite or opposed to your topic Example: Water Earth, fire, dry, air
  • 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. 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. 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. Drafting Once you’ve gathered your notes, you’re ready to begin a draft. How should we Start?
  • 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. Sounds good but bland. Try playing with the word order Still, I am like a mirror Fast, I’m stronger than stone
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Thank You! The End