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Autumn Inference ~ Riddle Cards for Inference, Key Details, and Vocabulary


  • Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

  • Subjects: Reading, Science

  • Product Type: Printable

  • Format: Digital product, Downloadable

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Product Description

Here's a free set of fall riddles for your K-2 students! 24 riddle cards, a four-in-a-row game, and a riddle-writing activity are all included in this high-interest set. What a great way to practice integrating clues, determining relevant information, and more, all while strengthening science and health vocabulary.

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!

Use this set of 24 fall riddle cards in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade…
* 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 matching activity
* As a small group or literacy center game, with the game board that is included (uses the same vocabulary)
* As the basis for a riddle-writing activity, using the included writing template

Seasonal topics included are leaves, apples, pumpkins, names of months, Johnny Appleseed, Columbus, firefighters, bats, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.

If you enjoy using riddles as a teaching tool, here are some other riddle sets at my Educents store

Spring Riddles 

Weather Wonderings

Animal Riddles

Thanks for your interest in this resource!

Linda Nelson



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    Nov 23, 2015

    All 3 of my kids, ages 7-11 enjoyed these. They love playing 'games' like this, it takes the chore out of learning for them :-)


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Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
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I'm proud to have been a teacher for 26 years, with most of my experience and my happiest days spent in the primary grades. I've taught Reading Recovery, Basic Skills, first grade, and even a first grade literacy intervention class. As a big believer in hands-on learning, you'll see that center activities and games are among my favorite resources to create! Student engagement is key to learning that lasts, so I strive to create differentiated fun activities that will keep your students excited about learning!

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