Vocabulary Riddles: Book 1
Vocabulary Riddles Book 1 contains 52 total riddles. Each riddle activity features four challenging vocabulary words. Some of the words may sound familiar to readers, but to solve the actual riddle, all four words must be mastered. After each riddle, a series of questions directs students to analyze each vocabulary term, then sort words by definition, synonym, antonym, and part of speech. After each riddle is solved, a final activity prompts students to synthesize the meaning of all four vocabulary words to identify the riddle's main idea. Answers are provided at the back of each book. 30 pgs, pb.
Build vocabulary the fun way with these thought provoking riddles. These riddles will entertain your students as well as build their PSAT and ACT vocabulary. Decoding the riddles can be an impetus for incorporating dynamic words into students' lexicons and their writing.
To decode each riddle, students must identify the meaning of four vocabulary words in the riddle. A series of questions after each riddle prompts analysis of the vocabulary words using definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and parts of speech. The last activity asks students to synthesize the meaning of all four vocabulary words by choosing the sentence that explains the vocabulary riddle. To accomplish this, each of the sentence's four synonyms must be evaluated for its compatibility with the context of the riddle's four vocabulary words.
Students learn to focus on:
- Definitions of words
- Parts of speech
- Synonyms and antonyms