Welcome to today’s tip in my month-long Poetry Tips for Teachers series.
Tip #14: Make it a riddle.
Turn a poem into a riddle. Kids love riddle poems, and they are super fun to both read and write. (I had a blast with riddleku in National Poetry Month of 2014 and even turned them into a riddleku book.) But you don’t have to use poems that were specifically written AS riddles. Some poems only name the topic of the poem in the title. If that’s the case, just read the poem without the title and see if students can figure out the title/topic. I love it when poetry is a game!
Here’s a poem that can easily be riddle-fied!