Animal Riddle 5

Posted November 16, 2009 & filed under Notebook.

I’m green and slimy.

I like to hide in my shell.

I move slow like a slug.

by Victoria, 3rd grade


Answer: I am a turtle.

Animal Riddle 4

Posted November 11, 2009 & filed under Notebook.

I hang upside down.

Red blood rushes to my head.

My tail curls on wire.

by Lillian, 3rd grade


Answer: I am an opossum.

Animal Riddle 3

Posted November 5, 2009 & filed under Notebook.

I live in silk sand.

I have a big star on me.

My friends are starfish.

by Kyle, 3rd grade

Answer: I am a sand dollar.

Animal Riddle 2

Posted October 28, 2009 & filed under Notebook.

I like to eat cheese.

I am a furry rodent.

I always get trapped.

by Andres, 3rd grade

Answer: I am a rat.

Animal Riddle 1

Posted October 21, 2009 & filed under Notebook.

I strike prey with my nose.

I fight my predators well.

I am long and blue.

by Javier, 3rd grade

Answer: I am a marlin.

Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery

Posted March 28, 2008 & filed under Notebook.


I begin this lesson by asking my students to define what a “riddle” is.
They say:
“A riddle is like a problem you have to solve.”
“Riddles have clues.”
“You’re supposed to guess what something is.”

As a warm up, I read riddles that former students have written, and the class guesses what the answers might be. We discuss how writers can give clues about their object’s properties, use, or habitat. The students try to stump each other–let’s see if they’ve stumped you!

Mystery Object

My object is round.
It has three hands.
It has a number
Of numbers that is a dozen.
It is as quiet as a mouse.
9, 12, 6, and 3
Are enemies.
It also helps you when

You’re lost in time.

By Ty, 3rd Grade

Sea Shore

I am as dull as a rock.
I’m grayer than a dolphin.
I hurt people when they step on me.
You don’t often see me.
I’m not worth a lot, just your treasure.
And I contain great beauty.
What am I?

By Theresa, 3rd Gradeamy-lin-in-a-maze.jpg

You can guess your answers in the comment section below. Read my next post for the answers to these riddles!

Posted by Amy Lin, Writers in the Schools