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Writing and Guessing Riddles about animals, plants and non-living things

on November 13, 2012
With this post we will learn how to write a riddle for our project in groups.

Activity 1: Read and listen to this presentation about how to write a riddle.

 Activity 2:  Read the following riddle. This poem will be the model for your own riddle.

Activity 3: Pay attention to the structure and translation of the previous riddle.
  1. Adjective, I am like … (Quieto, soy como un espejo)
  2. Opposite adjective, I am adjective in comparative than … (Rápido, soy más fuerte que una piedra)
  3. Adjective, I can … (Mojado, puedo quemarte)
  4. Opposite adjective, I can … (Seco, puedo abrigarte) 
  5. Noun, I can … (Vida, puedo ser en el desierto)
  6. Opposite noun, I can … (Muerte, puedo ser en la orilla de un río)
  7. What am I? (¿Qué soy?) 
Activity 4: Write a riddle about an animal (student 1), a plant (student 2) or non-living thing (student 3) in Spanish and in English.
To start writing your riddle, make a list with:
  • The nouns related to the non-living thing, animal or plant,
  • The adjectives and their opposites that describe your living and non-libving thing.
  • Verbs, actions or states associated with your non-living thing, animal or plant.

You can use these on-line dictionaries: www.wordreference.com and www.synonym.com.

First, start writing a riddle in your language about an animal, plant or non-living thing in nature. Insert it on this Stixy board created by your English teacher. Insert a note with the text and an image with your animal, plant or non-living thing under your riddle. Follow my example.

Now, write a riddle in English and do the same on this Stixy board:

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One response to “Writing and Guessing Riddles about animals, plants and non-living things

  1. carmen herrera moreno says:

    the stixy is very interesting ajajajaja 🙂 because you is my favorite teacher jajajajaja one positive , one positiveeee 🙂

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