Health teachers take note! You definitely want to add this book to your collection. Classroom teachers, do you cover sound in science? Be sure to check out the bonus question below. It's always fun to start off a lesson with a good laugh.
Activity Name: Riddle-Anatomy (from Peachtree Publisher's Teacher's Guide for Random Body Parts http://peachtree-online.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/RandomBodyPartsTG.pdf )
What is a riddle?
Activity Description: Challenge students to describe a riddle and provide examples. (For example, “A riddle is a type of poem that describes something without actually naming what it is, leaving the reader to guess.”) Point out that all twenty poems in this book are presented as riddles and readers can figure out what body part is being described in each poem by hiding the accompanying science notes.
Draw the outline of a child lying down on a big piece of craft paper and post on a wall or door. As you share each poem and students guess the body part being described, write the title of the poem and the body part and place that information within the body outline drawing in the location of the body part being depicted. (For example, write “Lunchtime” and “Stomach” in the spot on the body where the stomach is located.) CCSS.ELALITERACY.RL.4.2; 5.2
Here are some extra riddles for readers to solve!
Random Body Parts Funny Bones: Riddles about the Bones in Your Skeleton by Leslie Bulion
1. Which set of bones in your body is found in every book? 2. Which bone in your arm helps you calculate the area of a circle? 3. Which bone in your hand is a little fishy? 4. Which bone in your leg has a little lie hidden in it? 5. Which bone in your knee might you wear on your head? 6. Which bone in your chest is extremely serious? 7. Which bone in your arm might make you laugh? (There are 2 different answers.)
BONUS QUESTION: Which bone helps you pound a nail (or will help you hear the pounding at least)?
Whether it be for one specific student, a small group of kids, or a whole class, finding a "just right" book makes the teacher's and the students' day.