Planning a trip to the zoo this spring? Read this book before you go. I absolutely love the Writing Animal Riddle activity. It can be modified for every elementary grade, and it would be super fun for book buddies to do together. Laura Murray includes a great list of rhyming words in the PDF. This list allows students to stay on track while writing instead of searching for rhymes on the internet and becoming distracted... not that this ever happens in my classroom ;-).
Activity Name: Writing Animal Riddles
Activity Description: Working independently or with a partner, students write animal riddles that their classmates have to solve. Ms. Murray explains in her PDF below that the riddles do not have to rhyme, but they can. If your students decide to step up to the rhyming challenge, the PDF has resources to help scaffold your students so that they will be successful.
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.