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#SOL20: Riddles


Riddles abound.

Some in stealth.

Some in plain sight.

Ready to pounce

Perhaps high

Perhaps low.

In math.

In science.

In literacy.

Everywhere!!!

What are the characteristics of a riddle? Link

Why might one work with riddles?  What value is there in working with riddles?

Language practice. Practice writing a description. Practice going from a very broad description to a more narrow, focused description. , Practice revealing an item one characteristic at a time. Practice determining the most defining feature of any object.  To add a bit of fun, joy, levity to the day. To connect with an interest or a passion.

Try this one  . . .

I hold valuables.

In the beginning I was made of leather.

I may be a decoration.

I may be useful.

I have one hole.

When I have two holes, I am useless.

I’m a visible container.

Often empty.

Often waiting.

Under-utilized,

Under appreciated.

I’m a small bag

Attached to an article of clothing.

What am I?

When did you know the answer?   

How many “clues” did it take?

Who does the thinking work when solving or writing riddles?




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Answer:

You may see the answer more commonly as this:

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But I created this:

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Which sent me on a quest to learn more about . . .

a pocket. (The answer to the riddle above.)

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