Poetry Friday: A riddle poem

April 23rd, 2010

This week’s poem comes from Pat Johnson’s husband, Rick Johnson. Pat, along with Katie Keier, is the author of Catching Readers Before They Fall: Supporting Readers Who Struggle, K-4. In their book, Pat and Katie use this poem in a lesson about making inferences.

So, what is the answer to the riddle? Leave it in the comments section and we will select two commenters at random who will receive Pat and Katie’s book.

I’m sometimes new
Yet always old
I shine like the sun
But I’m really cold

I’m round like a ball
But I don’t spin
So you can see my face
Again and again.

Though I’m up really high
A cow once jumped over
When astronauts came
They had a rover.

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  • 2. heather  |  April 23rd, 2010 at 8:22 am

    the moon!
    cool poem

  • 3. Mary Ann  |  April 23rd, 2010 at 10:51 am

    I read it to my daughter and she has guessed…The Moon. Of course she is 16 so it was said with a sigh and an eye roll…LOL

  • 4. Amy  |  April 23rd, 2010 at 11:00 am

    The moon! 🙂

  • 5. Sarah  |  April 23rd, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    The MOON! I read this to my fourth graders since we just finished our solar system unit! They’ve been writing their own riddle poems all afternoon!

  • 6. Laura Evans  |  April 23rd, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    The moon.

    That poem is out of this world!

    Laura Evans
    all things poetry

  • 7. Mary Lee  |  April 24th, 2010 at 6:14 am

    The moon, of course! I love how the clues get easier and easier as you go so that you are SURE to get the riddle by the end!

    Here’s one for you that I heard from a student this week:

    Why did the elephant cross the road?

    .ffo yad s’nekcihc eht saw tI

  • 8. Carol Wilcox  |  April 24th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I guess the moon too!

  • 9. Gresham  |  April 25th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I can’t wait to share this riddle with my 4th graders! And Mary Lee…very funny!

  • 10. Erin @ Letter Soup  |  April 29th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    The moon! My boys will love that. Thanks!

  • 11. Irene  |  September 9th, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Thats so so awesome!

  • 12. Jocelyn  |  January 10th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    THE MOON!!!!

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