Thursday, April 3, 2014

Poetry Challenge #3 - Riddle-ku

I am celebrating National Poetry Month by writing a poem every day.  I am not a poet, I am a teacher of writing.  Therefore, I must write so I can teach.

Today I am trying a riddle-ku which has the traditional 5-7-5 syllable count, but is written from the point of view of an object or animal.  The reader tries to guess "what" has written the poem.  Laura Purdie Salas is writing a riddle-ku a day for the month of April.  Check out her site to get ideas and resources for teaching riddle-kus

Getting to the point
while collecting the remnants
of your words to come

A Pencil Sharpener


  1. This is great! My students are loving the riddle-ku challenge. I should have them try to do one as well. Love your bird of pencil shavings!

  2. Ohhh!! That's a good one. I love Riddle-ku. Have you ever read the book Dogku? It tells a story of a day in the life of a dog, in haiku. Great format and I've had students write their own versions. :)

  3. How great is this, Leigh Anne. I'm glad you came by & told me what you were doing. Did you also create that little bird? So fun to see, of pencil shavings!

  4. I'm following you, but through my feed...

  5. So fun! I love the bird and I get the point!! Great thing for students to try!