Inference Riddles
Main Idea/Theme
SWBST
Informational Text Structure
Random
100

I begin in the morning.

There are 365 of me.

Night is my opposite.

What am I?

Day

100

True or False?

The theme is the message the author wishes to communicate to the audience.

True

100

True or False?

A summary should include your opinion.

False

100

Which text structure tells about something by describing its features or giving examples?

Description

100

Which one is the proper noun?

fall

august

math

August

200

Birds fly south for me. 

I am a season when the days are short and the nights are long. 

What am I?

Winter

200

True or False?

The theme should contain specific information from the story.

False

200

True or False?

The summary should include the beginning, middle, and end or the problem and solution.

True

200

An informational text that contains the signal words "due to" and "therefore" follows which text structure?

Cause and Effect

200
Which word should NOT be capitalized in the sentence below?


On Tuesday morning, Mr. Maguire walked to the Beach.

beach
300

I have a head and a tail.

My favorite number is one.

I am made of copper.

What am I?

Penny
300

Main Idea or Theme?

The men were stuck in a blizzard, and they survived because David was prepared.

Main Idea

300

The first S in SWBST stands for "Somebody".

What question should you answer for "Somebody"?

Who is the main character?

300

An informational text that discusses how to jump rope would follow which text structure?

Sequence

300

True or False?

Key words for a simile are "like" and "as...as".

True

400

You wear me on St. Patrick's Day but frogs wear me all of the time?

What am I?

Green

400

Main Idea or Theme?

Good always conquers bad.

Theme

400

The B in SWBST stands for "But".

What question should you answer for "But"?

What is the problem?

400

An informational text that discusses the similarities and differences between Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks would follow which text structure?

Compare and Contrast

400

Simile or Metaphor?

Seth was as fast as a cheetah on the track. 

Simile

500

I hang out in schools.

I sleep with my eyes open.

I can breathe under water.

What am I?

Fish
500

Explain why the following is NOT a good example of theme.

Madison learned that its better to give than receive when she saw how happy the little boy became when she gave him her teddy bear. 

It contains specific details from the story. It is not a general statement that can be applied to everyone.

500

If "B" or "But" represents the problem/conflict, which part of "SWBST" represents the solution/resolution?

"T" or "Then"

500

An informational text that discusses the issue of texting and driving and ways to prevent it would follow which text structure?

Problem and Solution

500

Simile or Metaphor?

She was the sun on a rainy day.

Metaphor

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