Last updated 07/01/2006.
Vocabulary Riddles: Hink Pinks
"through riddles children gather and interpret data, make inferences, and draw conclusions. When provided with the riddle's solution, they interpret this new information, construct meanings to clarify and extend knowledge, and gain insight into the essence of these brief puzzles as well as their own learning" (Reading Teacher, 1996, v49, n8, w66-68. Buchoff, Rita. Riddles: Fun With Language Across the Curriculum)
Hink pinks are one-syllable words that rhyme; hinky pinkies are two-syllable words that rhyme; hinkety pinketies are three-syllable words that rhyme.
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