Engage your students and practice core ELA skills with these engaging, relevant tasks!
What is an Essential?
Essentials are short activities linked to basic reading, writing or language skills. In these activities, students practice these basic skills in authentic situations that feature topics they know and love. We include final questions that help students develop critical thinking skills.
Each Essential also includes a complete teacher guide, answer key and rubric.
Pen Pal Tales
In Pen Pal Tales, students use their favorite place or event to practice composing narrative pieces using a combination of writing and drawing. When they finish, they can repeat the activity using a different place or event.
8 different editions or versions of this Essential are included so students can work with the edition they are most interested in, an appropriate edition can be chosen to match the interests of the class, or the editions can be used at classroom stations. Some of the editions included are a birthday party, Halloween, and Thanksgiving (see complete list below), which all require students to work with different information linked to their selected edition.
The full list of editions included is:
* Birthday Party
* Field Trip
* Sleep Over
NOTE: Get in touch if you would like to see other places or events covered by this Essential.
Thanks and be sure to check out our other Essentials for 1st-2nd grade!
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