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.
In Syllable States, students use their favorite or their own state to practice identifying the number of syllables in given words that relate to that state. They also divide the word into syllables by looking for vowel sounds. When they finish, they can repeat the activity using a different state.
50 different editions or versions of this Essential are included for the 50 states 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. An edition is included for each state, which all require students to work with different information linked to their selected edition.
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