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.
Fan Letter Fixers
In Fan Letter Fixers, students use their favorite basketball player to practice consulting reference materials to check and correct spellings. They must read information about their favorite player and then write their own question to ask him. When they finish, they can repeat the activity using a different NBA player.
15 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 Arthur, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Jinxed (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:
* Dog With a Blog
* Sesame Street
* Phineas and Ferb
* SpongeBob SquarePants
* Star Wars Rebels
* Adventure Time
* Looney Tunes
* Kirby Buckets
* I Didn't Do It
* Odd Squad
* Make It Pop
* Max and Shred
* Bella and the Bulldogs
NOTE: Get in touch if you would like to see other TV shows covered by this Essential.
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