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 Version Variations, students compare and contrast their favorite story to another version of the story. They brainstorm the similarities and differences before writing sentences. When they finish, they can repeat the activity using a different book.
10 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 Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty & the Beast and The Three Little Pigs (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:
* The Three Little Pigs
* The Gingerbread Man
* Little Red Riding Hood
* Chicken Little
* The Princess and the Pea
* Jack and the Beanstalk
* Goldilocks and the Three Bears
* Beauty and the Beast
* The Emperor's New Clothes.
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