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.
Social Media Mashup
In Social Media Mashup, students use different kids' social media websites and write posts about their vacation to practice comparing formal and informal language. When they finish, they can repeat the activity using a different social media site from another vacation.
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 GeckoApp, Viddiverse, and Kuddle (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:
* Marimba Chat
* Roo Kids
* Club Penguin
* Help Your Hero
NOTE: Get in touch if you would like to see other sites covered by this Essential.
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