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 Music Critic, students use their favorite song to practice writing opinion pieces. They brainstorm and then compose a music review including an introduction, opinion with reason and concluding statement. When they finish, they can repeat the activity for another song.
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 The Fox, Best Song Ever, and Let It Go, as well as a blank template to customize (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 Fox
* Hey Brother
* Best Song Ever
* Safe and Sound
* Hall of Fame
* Settle Down
* Am I Wrong
* Holla at the DJ
* When Can I See you Again
* If I Ruled the World
* Who Says
* Let It Go
Plus a blank template to customize
NOTE: Get in touch if you would like to see other songs covered by this Essential.
Thanks and be sure to check out our other Essentials for 1st-2nd grade!
Or download the complete collection of our thirteen 2nd grade Essentials at a discounted price!