Engage your students and practice core ELA skills with this collection of fun, short 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 real world 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.
Let's Talk About Commas
In Let's Talk About Commas, students edit interviews with their favorite author to practice using commas in a series and to set off words or parts of sentences, and using formatting to indicate titles of works.
8 different editions or versions of this Essential are included so students can work with the edition they are most interested in, or an appropriate edition can be chosen to match the interests of the class. Some of the editions included are Jeff Kinney, J.K. Rowling and Rick Riordan (see complete list below), which all require students to work with different information linked to their selected edition.
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NOTE: The full list of editions included is: J.K. Rowling, Jeff Kinney, Lemony Snicket, Mary Pope Osborne, Megan McDonald, Peter Lerangis, Rachel Renee Russell, Rick Riordan.
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