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 Helping Hands, students use a book about their favorite community helper to practice identifying the main idea and key details in a text. After practicing the concept, they listen to a section of a non-fiction book and write the key details of the main idea. When they finish, they can repeat the activity using a different community helper.
11 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 nurses, mailmen, and policemen (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:
NOTE: Get in touch if you would like to see other community helpers or jobs covered by this Essential.
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