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.
Sneaky Letter Switch
In Sneaky Letter Switch, students use the villain from their favorite TV show or movie to practice decoding similarly spelled words. They must read new words by changing beginning, middle, or ending sounds by substituting letters. When they finish, they can repeat the activity using a different villain from a different TV show or movie.
14 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 Darth Vader, the Joker, and Captain Hook (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:
* Darth Vader
* Captain Hook
* Doctor Facilier
NOTE: Get in touch if you would like to see other TV or movie villains covered by this Essential.
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