3 Full Days 3rd grade/Northwoods Animals; Famous Americans; Tools and Inventions

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This 3 in 1 Pack includes 3 full days for your substitute teacher. These very same individual full day plans, Famous Americans Theme, Tools and Inventions Theme, and Northwoods Animals Theme are also sold as individual products in my store. All activities are ready to copy and go, without need for the sub to read lengthy directions. Explanations for students and for the sub are incorporated as scripts which headline some but not all worksheets. The only equipment your sub needs is a copy machine (Smartboard or Activeboard); the only supplies your kids need are pencils, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Each of the three days includes morning and afternoon messages to use as "get acquainted" and "end of the day wrap up" discussions; and Fiction and Non Fiction Reader Response forms for students to write after they have read independently for 30 minutes. On the Fiction forms, students will record what they learned about plot, characters, setting, and new words, whether they read a chapter of the book or the entire book. On Non Fiction Reader Response forms, students will record facts learned. These reader response papers provide the opportunity for small group or large group sharing upon completion.

Famous Americans
Students will read together and discuss the meaning of “famous.” They will read (and answer questions about) the lives of five Famous Americans: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Helen Keller, and Rosa Parks. To review information learned, students will play the “Famous Americans Board Game.” They will record facts learned as part of the game. They will construct a timeline using important dates in the lives of these Famous Americans.
The math activity provides practice naming and adding money. Students will find the names of Famous Americans on coins and bills (answer sheet provided). Students will use the dates of birth and death of Famous Americans to practice the question: “How old was he or she when he died?”
Vocabulary games provide whole group practice of words and names learned throughout the day.
Activities included “Just for fun:” coloring page of famous names; sign languagepractice pages related to Helen Keller’s life story.

Tools and Inventions
Students will read about tools and how we use them. A script is provided for the sub teacher to explain different kinds of tools; from bandages to hammers. Students will practice new vocabulary words as they think about the way we use things.
A reading comprehension passage and questions is included on Thomas Edison.
The math activitiy provides practice with problem solving skills, addition and subtraction with regrouping. Students should work independently or with a partner to find answers and match to the numbers on crayons (TOOLS!) for coloring. An additional math paper requires “tools” for measuring and cutting to complete.
A script is provided for the sub teacher to discuss how great tools have been invented. Follow up activities include drawing and writing about each student's own wonderful or crazy invention.

Northwoods Animals

Students will read and write about Northwoods Animals. Students will read descriptions and then draw the animal. They will determine classification (mammals, birds, reptiles, or amphibians)
They will cut out flashcards to match animal names with descriptions. They will read about the lynx and choose an animal to write about using available classroom and/or internet resources. Graphic organizer and report forms are included.
Additional worksheets provide practice and games for new vocabulary words (habitat, description, diet, behavior bird, reptile, amphibian, mammal)

The math activity provides practice with problem solving skills and adding and subtracting (with regrouping) two and three digit numbers. Students will find correct answers on a coloring page
of Northwoods Animals.
The writing activity practices regular and irregular action verbs. The script provided for the teacher reviews a list of commonly used regular and irregular verbs in the present tense;
students will contribute past tense forms. Students will find appropriate verbs to fill in a silly story, and complete a verb word search.

Also included for each set of plans is an activities grid that briefly explains each activity, possible variations and Common Core grade level standards applied.

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3 Full Days 3rd grade/Northwoods Animals; Famous Americans
3 Full Days 3rd grade/Northwoods Animals; Famous Americans
3 Full Days 3rd grade/Northwoods Animals; Famous Americans
3 Full Days 3rd grade/Northwoods Animals; Famous Americans
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