Love the book by David Shannon? Then you’ll love our plan, “The Rain Came Down”. This “In A Pinch” emergency sub plan is ready when you're not, making your emergency sub planning a breeze! This one full day first grade plan provides engaging activities in Integrated Language Arts and Mathematics that your students will enjoy, and a substitute will appreciate during your absence. Activities are simply inserted into your regular day schedule as defined in your general information folder for a substitute teacher. If time allows, some classroom teachers prefer to prepare (copy) and organize the materials the sub will be using. We recommend the sub replace and prepare all items used before the end of their duty day so the plan is ready for future use.
This “Rain Came Down” sub plan contains 27 slides and includes a 6 page detailed lesson plan with easy to follow instructions for each activity. The activities are interactive and develop good listening skills. In the area of Integrated Language Arts the lesson begins with a read aloud of David Shannon's book. Children are questioning, predicting, and building vocabulary as they listen to and make meaning of the story. Specific and engaging questions are provided. Following the read aloud is a writing extension that allows students to make a text-to-self connection. Students will use the graphic organizers to summarize and retell the order of events in the story. In addition students will read, illustrate, and color their own little book also called, “The Rain Came Down”, then use it to practice read-to-self skills. Children will enjoy the fun challenges of a Word Find, an Alphabetical Order activity, and a Word Scramble (with Answer Key included). Finally, the class will participate in the “What Happened?” action word activity.
In the area of Math the class will use the “Favorite Rainy Day Activity” survey to record classmates’ favorite rainy day activities. A follow-up discussion will have students analyzing and comparing data. Students will solve addition and subtraction Story Problems using numbers, words, tally marks, and pictures. Finally, the “Rainy Day Glyph” will have students making and designing an umbrella based on how they answer specific questions. (An extension to the glyph activity is included in the lesson plan.)
Throughout their day, your students are following the Core Standards and will not miss a beat with your absence!
Quotes from colleagues regarding this “In A Pinch” emergency sub plan:
“Really loved the ideas in here, great stuff. Thanks!”
“Great to leave with a team teacher or in the office in case of an absence.”