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Emergency Substitute Teacher Lesson Plans

Grade Levels
K - 5th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
60 pages
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This is everything a substitute teacher needs to quickly be ready for any grade from Kindergarten through fifth grade. No plan? No problem! Teachers can leave this packet as a backup in their sub tub.

Included in this Emergency Sub Plans Pack Is:

19 Pages of Quick Lessons and No-Prep Worksheets for K-2:

•Counting Bears: Early learners number matching and printing practice

•Crayon Colors: Early learners colors and printing practice

•Roll-a-Word: Dice game practicing simple sight words

•Roll-a-Word: Blank template to create your own word list

•Counting (2 pages): early learners counting by 1’s forwards and backward

•Patterns: Finish and identify counting patterns (by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, 3’s 6’s and 7’s – forwards and backward)

•3-digit addition (without regrouping)

•3-digit subtraction (without regrouping)

•Reading Comprehension: Metro Dogs

•Reading Comprehension: Sea Turtles

•Journal Writing (2 pages)

•Word Searches Easy and Medium difficulty

•Maze Activity Page

•Color by Number (3 pages)

21 Pages of Quick Lessons and No-Prep Worksheets for 3rd-5th Grades:

•Something is Missing, algebraic thinking in addition

•3-digit addition (with regrouping)

•3-digit subtraction (with regrouping)

•Multiplication fact practice

•Division fact practice

•Multiply and Color, simple multiplication practice with additional even/odd coloring component

•ABC Order

•Six senses writing practice, this brainstorming activity can be turned into a paragraph writing project when finished

•All About this Book, use with any picture or chapter book

•Journal pages (3 different pages)

•Letter Writing Activity

•Word Search, Hard (words are diagonal, vertical and backward)

•Growth Mindset Coloring Pages

"What Makes Me" - a print-and-go lesson idea that can be adapted for K-5 with minimal supplies. Perfect for the sub in a hurry with no time to prep!

This packet also includes DIGITAL, Google Slides versions of all worksheets that will work digitally (any pages that rely heavily on coloring are excluded). These pages can be assigned through Google Classroom and are perfect for distance or at-home learning.

Total Pages
60 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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