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Morning and afternoon large group “messages” for students to complete and for the sub teacher to use as “get acquainted” and “end of day wrap up” meetings. The morning message provides a script for sub teachers to introduce activities for the day. Each message should take from 30 to 45 minutes of class time. The morning message introduces the “theme” for the day: Famous Americans.
Reader Response papers for students to write after they have read independently for 30 (or more) minutes. In a fiction book, students will record what they learned about plot, characters, setting, and new words, whether they read one chapter or several. For non-fiction reading, a paper entitled “REAL PLACES REAL THINGS REAL PEOPLE” form is provided for students to record facts.
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.
In math students will name and add different amounts of (coins and bills) 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?”
Students will play vocabulary games to extend practice and comprehension of words learned throughout the day.
Activities included “Just for fun:” coloring page of famous names; sign language practice pages related to Helen Keller’s life story.
Also included in the plans is an activities grid that briefly explains each activity, possible variations of the activity, materials needed, and COMMON CORE STANDARD APPLIED
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