These 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.
This file includes: 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. Each message should take from 30 to 45 minutes of class time.
Reader Response papers for students to write after they have read independently for 30 (or more) minutes. 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. Nonfiction readers will record facts learned. These reader response papers provide the opportunity for small group or large group sharing upon completion.
Students will read and respond to comprehension questions about Neil Armstrong, Lewis and Clark, and Robert Ballard. Using a graphic organizer they will choose other explorers to research and write about. They will "explore" and write about an imaginary island. They will complete an exploration timeline.
In math, students will compute problems in dividing, subtracting, and multiplying whole numbers while filling in a "Great Explorers" picture. They will practice multiples of 6. They will play the Great Explorers Board Game as they practice multiplication and division skills, recognize odd and even numbers, and proceed through an imaginary exploration.
Also included in the plans is an activities grid that briefly explains each activity, possible variations of the activity, materials needed, and Common Core Standards Applied.
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