This file includes a full day of activities for your sub teacher which you may wish to incorporate in your own teaching day as well.
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.
Fiction and non-fiction 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. Non fiction readers will record important facts and new words learned. These reader response papers provide the opportunity for small group or large group sharing upon completion.
Social Studies, character education, and writing are combined in a study of Historical, Real-Life, and Fictional heroes. Students will read comprehension passages about each kind of hero, and then
choose heroes to research and write about (using graphic organizers provided). They will practice sign language and braille. They will choose their favorite fictional characters from books,
movies, and TV. They will begin an interactive Hero Journal to record names in weeks ahead - because "thinking about our heroes helps us know the kind of people we want to become." They will put 8 descriptive adjectives in ABC order and write their own sentences using these words.
Math activities include: practice adding, subtracting, and multiplying whole numbers while filling in the sign: “You Have the Power to be a Hero." They will complete a multiplication grid (by memory or by using available classroom resources). They will play the Heroes Board Game while computing two digit multiplication and long division problems and reviewing concepts learned about Heroes.
If time permits at the end of the day, there are suggestions for games to play for extending comprehension of new vocabulary words.
"Just for fun" pages on sign language and braille are included.
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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