These worksheets 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. The only equipment your sub needs is a copy machine; the only supplies your kids need are pencils, crayons, scissors, and glue. Please take a minute to check out the preview to know for certain if this product is appropriate for your needs!
Morning and afternoon large group “messages” 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: How Things Are Made.
Comprehension passages: Natural Resources, How to Make Erasers, How to Make Pencils, How to Make Paper, and How to Make Brownies. Following each are comprehension questions to be completed. Students will draw pictures to illustrate the sequence of steps in making each product. Students will make a Venn Diagram to compare the process of making pencils and eraser.
Critical thinking papers: Brainstorming what happens when directions are not carefully followed ("what if the factory forgot to put the soles on our shoes?") Students will follow directions to cut out and make a ("what is it?") machine. They will write their own "recipes" for making an item of their choice. They will make a magic potion. They will begin writing their own book on "How To Make Things" - and add products and ideas throughout the school year.
Math review papers: Addition and subtraction (with regrouping), odd and even numbers, and review "How to Make Things" concepts by playing the "How to Make it" Board Game
Vocabulary review papers: Put vocabulary words in ABC order, look up in the dictionary and generate own sentences using these words, play (suggested) vocab review games at the end of the day.
Reader Response papers to use during independent reading at any time during the day. 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.
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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