This ready to use substitute teacher lesson plan will make your life so much easier! The lesson is designed for a 60 minute ELA class and includes detailed instructions for the substitute.
With this plan, students will practice using facts to support their opinion. Students will be given an opinion and topic. In addition, they will be provided with sample research and a graphic organizer. The substitute teacher will guide the students through a brief discussion and selection of the best research. Then, students will complete a graphic organizer that requires them to compose a topic and concluding sentence, as well as incorporate two pieces of evidence with explanation and/or elaboration. Two options for graphic organizers are included, one with transitions and one without. These options can be used to differentiate for the academic levels in your class.
All you have to do is print the plan, make copies, and enjoy your day off.