This is a newly revised full day of activities for your sub teaching plans. These activities are ready to copy and go, without need for your sub teacher to read lengthy instructions.
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.
The math activity provides practice with problems in adding, subtracting, and multiplying whole numbers. Because the focus is on Native Americans, students will complete computation problems and match answers to a color chart for coloring a Native American beadword design. A follow up activity is filling in a multiplication chart for students who need practice with multiplication facts.
Social studies and writing are combined as students will research and write about Native American tribes. A script is provided for the sub to explain where and how to “research” information (using available classroom resources) on various tribes. Students are asked to look for information on shelter, clothing, food, traditions, geographic location in the U.S. Each report page incorporates an area for drawing a picture and an area for writing. Students may work in groups or pairs to encourage participation by all ability levels.
Follow up reading and writing activities include: reading comprehension passages and questions on Sacajawea and Sitting Bull, two of our Native American Heroes; dictionary and sentence writing practice of new vocabulary; a page on foods contributed by Native Americans, and vocabulary games to extend comprehension if time permits
Also included in the plans is an activities grid that briefly explains each activity, possible variations for instruction, materials needed, and Common Core Standard Applied.
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