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.
Activities include: 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 portion of a book or the whole thing. Non fiction readers will record important facts and new words learned. They also have a place to rate the reading with 4 ?’s (4 = great...1 = yuk) These reader response papers provide the opportunity for small group or large group sharing upon completion.
In social studies and writing students will read about, write, and explore ideas on Respect for People and Respect for the Earth. Respect for people includes worksheets on how much we all are different: survey for the class and graphing responses; reading comprehension and questions on Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation; graphic organizer to assist writing about "Someone I Respect. Respect for the earth includes worksheets on the 3R's, our individual state's natural resources, designing a travel poster or license plate with favorite resources from the state, and reading comprehension on Johnny Appleseed.
The math activity is The Board Game of Respect. Students will compute addition, subtraction, and multiplication problems while advancing on the board and responding to questions related to respect.
Vocabulary practice includes ABC order, dictionary, generating own sentences, cursive practice, and fun vocabulary games to extend comprehension.
Added 1/29/13: Skills builder page to practice 4th grade level math and language arts core standard skills.
In addition to this full day of activities : an activities grid showing suggested variations and materials needed for each, "notes to the sub" form, and "notes from the sub" form. All activities are linked to common core standards.
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