Substitute Cover Lessons Pack for a range of subjects

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86 Ratings
Teachers Resource Force
Grade Levels
4th - 9th, Homeschool, Staff
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34 pages
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My students enjoyed using this resource and it was easy to understand. Placing this with my lesson plan was great and could also be used for subs.


A pack of substitute cover lessons that can be used for a wide variety of subjects for middle / secondary level students.

So, you're sick? Off on a course? Out on a field trip? Or maybe you are the cover teacher and no substitute lesson has been planned, or the students are feeling less than inspired by the work and you need to some emergency substitute lesson plans. Either way, there is always the hassle of setting inspiring substitute lessons to keep the students on task and interested while still making the lesson worthwhile.

Fear not, as in this compelling resource there are over 30 pages of quality emergency lesson ideas capable of differentiation and plenty of varying options that can conveniently be used for any subject; the best part is, they don’t need any preparation on your part!

Included are extra black line worksheets (ideal for saving you money on printing) to accompany the lesson plans should you wish to use them, with clear step by step directions for what students need to do on each.

Product Includes over 50 different substitute lesson activities including:

• Creative writing

• Character analysis

• Comic strip

• Website designing

• Debating

• Design own theme park

• Robot designing

• Superhero designing

• Creating jingles

• Sentence starters and endings

• A day in the life of

• Design own sport

...and more!

Remember, these lesson activities have been uniquely designed in a way that they can be appropriate for your subject area without needing to adapt the resource! Each lesson plan actually contains a variety of different options as well, offering so many alternatives and extension ideas! They are so simple, easy and ready to use for any subject with no preparation needed.

Here's what others who have used this product, have to say:

• "My kiddos worked really hard on this when I was out sick...the sub really appreciated how organized it was. Thanks!"

• "As a newly qualified teacher working as a sub, plans like these are greatly appreciated and I look forward to putting some of the ideas into action....thank you!"

• "Great for keeping in your binder when you are subbing and need to pull out a quickie lesson plan that you can differentiate and scaffold for students that you really don't know what their abilities are, these are fun and relevant."

• "Thank you! It makes me feel so much better about those unexpected days out!"

• "Cant wait to be absent :)"

So next time you’re panicking about what to set your students, ensure you download this resource and save yourself loads of stress and time! Simply hand to the sub and be on your way, no other work from you is required!

BONUS: If you need a little pep talk when taking a sick day, check out this free video!


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Total Pages
34 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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