This file includes the following full day of activities for your sub teacher: morning and afternoon messages to use as "get acquainted" and "end of the day wrap up" discussions.
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. These reader response papers provide the opportunity for small group or large group sharing upon completion.
The math activity provides practice with problem solving in adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Students should be grouped to work cooperatively with all skill levels. The Challenge math papers provides practice with graphing and comparing population and area (in square miles) of 8 world countries.
Writing and social studies are combined. A script is provided for the sub teacher to share a sample report about Canada, help students choose a country to research, and (using any available classroom materials) write brief narratives about the land, the flag, the history and traditions,people at work,and people at play. Students will make passports for stamping after each group presents their finished work, complete a grid to record information from other student reports, make comparisons/contrasts between two countries, and play the World Country game to review facts learned.
Vocabulary practice is provided for 6 words: culture, language, population, history, traditions, and geography, which help us describe world countries
2/3/13 - Added 5th Grade skills builder page to practice grade level math and language arts skills.
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