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Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
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Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Help the substitute teacher in your classroom! Planning for your class's substitute has never been easier than with this daily sub plan covering reading, writing, math, and social studies. Your sub can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Love Lists for Valentine's Day
Love Lists for Valentine's Day
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Love Lists for Valentine's Day
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. In this Valentine's Day lesson, students will practice using invented spelling to write a love list for someone titled "10 Things I Love About You."
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Presidential Pets
Presidential Pets
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Presidential Pets
Holy cow! Did President George W. Bush really have a longhorn named Ofelia as a pet? Students learn about wacky White House pets in this fun research activity that includes “president interviews” and a pet choice writing page.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Developing Theses
Developing Theses
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Developing Theses
Students will sharpen their thesis-making skills by developing several through discussion.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Peter Pan and Neverland 1: A Child Forever
Peter Pan and Neverland 1: A Child Forever
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Peter Pan and Neverland 1: A Child Forever
The flying, crowing, strutting figure of Peter Pan is known to kids of all ages, but how much do we really know? In this lesson, your class will use the Peter Pan and Neverland workbook to take a closer look at Peter and his world.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Black Artists: Basquiat
Black Artists: Basquiat
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Black Artists: Basquiat
This lesson plan teaches students about Jean-Michel Basquiat and his life as a child. First, students will listen to a story and figure out the main topic and details. Next, students will be asked to think deeply about what it means to be an artist and some of the types of art they like to create. Perfect for first graders and second graders, the lesson Black Artists: Basquiat highlights reading informational texts and building vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Class Pets
Class Pets
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Class Pets
Have your students been begging for a class pet? Combine opinion letter writing with science as your students try to convince you to get the PERFECT class pet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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What are Checks and Balances?
What are Checks and Balances?
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What are Checks and Balances?
Life is about balance, and that applies to government too! Use this civics lesson with your students to teach them about the system of checks and balances, and why these are an important part of American government.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Highlight Reading and Writing
Highlight Reading and Writing
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Highlight Reading and Writing
This lesson incorporates everyday reading material into a fun creative writing activity. Students will learn new vocabulary and incorporate it into an original story.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Who Said It?
Who Said It?
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Who Said It?
Students will have a blast creating their own cartoons and comics. This lesson provides an engaging method to help students demonstrate the use of quotation marks when writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Musical Stories
Musical Stories
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Musical Stories
This interactive lesson helps students make their stories come alive! Students construct multimedia narratives that contain both written words and songs.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Branching Out About the Government
Branching Out About the Government
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Branching Out About the Government
In this “leafy” lesson, your students will participate in a class project that shows the actions of the three branches of government. Using a close read, students will learn about the very specific actions of these branches.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Opinion Essay Quick Sketch
Opinion Essay Quick Sketch
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Opinion Essay Quick Sketch
Students will outline an opinion essay by constructing single-sentence sketches of the several components.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
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Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Out for the day? Use this daily sub plan to make sure your class is ready to continue learning! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Valentine's Day Differences
Valentine's Day Differences
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Valentine's Day Differences
Have you ever wondered how people in different parts of the world celebrate your favorite holiday? Use this lesson to research the similarities and differences between Valentine's Day celebrations in different regions of the world.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
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First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Planning for a substitute teacher has never been easier than with this daily sub plan! Your substitute will appreciate the support in helping your students learn. In your absence the substitute can use these practical lessons, worksheets, and activities.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
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Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
This lesson teaches kids all about Malcolm X and how his childhood influenced him to become one of America's most well known, controversial, and revolutionary figures. First kids will listen to a read-aloud authored by Malcolm X's daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and then they will write an informative paragraph.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
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Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
This lesson helps your ELs identify the role of coordinating conjunctions and compound sentences in nonfiction texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson to Nonfiction Genres.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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African American Poets
African American Poets
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African American Poets
Students will use a combination of graphic organizers in this lesson plan to learn about famous African American poets and their poetry. They will work in groups to research a famous poet, and choose one of their poems to analyze. Then, they'll share their findings with the class.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Inspiring Astronauts: Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
Inspiring Astronauts: Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
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Inspiring Astronauts: Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
In this lesson plan, students learn about the first all-female spacewalk and get inspired by astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Explorer Letters
Explorer Letters
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Explorer Letters
Step into the shoes of an explorer. Students will learn more about the lives and accomplishments of important explorers, and they'll demonstrate their knowledge through a creative writing assignment.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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What Happens Next?
What Happens Next?
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What Happens Next?
Featuring Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munsch, this creative writing lesson gives students the chance to turn themselves into the main characters of emotion-packed short stories.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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It’s Okay to Argue
It’s Okay to Argue
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It’s Okay to Argue
We don’t want arguments in the classroom, right? Actually arguments aren’t all bad! In this lesson, students learn to write argumentative essays.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Extra, Extra! Read All About It
Extra, Extra! Read All About It
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Extra, Extra! Read All About It
Students will learn to structure their written arguments as they create their own class paper full of opinion editorial pieces in this fun, real-world driven lesson. Step right up and write all about it!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Great Lake Stories
Great Lake Stories
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Great Lake Stories
Natural landmarks are a source of wonder and fascination, and they encourage people’s imaginations. Students will get a chance to use their imaginations in this lesson where social studies and writing combine.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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