Preparing for a Substitute Before the First Day of School

One of my LEAST favorite things about teaching has always been preparing for a sub. Let’s be honest, I never fully prepared for a sub until the night before or (gasp!) morning of the day I was going to be absent.

Michaela from Especially Education and I remember those days, and we have worked together to bring you a low prep sub pack to help alleviate a common teacher stressor: writing dreaded sub plans.

We’ve created ALL the activities. All you need to grab is the book: “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly,” by Lucille Colandro. Throw the book and the plans together and you are ready for a sub whenever the time comes.

Click here to see our Made For Me Literacy: Sub Pack for There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.

What’s Included in the Sub Pack?

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Editable Sub Forms

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We’ve included a welcome letter, sub binder covers, student info pages, editable lesson pages, and a daily reporting sheet for your sub to fill out about the day.

Visual Lesson Plans

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Writing the actual lesson plans for the sub can be super tedious. We took the leg work out of it and included visual lesson plans. Visuals are helpful for adults too!

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Story Time Lesson

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As with all of our Made For Me Literacy Packs, we have included everything you need for a smooth read aloud with ready to go adapted materials to suit your classroom needs. You just need to grab a copy of the picture book.

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Included for the story time:

-Story map pictures (author, illustrator, character, setting, title, sequence)

-Wh- questions with visual answer choices (printable or interactive on any device)

-Yes/no questions fiction(printable or interactive on any device)

-3 levels of assessments (picture cues, word cues, and blank to fill in the answer)

Easy Art Craft & Writing Activity

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The art activity includes a templates for students to color and cut. Step by step visual directions are included for students to follow independently or as a whole group activity. The writing pages are differentiated for writers and non-writers. These pages come together to make a class book!

Predictable Anchor Chart

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Easy-prep anchor chart with a choice board. Predictable charts increase reading comprehension and aid student language.

NO PREP Differentiated Worksheets

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We have included 10 NO PREP differentiated math and ELA activities that directly align with the story. Incorporate fine motor skills with the variety of cut-and-paste, bingo dauber, coloring, and writing activities!

Bingo Boards & Vocabulary Coloring Pages

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Reinforce story vocabulary concepts with these engaging bingo games and coloring pages. These no prep activities are perfect to use for morning work, centers, indoor recess, or as an end of the day reward!

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