Full Day Plan
Mark the roll and record any absences on the Substitute Teaching Day Feedback Form. Identify any students with special educational needs and ensure you are aware of any assistance they may require throughout the day.
Rules and Routines
Establish rules and expectations for the day with the students. Familiarize yourself with the regular routines of the class, as well as any additional activities happening during the day e.g. assembly.
Literacy – Reading Comprehension
Distribute a copy of the Finding the Main Idea – Comprehension Task (Turtles) to the students. Read the text as a class. Monitor and support the students as they independently complete the comprehension questions. Once the students have finished, discuss the answers as a class.
Literacy – Writing Task
As a class, discuss some of the information about turtles that was mentioned in the comprehension text. Provide students with a copy of a comic strip page from the Comic Strip Templates. Ask the students to use the information about turtles from the text to write a comic about a turtle with super powers. Once they have finished, encourage volunteers to share their comics with the class.
Numeracy – Fractions and Decimals
Place the students into small groups. Provide each group with set of dominoes from the Fraction and Decimal Dominoes – Tenths and Hundredths. Students work together in their groups to match the equivalent fractions and decimals to make a line.
Numeracy – Money and Financial Mathematics
Place the students into small groups. Provide each group with a set of catalog pages and task cards from the Pandora’s Party Palace Maths Activity – Middle Years. Monitor and support the students as they solve each of the problem cards. Encourage the students to share their solutions and thought-processes with the class.
Literacy – Independent or Shared Reading
Allow the students to independently read an appropriate book of their choice. Alternatively, choose a book to read and share with the students.
The Arts – Drama
Place the students into small groups. Provide each group with a set of Drama, Drama, Drama Scenario Cards. In their groups, students choose three scenarios to practise and act out silently in front of the class. The class tries to guess the scenario being played out. If time permits, repeat the activity; or encourage the groups to write down their own scenarios to act out for the class.