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 Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion – Comprehension Task 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 features of an interview displayed in the comprehension text. Ask the students to write an imaginary interview that a reporter might have with a zoo keeper of a particular animal e.g. elephants. Once they have finished, encourage volunteers to share their interviews with the class.
Numeracy – Place Value
Distribute a copy of the Number of the Day Worksheet and assign the class a four-digit number. Monitor and support the students as they independently complete the worksheet. Once the students have finished, correct the worksheet together as a class.
Numeracy – Using Units of Measurement
Revise with the students how to measure the area and perimeter of regular shapes. Provide each student with a copy of the Area and Perimeter Word Problems. Monitor and support the students as they solve each of the problems. Encourage the students to share their solutions and thought-processes when correcting the worksheet together as a 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.
Health/P.E. – Physical Education
Choose one of the activities from the Pack of Fun- Quick Fitness Games. Create space inside the classroom, or go outside to the playground to play the game. If time permits, choose multiple games to play.