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April Sub Plans for 1st Grade and 2nd Grade (ELA)

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These 1st & 2nd grade April ELA lesson plans have the perfect Easter, Earth Day & spring activities your students will love! These April lesson plans will fill several days of your ELA block or can be used as sub-plans so you can rest easy knowing they are busy with meaningful activities while you are away.

The themes in the activities and lessons include April Fool’s Day, Easter, Earth Day, Walk to Work Day, April showers, baby animals, Arbor Day, and more!

My Month-To-Month Sub Plans also integrate PERFECTLY with my popular Ready To Go Sub Plans Resources for K-6 which aren’t seasonal and can be used at any time of year. Please note that these April lesson plans are NOT editable. They are print-and-go. This is a digital download. This means you won’t have to wait for anything to ship. You can print and put together your sub plans right away!

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WANT TO SAVE MONEY AND BE PREPARED ALL YEAR? You can grab this set of sub plans in my An Entire Year of ELA Sub Plans for 1st & 2nd Grades- THE BIG BUNDLE! You will save 20% when you purchase the entire year in the bundle.

The 1st & 2nd grade April ELA lesson plans include the following:

“April ELA Sub Plans” Binder or Folder Cover

  • This adorable cover can be at the front of your folder or binder! The back cover is also included.

“April ELA Sub Plans” Binder Spines

  • These spines will work if you put your plans in a 1″, 1.5″, or 2″ binder!

Table of Contents

  • A list of everything that is included in the April lesson plans!

Note to Teacher

  • This note to YOU explains what you need to do to get the sub plans ready. Basically, you just need to print, copy, etc!

Easter Themed Thank You Notes to your Substitute(s)

  • These print-and-go thank-you notes are Easter themed! They are a half page so you can save on paper and ink.

Raindrop Themed “How Did Your Day Go?” Substitute Notes Form

  • This substitute notes form gives your sub a space to write students who did well, those who struggled, what they didn’t get to, and any additional notes. Perfect to be sure you know just how the day went. It also boasts a fun raindrop theme!

Bunny Themed Substitute Punch Cards

  • These punch cards make a great behavior incentive for JUST when there is a sub- a.k.a. when students may need a little more help! 😉 These will do the trick!

Copies for Students List

  • A clear layout of what you, a staff member, or the sub will need to copy for the students for the entire day

ELA Lesson Checklist

  • This checklist is where you let the sub know which lessons to use for the day. You can check a box to let them know to use ALL the lessons for a full day of plans, OR you can check individual lessons you would like used during your ELA block.

ELA Lesson #1: April Fill-In-The-Blanks

  • These basic fill-in-the-blanks allow students to fill in the blanks of stories using nouns, verbs, colors, etc! They are simple enough for young students to be able to do, but also a fun and educational activity. Blank versions are also available without the parts of speech. Younger students can just fill in the blanks instead.
  • Includes lesson plan & 4 worksheets

ELA Lessons #2: Fixing Sentences for April

  • Students will fix sentences with these fun and engaging worksheets. These include fun winter & April themes!
  • Includes lesson plan & 4 worksheets

Descriptive Writing Lesson: My Perfect Easter Egg

  • Students will describe their perfect Easter egg. Then they will draw a picture.
  • Includes lesson plan, brainstorming page, writing page, and illustration page.

Comic Writing Lesson: Earth Day Heroes

  • Students will write their own comic about Earth Day Heroes and what they can do to help the planet.
  • Includes lesson plan, brainstorming page, and writing page.

Playing in the Rain & Arbor Day Reading Prompts & Lesson

  • 2 reading prompts are included at 2 different levels. (Multiple choice or written response with crayon underlining). Choose one to use or use both and differentiate! One of the prompts is a narrative about playing in the rain and the other is an informational piece about Arbor Day.
  • A lesson plan is also included to introduce the topics for each reading prompt!

Reading Lesson to use with ANY Book!

  • This reading lesson can be used for a class read-aloud OR silent reading of any narrative story. It is focused on making connections during reading. This lesson can be used over and over.
  • A lesson plan and 2 graphic organizers included

“April Showers” Sight Words Game

  • Students will practice their sight words with a FUN and engaging sight words game! A game board, dice (to fold and glue), game pieces, and game cards are all included. Your kids will want to play it over and over!

Earth Day Flap Book Activity

  • Students will draw and color something they can do to celebrate Earth Day. They will also write a short statement. The lesson plan is also included.

Answer Keys & Worksheet Guides

  • Answer Keys and Worksheet Guides are included for ALL student worksheets in the April lesson plans.

WHAT HAVE PEOPLE SAID ABOUT MY SUB PLANS PREVIOUSLY? You can find these reviews on my “Ready To Go Sub Plans” on TpT, which follow the same formatting as these brand-new ones.

“These sub plans have been the BEST discovery I have made on TPT! Thank you for making these wonderful and all inclusive plans that are so easy to use, especially when you are sick and the last thing you want to do is write sub plans!”

“I have purchased several sets of emergency sub plans, and they just never fit my needs. These, however, are just what I’ve been looking for! Easy prep, easy for the sub to follow! I recommend this to anyone needing emergency plans.”

“These are fantastic! I purchased, copied, and stored in a sub tub. I told a neighbor where the tub was and all she did was put my tub on my desk and the day ran SO SMOOTHLY!”

DON’T STRESS ABOUT WRITING SUB PLANS ALL YEAR LONG! Remember, you can grab this set of sub plans in my An Entire Year of ELA Sub Plans for 1st & 2nd Grades- THE BIG BUNDLE and get this set, plus the rest of the year!

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Meshia H.

Great resource for emergency sub plans for 2nd grade. I like the monthly theme for the month of April.

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Nicole Hampton

Love this! Saved me time and stress.

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