These sub plans are perfect for the month of February! 5th grade and 6th grade students will love these activities and you can rest easy knowing they are busy with meaningful ELA activities while you are away. This set of February emergency sub plans for upper elementary or middle school can be used as a full day of sub plans OR for several days of your Language Arts block.
Themes in the activities and lessons include: Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day, Black History Month, Chinese New Year, Dental Health Month, Movie awards shows, Mardi Gras, and more! The monthly themes are so engaging and fun for kids. Please note that these sub plans are NOT editable. They are print-and-go!
Check out this video of the February Sub Plans for K-6! This listing is for grades 3-4.
This Resource Includes:
“February ELA Sub Plans” Binder or Folder Cover
This adorable cover can be at the front of your folder or binder! Back cover also included.
“February 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!
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!
Valentine Themed Thank You Notes to your Substitute(s)
These print-and-go thank you notes are valentine themed! They are a half page so you can save on paper and ink.
Heart Themed “How Did Your Day Go?” Substitute Notes Form
This 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 heart theme!
“XOXO” 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
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 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: February Fill-In-The-Blanks
These basic fill-in-the-blanks allow students to fill in the blanks of stories using nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc! Students will get a kick out of these while practicing their parts of speech.
Includes lesson plan & 4 worksheets
ELA Lessons #2: February Fixing Sentences
Students will fix sentences at an upper grade level with these fun and engaging worksheets.
Writing Lesson: What Is Love?
Students will brainstorm and write about what love means to them during this engaging lesson.
Includes lesson plan, brainstorming page, and writing page
Narrative Writing Lesson: Valentine Monster
Students will write a narrative story about a Valentine monster! They can use their creativity to write and illustrate their story.
Includes lesson plan, brainstorming page, and writing page.
Reading Prompts & Lesson
2 reading prompts are included at 2 different levels. Choose one to use or use both and differentiate! One of the prompts is a narrative piece that takes place during Chinese New Year and the other is about Black History Month.
A lesson plan is included to introduce the topics for each reading prompt as well!
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 inferences during reading. This lesson can be used over and over.
Lesson plan and 2 graphic organizers included
“A Valentine Heart” ELA Review Game
Students will practice parts of speech and figurative language with a FUN and engaging board 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!
Groundhog Day Flap Book Activity
The groundhog flap book activity is a lot of fun! Students will decide whether they want the groundhog to see their shadow… or not! The lesson plan is also included.
Answer Keys & Worksheet Guides
Answer Keys and Worksheet Guides are included for ALL student worksheets.
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