March Sub Plans for Kindergarten – ELA


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These kindergarten March ELA lesson plans are full of the perfect St. Patrick’s Day, basketball, and International Women’s Day activities your students will love! These March lesson plans will fill several days of your ELA block or can be used as March sub plans so you can rest easy knowing they are busy with meaningful ELA activities while you are away. 
The themes in the activities and March lesson plans include St. Patrick’s Day, shamrocks, leprechauns, a pot of gold, basketball, the first day of spring, and more!
Please note that these lessons are NOT editable. They are print-and-go!
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Check out this video of the March lesson plans for K-5! This listing is for Kindergarten.

The kindergarten March ELA lesson plans include:

“March 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.
“March 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 kindergarten March ELA 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!
St. Patrick’s Day Themed Thank You Notes to your Substitute(s)
  • These print-and-go thank-you notes are St. Patrick’s Day themed! They are a half page so you can save on paper and ink.
Shamrock 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 shamrock theme!
St. Patrick’s Day 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 March Lesson Plans 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: Letter Writing Practice with S, T, and U
  • Students will practice writing the letters S, T, and U and identify objects that use their sounds. St. Patrick’s Day themed!
  • Includes lesson plan & 3 worksheets
ELA Lessons #2: Rhyming: Sounds -OT and -OLD
  • Students will do a cut-and-paste activity to practice rhyming! They will find words to match “POT” and “GOLD” to keep up the St. Patrick’s Day theme.
  • Includes lesson plan & 1 page of cut-out cards and 2 pages for students to sort and paste them.
Writing Lesson: Lucky Acrostic Poem
  • Students will write an acrostic poem- using one word for each of the letters in the word “LUCKY”!
  • A lesson plan and 2 graphic organizers included
Writing Lesson: How To Catch a Leprechaun
  • Students will write about how to catch a leprechaun that keeps playing tricks on them. Then they will draw a picture.
  • Lesson plan and writing/illustration page included.
Writing Lesson: Which Sport is Better?
  • Students will write about whether they think basketball or football is a better sport (to go along with basketball in March!)
Sequencing Lesson
  • Students will put the pictures of “When To See a Rainbow” in order and finish a brief sentence for each.
 Wearing Green & A Pot of Gold Reading Prompts & Lesson
  • 2 reading prompts are included at 2 different levels. Choose one to use or use both and differentiate! The topics are wearing green and a pot of gold.
  • 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 for any narrative story. It is focused on asking questions while reading. The students will write one question and draw a picture during or after the read-aloud. This lesson can be used over and over with new stories!
  • Lesson plan and graphic organizer included
“Lucky Clover” 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!
Basketball Flap Book Activity
  • Students will draw and color their favorite experience with a basketball inside the flap book. 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 kindergarten March ELA lesson plans.
“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 Kindergarten- THE BIG BUNDLE and get this set, plus the entire year!

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Nicole Hampton

Such cute and fun pages! Thank you.


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