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Summer Sub Plans for 3rd Grade & 4th Grade (ELA)


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These summer lesson plans for 3rd grade and 4th grade are packed full of summer ELA activities! They make the perfect sub plans for schools that go into the summer or begin early or year-round schools. They will also work as great review activities to send home with the kids! Many teachers love using these packets themselves. They are also perfect sub plans for any time of the year that you and your students are dreaming about summer! 😉
This set of summer-themed emergency sub plans for ELA can be used as a full day of sub plans OR for several days of your Language Arts block.
Themes in the summer ELA activities and lessons include swimming, surfing, The 4th of July, Canada Day, Father’s Day, camping, sandcastles, summer treats, and more!
Save 20% and get an organization bonus when you purchase this in the Year of ELA Sub Plans Bundle for 3rd-4th grades!
Please note that these summer lesson plans for 3rd grade & 4th-grade sub-plans are NOT editable. They are print-and-go!
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This Summer Lesson Plans for 3rd Grade & 4th Grade Resource Includes:

“Summer ELA Sub Plans” Binder or Folder Cover
  • This adorable cover can be at the front of your folder or binder! Back cover also included.
“Summer 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!
Beach Themed Thank You Notes to your Substitute(s)
  • These print-and-go thank you notes are beach themed! They are a half page so you can save on paper and ink.
Sun 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 in the sun theme!
Beach 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
  • Clear layout of what you, a staff member, or the sub will need to copy for the students for the entire day
Summer ELA Activities & 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: Summer 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: Fixing Sentences for Summer
  • Students will fix sentences with these fun and engaging worksheets. These include fun winter & Summer themes!
  • Includes lesson plan & 4 worksheets
How To Writing Lesson: How To Build a Sandcastle
  • Students will write about how they will build a sandcastle and draw a picture to go with it.
  • Includes lesson plan, brainstorming page, writing page, and illustration page.
Opinion Writing Lesson: The Best Summer Treat
  • Students will write about what summer treat they think is the best and draw a picture to go with it.
  • 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 about a summer barbecue and the other is an informational piece about surfing.
  • 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 visualizing during reading. This lesson can be used over and over.
  • Lesson plan and 2 graphic organizers included
“Beach Ball Party” 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!
Sun Flap Book Activity
  • Students will draw and color the sun flap book and also draw a picture inside it. The lesson plan is also included.
Answer Keys & Worksheet Guides
  • Answer Keys and Worksheet Guides are included for ALL student worksheets.
Save 20% and get an organization bonus when you purchase this in the Year of ELA Sub Plans Bundle for 3rd-4th grades!
“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!”

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Amy Smart
Fabulous for sub planning

These fun themed activities are so easy to use for sub planning. Even when I don't need a sub, I pull them out and use them as a fun way to add some variety into my daily classroom lessons!

Nicole Hampton

Love this! Will use it to help plan my summer school. Thank you


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