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Emergency Sub Plans – Substitute Bundle



Be prepared with 5 days of emergency sub plans! This sub tub includes a bundle of printable or digital lesson plans that are fun for your 3rd and 4th grade kids and easy for a substitute to follow. No prep is needed for these emergency substitute plans. Just print and go.

You get 20% off when you buy these sub plans as a bundle.

For 3rd and 4th graders.

They are used with the story “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” by Jon Scieszka, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” by Judi Barrett, and “Dex the Heart of a Hero” by Caralyn Buehner.

These activities can be copied and put in a folder or added to your Google Classroom for a substitute to use for 5 days with these 3 books. There is also an editable sub binder for you to put all of the information the substitute will need to know for your classroom.

This bundle has differentiated activities that you can pick from to best fit your class. A list of all the activities and descriptions are below.

These can also be used as mini-units.


The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Sub Plans includes: (2 days of activities)

  • Substitute Planning Pages
  • Summary Map- write problem, solution, setting, and characters. Write summary.
  • Comparing Diagram- cut out statements and glue them under the correct section.
  • The 3 little… Activity (like a Mad Lib activity)
  • Persuasive Writing Activity- explain why the wolf is guilty or innocent
  • Letter Writing-write an apology note to the pig.
  • Word problems that go along with the book (2 different levels)- one and two-step word problems with multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, and elapsed time.
  • Color by Number- multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction with regrouping.
  • Reader’s Theater of the Wolf on Trial
  • Word Search
  • The Wolf’s Food Chain Passage and Comprehension Page
  • Make a Food Chain

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Sub Plans includes:(2 days of activities)

  • Vocabulary review lesson- review difficult vocabulary
  • Cause and Effect activity – match the cause with the effect hands on activity
  • Sandwich Summary – make a summary with bread, peanut butter, and jelly
  • Plan a Menu- make a weekly menu for the town
  • Writing activity- narrative and expository writing activity
  • Making words activity
  • Grammar Pancake Breakfast- put the correct nouns, verbs, and adjectives pancakes on the correct plate
  • Math word problems that go along with the book (2 different levels)- one and two-step word problems with multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, and fractions.
  • Color by Number- multiplication
  • Graphing activity-with spinner, bar graph, and questions
  • Crossword Puzzle
  • Making clouds lesson- using cotton balls to make 3 types of clouds
  • List of other Activities that can be done

Dex the Heart of a Hero Sub Plans includes: (1 day)

  • Vocabulary review lesson- review difficult vocabulary
  • Sequencing activity- sequence the story with cutting out strips
  • Character traits map- list the character traits of Dex
  • Writing activity- narrative
  • Noun and verb sort – cut and glue the nouns and verbs into the correct columns
  • Place value lesson – using pattern blocks for numbers up to the thousands
  • Place value puzzle – six puzzles matching the number, expanded, and written form up to the ten thousands
  • Design a cape activity and writing activity
  • Word search

Editable Sub Binder includes: (9 pages)

  • Binder cover
  • Welcome note
  • Important information
  • Classroom Schedule
  • Important Notes
  • Special Needs of Students
  • Classroom Management System
  • How Was the Day

I hope you enjoy this bundle!


Jennifer Dowell

Love Teaching Kids


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