The Best Activities and Ideas for Substitute Teachers

There is an apparent shortage of teachers in Australia in both primary and high schools. With this, substitute teachers are high in demand, and often need to pull together quick last-minute lessons to accommodate for teachers on sick leave or relief time. If you’re searching for helpful materials including teacher lesson plans, worksheets, informational presentations, flashcards, engaging activities and more, visit the Resources for Teaching website. Here are some of their most popular resources that are great for substitute teachers:

1. Lesson Plan on Adjectives:


This lesson plan for teachers is wonderful to help students practice using adjectives in their sentences to describe nouns. Students will explore different types of adjectives to describe feelings, numbers, colour, size, quality and shape. They also include the printable materials required to teach effortlessly, including some flashcards and an assessment worksheet to check your students understanding at the completion of the lesson. This lesson plan template for the Australian curriculum meets the ACARA outcomes for Year 1 and 2 students.

2. Early Finisher Task Cards for ALL Primary Grades:


Includes 132 task cards for students in years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. These bright and engaging task cards are perfect for all primary school classrooms. Plenty of activities to reinforce skills your students have learnt that will keep them busy all year through! Students can simply swap cards or pick one up when they have finished their work early. This gives you the opportunity to work with kids who are struggling with their work whilst giving something thought-provoking to the others.

3. Exploring Graphs and Data Slides:


A wonderful resource for Year 1 and 2 students learning about graphs and data in mathematics lessons. Includes multiple choice questions that are wonderful for a pre-assessment or revision to see what your students know! These questions are great for differentiation as they range from easy to more challenging. Students will be engaged with these colourful slides that contain plenty of pictures and graphs that are easy to read and interpret! There are a total of 28 questions and a variety of information to analyse. The types of graphs in the multiple-choice questions include bar graph, picture graph, tally chart and pie chart.

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