Substitute Teacher Forms (also for Relievers & Supply Teachers!)

Whether you know them as substitute teachers, relievers, or supply teachers (depending on where you are in the World), anyone who teaches will invariably need their services a multitude of times to cover our classrooms responsibilities when we cannot.

Often we’ll want to let them know what sort of learning or lesson we would like to happen – and provide them with the resources necessary.

The other thing that we’ll want is to get some feedback from the substitute teacher on what learning activities have gone on, along with any issues or other noteworthy things.

So today we’ve got several downloadable PDF templates to share with you, to be used to both give guidance to our substitute, and to receive the days feedback.

I hope that you find them useful!

Let’s get started…

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Narrative Story Planner

Helping our students, particularly young children, plan an outline of the story they’re setting out to write is an extremely useful technique.

This helps them to consider different narrative elements such as characters, settings, and their overall story arc.

Today we’ve put together a couple of handy worksheet PDFs for you to download and use with your class – and we will go through some our tips for how best to introduce your students to a story planner.

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Reading Log Template

Enjoying reading a good book, and losing yourself in a richly woven story is a wonderful addition to anyones life.

I have my own memories of being a child entranced by a fantastic tale, and credit my love of the written word to being surrounded by books since before I could even read.

It should come as no surprise then to discover that I try to encourage the enjoyment of reading in all children.

Today I’ve got a couple of reading log templates to share with you, which your children can use to keep track of what they’ve read.

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Beginning Middle End Graphic Organizer

When we are teaching our students reading or writing skills there are numerous techniques we can use to help guide their thought process.

One such method which I’ve used to great effect over the years with my students is the “Beginning Middle End” graphic organizer.

This allows me to easily guide the kids to think about the different phases of a story or narrative, and allow them to better understand (or create their own) story arcs.

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Instead of Said

Encouraging our little writers to take full advantage of the English language is an important aspect of teaching writing skills.

Children tend to default to using the same basic verbs in their writing, and we can open their eyes to all the possibilities with a decree that “said is dead”!

Even from the earliest ages we can help our students understand that there are many verbs they can use instead of “said”.

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