Print and Go Sub Plans for Small Group Reading Intervention


Hi, reading teacher friends!  I have my first sick kiddo of the school year, so I thought it was the perfect time to share my sub tub {and a freebie} with you!

Since you never know when you’re going to wake up to a child with a fever, or you just don’t want to worry about sick plans when you’re not feeling well, I keep a stash of easy to implement plans ready to go!  And this seriously couldn’t be easier to get organized.


Here’s what I keep in my tub:


Plans and schedule that includes student names and classrooms.


A variety of articles from  If you haven’t registred for a free account on Read Words yet, go now!  They have hundreds of articles, on a variety of interesting topics, and on a variety of levels from Kingergarten up!  Each article comes with comprehension questions that are perfect for teaching students to refer to the text to find the answers.   I use these with my classroom groups, too.  Expecially when I’m starting to transistion my firsties to writing about their reading since it gives them lots of support.

 I have picked articles at an independent level for all my groups so that it doesn’t matter what article the sub selects for each group, they will be able to easily read the article and can focus on answering the questions.  I make 15 copies of each article and include them in the bin.


Master copies, just in case the sub wants to use the same article for each of my 5 groups or so I can easily replace the articles after I’m out for a day.

 I organized everything in file folders and store it in a file box.


I store the box on an easily visible shelf in my room, but put it on my desk if I’m expecting to be out for the day.  Here’s the view from my classroom door:


Now for the freebie…You can download my small group sub plans by clicking here.

How do you stay organized for a substitute?


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