Digital Sub Day Lesson Plan (Missing Teacher Mystery Writing)


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If you’re going to have a sub day and you need to find a meaningful lesson that is easy for the substitute to implement, then look no further. This Missing Teacher Mystery Writing is the perfect activity to assign every time your students are with a sub! It’s completely paperless and is ready to assign!

This digital sub day activity is more than just a last minute filler. It combines inferencingbrainstorming, and writing skills! Students have the chance to get creative as they design their detective briefcase and they get to enjoy writing imaginative narratives about their missing teacher.

What’s Included:

  • A PowerPoint version for Microsoft Teams users
  • A Google Slides version for Google users (the link is provided on page 1 of the PowerPoint file)
  • Slides with pre-inserted tables to type into (tables are more stable than text boxes)
  • Spaces for students to insert photographs
  • See the preview file for a closer look at the individual slides

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© Markers and Minions. This product is my intellectual property. I own the resource, while you are purchasing a license to use it in your classroom with your students only. It may not be posted on a public website or shared Drive where others can download it. You may reference the resource with credit and a link given. You may not translate or resell this resource.



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Digital Sub Day Lesson Plan (Missing Teacher Mystery Writing)


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