Reusable Activities

Activities that you can make copies of ahead of time, and reuse over and over again. For more ideas on how reusable activities can make your life less stressful, check out this blog post.

Reusable Activities for All Subjects

Reusable Sub Plans
Emergency Sub Plans for those days that you don’t have any time to prepare for a sub. Just make copies, provide a fiction book, and you are ready to go! These plans can be used over and over again with different books.
Find the Fib
Students write 2 truths and 1 lie about a topic of your choice. This can make a great teambuilder or used to practice academic topics. For more ideas on how to use this in the classroom, check out this blog post. FREE!
A to Z
Students try to come up with a word for each letter of the alphabet that relates to a certain topic. Great to build vocabulary with science/social studies topics. FREE!

Reusable Reading Activities

Nonfiction - Asking Questions Task Cards
24 task cards that can be used with ANY nonfiction text. The task cards guide students to ask and answer different types of questions about the text that they read.
Fiction - Asking Questions Task Cards
24 task cards that can be used with ANY fiction text. The task cards guide students to ask and answer different types of questions about the text that they read.
Text Feature Scavenger Hunt #1 FREE
Can be used with any nonfiction text. Students look for certain text features in the text and answer questions.
Text Feature Scavenger Hunt #2
Can be used with any nonfiction text. Students look for certain text features in the text and answer questions.
Compare and Contrast Book VS Movie
These activities can be used to compare and contrast a book with its movie version. Includes questions, writing activities, and more.
Compare and Contrast with a Partner: Chart
Students compare and contrast themselves with a partner by filling in a chart. Good way to introducing comparing and contrasting with charts.
Character Traits Venn Diagram: Reusable Graphic Organizer FREE!
A graphic organizer you can use with any fiction text in which the main character’s traits change from the beginning of the story to the end of the story.
Character Traits Report Card: Reusable Graphic Organizer
A graphic organizer you can use with any fiction text in which the characters show strong traits.
POV NonFiction: Reusable Graphic Organizer FREE!
A graphic organizer that can be used with any nonfiction text where the author displays a strong point of view. Reusable.
Three Things FREE!
Use with a nonfiction text or movie. After reading/watching, students write down 3 things that they already knew about that topic from the book or movie, and three new things that they learned.

Reusable Writing Activities

Thank You Note
A thank you note template you can have students use when they need to write a letter thanking somebody.
POV Fiction Rewrite #6 - Reusable
Students rewrite ANY fiction story from their OWN point of view.
POV Rewrite #5 - Reusable
Students rewrite ANY fictional story from a different character’s point of view.
Compare and Contrast Essay: Scaffolded Writing
Students write a compare and contrast essay. Includes scaffolding to help students with their brainstorming, rough draft, and revising and editing.
Character Traits Writing Prompt #2
Students write a story where the main character’s traits changes from the beginning to the end of the story.
Writing Paper FREE!
Blank writing paper that can be used over and over again.

Reusable Math Activities

Quadrilateral 4 In a Row Game
A two player game. Students need a pencil and paper clip (to create a spinner), crayons, and the game board. Players use the spinner to figure out what type of shape they will color in on the game board. The first person to color in 4 shapes in a row wins.
Create Your Own Multiples Maze
Students create their own multiples maze using the blank maze provided. A rubric is also provided to make grading easier.
Write Your Own 2 Step Word Problems
Have students create their own 2 step word problems. They must also draw a picture illustrating the problem.
Blank Number Grid
This can be used in a variety of ways. Check out 10 ideas on this blog post. FREE!