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Substitute Creacher Activities and Lesson Plans for 2024

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Substitute Creacher will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.

With themes of self-regulation and impulse control, this Substitute Creacher picture book by Chris Gall is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!

Engage Your Students with Substitute Creacher Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of Substitute Creacher. You can find it in the section below.
  2. Check out the teaching ideas for reading comprehension strategies, grammar topics and social emotional learning skills that can be taught using this children’s book.
  3. Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with Substitute Creacher reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

SUBSTITUTE CREACHER SUMMARY

The story Substitute Creacher is about a class that is very naughty. Mr. Creacher comes to be the substitute for that class and tries to straighten them out. He tells them tales of students in the past who were mischievous and what happened to them. Mr. Creacher shares the story of a boy named Chris who stole other people’s candy and then got turned into a monster.

The students are shocked to discover that Mr. Creacher is Chris! On his way home, Mr. Creacher does an act of kindness that gets him turned back into a real boy.

SUBSTITUTE CREACHER LESSON PLAN IDEAS

Each of our 400+ Starts With a Story book companions come with a teacher’s guide to make lesson planning quick and easy, printable worksheets and digital resources that cover ALL of the standards-based reading comprehension skills.

When it comes to writing lesson plans and finding activities for Substitute Creacher, we’ve already done all of the heavy lifting for you.

We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

The text-based Substitute Creacher reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • rhyme | rhythm| repetition
  • identifying theme | message | moral
  • cause and effect

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:

  • self-regulation
  • impulse control

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • action verbs
  • compound words
  • suffixes

SUBSTITUTE CREACHER ACTIVITIES

You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:

  • comprehension questions
  • 30 writing prompts with themed paper
  • vocabulary activities
  • word study print & go activities
  • ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
  • social emotional learning discussion topics
  • graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
Substitute Creacher book companion
Substitute Creacher book companion

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Substitute Creacher?

  • Lexile® Measure: 590L
  • Guided Reading Level: N/A
  • DRA Level: N/A
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.6

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Chris Gall. It was illustrated by Chris Gall.

What genre is Substitute Creacher?

It is a fiction book. You may want to check out our genre activities or read our blog post, How to Teach Genre to Elementary Students.

How many pages are in the book?

The story is 40 pages long.

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