No-Prep Library Sub Plans: Grades 5 and 6


Say goodbye to the stress of last-minute sub preparations and welcome a seamless substitute experience in your library with our convenient No-Prep Library Sub Plans.

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NO-Prep Library Sub Plans – the ultimate solution for hassle-free substitute teaching in your library! Say goodbye to time-consuming prep work and welcome substitutes who will enjoy being in your space! 

Crafting simple and engaging sub plans can feel daunting and time-consuming. The challenge is knowing who will be subbing, ensuring meaningful students engagement, and maintaining school and library standards. Preparing sub plans devours valuable time that can be used elsewhere – like processing books and designing captivating lessons. Plus, it’s challenging to anticipate how your students will respond to a different adult in the school library.

That’s where these no-prep sub plans come to the rescue! They have been meticulously designed to save you time and worry. These sub plans were created to:

  • Provide students with developmentally appropriate library media content.
  • Provide students with a similar routine when with a substitute teacher.
  • Have sub plans that are ready to go and require no prep.
  • Have sub plans that are easy for a substitute teacher to follow and execute.


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After downloading these no-prep sub plans, be prepared to hear subs exclaim how enjoyable and effortless it is to be in your library. This invaluable resource includes:

  • 3 days of print and go sub plans.
  • An editable lesson plan page so you can make your own sub plans.
  • An editable welcome page that gives your substitute teacher important information about your schedule, expectations, signals for attention, duties that need to be covered, and computer login information. 
  • Tips for editing, using, and sharing the included plans.
  • 3 informational passages.
  • 4 reflection writing activities.
  • 2 pun generator activities.
  • Note-taking, comparison, and timeline sheets. 
  • Music playlist activity. 
  • Learn Japanese activity. 
  • Decorate a mask. 


The included sub plans meet the following standards:


  • Reading widely and deeply in multiple formats and write and create for a variety of purposes.
  • Iteratively responding to challenges
  •  Understanding the ethical use of information, technology, and media.
  • Ethically using and reproducing others’ work.


  • Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.1
  • Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.