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Lesson Plans, Misc. Teacher Resources

updated Nov. 13, 2012

Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Art
Music
PE
Time Fillers
   
Literature Lesson Plans

Collections of Lesson Plans:

  • LEARN NC
  • Thinkfinity - free online resources (lesson plans, videos, etc.) aligned with NC Common Core and Essential Standards
  • Curriki - over 40,000 k-12 learning resources .  Free to join.
  • SchooNoodle - online social bookmarking for web resources and lesson plans for K-12
  • WebQuests - created by Guilford Co. Schools; sorted by grade level and subject
  • How Stuff Works - Express - Free registration for teachers. Resources include unit lesson plans, printable worksheets, and the magazine you may print out for class use. Great for math, science, and technology.
  • Teachers.net - post or access lesson plans
  • PBS Teacher Source -Contains over 3000 lesson plans & activities and concepts across the curriculum that meet state and national standards.
  • Teachnet.com - Lesson plans by subject
  • Lesson Plan Central
  • HotChalk Lesson Plans Page
  • LessonPlanz.com
  • Education World - The Educator's Complete Resource Guide to the Internet, offers education professionals, parents, students, and administrators a place where they can start each day to find the lesson plans and research materials they are looking for. This site is updated daily with fresh new lesson plans and curriculum ideas, articles on issues that are of interest to educators, parents, and students, and much more. (Good resource for copyright issues).
  • Learning Page.com - Lots of worksheets to printer out: Basics (like the alphabet. calendar, money, time, numbers, etc.) and Theme Sheets.
  • RHL School - Free teaching resources that include worksheets for reinforcement and review. Many worksheets can serve as the basis for lessons. Reading Comprehension, English Basics, Math Problem Solving, Research Skills, Math Computation. Answer keys available.
  • abcteasch - Free printables for the classroom. Month by month unit lessons. Check out Apples in August. There is also research and report information including black line maps you can print.
  • CanTeach - Hundreds of lesson plans, thousands of links, and tons of other resources like songs & poems, classroom management, and school & class pledges.
  • Essential Learning Products - Lesson plans, resource links, and much more.

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Subject Specific Sites:

Language Arts

  • Spelling Activities from Education World - links to different ways to spark an interest in spelling
  • Read, Write, Think - Provide educators and students with access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction through free, Internet-based content.
  • Starfall.com - The Starfall reading program is designed specifically for the emergent reader. It makes use of interactive books and rhyming word family games that teach phonemic awareness, comprehension, vocabulary building and spelling skills. You are welcome to use the Starfall program in your school for free!
  • The Poetry Society - ideas for poetry learning
  • Will the Real Punctuation Mark Please Stand Up? - fun lesson plan for emergent readers from Education Station
  • Preposition Boogie - from HotChalk
  • Musical Spelling Rules
  • Spelling Strategies for High Frequency Words
  • Teaching Vocabulary:  Lesson Plans and Activities from Scholastic Professional Books
  • Spice Up Your Spelling Words
  • The Reading Genie
  • Syllabication Rules - printable charts
  • The EFL Playhouse - for teachers of young English language learners
  • Phonics For Free - Target lessons you can print out
  • 100 Things To Do With Books - How would you decorate one of the character's bedrooms? What would your character like to receive as a Christmas (or birthday) gift? What happened in the story before you started reading it? How would you make your book into a movie? Get creative with responses to literature with the excellent suggestions compiled at this site.
  • NEA - Read Across America
  • Other Dr. Seuss links:
    Dr. Seuss! - Ideas to go along with several Dr. Seuss books.
    Meeting and Reading Dr. Seuss - 2nd grade lesson plans for a week.
    Seussville
  • Printable Writing Activities - Find writing prompts by grade level, or try the book report templates, poetry formats, and letter and writing skills student worksheets. (From abcteach)
  • Book Adventure - You'll love this site! Students can take quizzes on-line (similar to AR). You can register as a teacher and set up a class. Then you can tell your students to take quizzes at home and even earn points for prizes. Also available are resources for teachers.
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    Math

    • Math Idea of the Month - Sign up to become a member of the Math Idea of the Month Club and you will receive free seasonal Math ideas by e-mail each month for the grade level you teach. You can also access the Math Idea Archives for every grade. From: Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Math.
    • A+ Math - On-line flash cards (or create your own), games & puzzles, and worksheets, or you can choose to print them out. There is also a Homework Helper.
    • Learning Games for Kids - On-line Geography and Math quizzes, puzzles, and more. There are also worksheets you can print out.
    • Math Fact Cafe - Math facts practice sheets you can print. They are labeled for grades 1-4 but K and 5 could find uses for them too. You can even print out the answer sheets. Depending upon the grade level, there is practice in addition (including decimals), subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions. If you can't find a worksheet to fit your needs, there is a facts sheet generator you can customize. There are also 'flash cards' that students could practice with while on the Internet.
    • Figure This! - Need ideas for math challenges? Here are some great ones.
    • Cool Math 4 Teachers
    • Math Forum - Teachers' Place

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    Social Studies

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    Art

  • Crayola - Lesson Plans
  • Incredible Elementary Art Lesson Plans
  • The Lesson Plans Page - Art
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    PE

  • PE Central - PE lesson ideas and instructional resources.
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    Music

  • Children's Music Web - A group of like-minded websites devoted to music education for children.
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    Technology Skills

    • ClassroomTech.org - integrated lesson plan ideas
    • Keyboarding Skills - a different approach for teaching keyboarding skills without a computer!
    • ISTE - International Society for Technology in Education
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    Time Fillers

    • Take Five - ideas for before the bell rings or for those students who finish early.
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