Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources

Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans


Very Quick Readers
     Fast Cars and a Famous Track (Very Quick Reader; Grade 3-7 Readability)

Short Readers
     Saturn -- The Planet, Not the Car! (Short Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)

Reading Comprehensions
     Hybrid Cars
     A Dream Car
     Carrie Learns About Caring in a Car (Grade 2)
     Cars (Grades 3-4)
     Cable Cars (Grades 5-7)
     Plate Boundaries - Earth's Bumper Cars (Grades 5-7)
     Hybrid Cars Update (Grades 6-8)
     Hybrid Cars (Grades 6-8)
     How Does a Cable Car Work? (Grades 6-8)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Stop the Car! Wild and Wacky Road Trip Sites (Grade 4-5)

Read and Color Books
            Going Up? The Invention of the Elevator
            The Roadrunner: Designed for the Desert
            It Snowed, So That is That!
            Poetic Penelope Writes a Quatrain
            I Can't Find It!
            Dotty the Dragon Gets a Job (January 16)
            Go Camping

Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
(no assigned grade level)
     Skin and its Care
(Grades 1-2)
     My Eyes
     Sometimes It's Hard to Say Goodbye
     Why Do Adults Work?
(Grades 3-5)
     A Present that Made Sense
     A Teddy Bear's Wish
     A Visit to the Dentist
     Alice's Spring
     Amber Pumpkins
     An Artist I'm Not
     An E-Mail from Blair the Blizzard
     An E-mail from Tommy the Tornado
     Armadillos: Mammals with Armor
     Being Safe in a Thunderstorm
     Being Scared
     Bicycles: Riding Out In The Open
     Big, Black Blizzards!
     Birthday Present
     Boiling Over
     Building a House
     Cards for Mother's Day
     Chugga, Chugga, Choo, Choo! All About Trains
     Common Cents
     Devils Postpile National Monument
     Do You Have the Map?
     Family Reunion
     Flyways, Not Freeways!
     Forces Around Us
     Gangs in Jamaica: Eduardo's Tale of Two Worlds
     Gertrude Chandler Warner
     Great Smoky Mountains National Park
     Homemade Cold Treat
     Hot Air Balloons
     Humor - The Power of Humor
     Jamal's Journey
     Keisha Suffers from Animal Cruelty
     Kisses for Kaeden
     Make a Difference Express
     Making a Difference in Faraway Lands
     Michael Helps Ben at the Food Bank
     My Ears
     National Night Out
     Never Again
     No Limits
     Olympic National Park
     Organization - Sort It Today and Find It Later!
     Paula Danziger
     People Need Ears
     Police Officers Protect Us
     Rachel Interviews Bruno the Rhinoceros Beetle
     Saving Money - How Do You Handle Money?
     Simple Machines: The Wheel and Axle
     Special Goslings
     Storm Chasers and Spotters
     Summer Camping
     The Bat Man
     The Gentle Manatee
     The Great Pyramid
     The Mystery of the Bone that Grew
     The Mystery of the Bone that Grew
     The Mystery of the Missing Puppy
     The New House
     Virginia Lee Burton
     What's a Blizzard?
     William Taft
(Grades 6-8)
     You Tube Begins
     A Healthy Respiratory System
     A President's Day
     A Rolling Optimist or a Seated Pessimist
     Air Pollution
     Alex Flinn
     Alternative Energy Sources
     Beijing's Preparation for the 2008 Olympics
     Being the Difference
     Best Friends Animal Society
     Black Blizzards and the Dust Bowl
     California Condors
     Canyonlands National Park
     Death Smog In Donora, Pennsylvania
     Digestion -- The Foods We Eat
     Discovery - Digging for Knowledge
     Eduardo's Tale of Two Worlds: Gangs in Jamaica
     Electrical Circuits
     Elephants Never Forget Animal Cruelty
     Food As Fuel
     G8 Summit 2001
     Grand Canyon
     Grandma Tetrazzini's Noodle Heaven
     Growing Up in the White House
     Growing Up in the White House
     Growing Up in the White House
     Halloween Can Be Frightfully Fun
     Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
     Home Inventions
     How a Bicycle Works
     How Do Airbags Work?
     How Do Airplanes Work?
     How Do Batteries Work?
     How Do Guide Dogs Do Their Job?
     How Do Hot Air Balloons Work?
     How Do X-Rays Work?
     How Does a Hurricane Work?
     How Does a Radar Gun Work?
     How Does a Savings Account Work?
     How Does a Surfboard Work?
     How Does a Traffic Camera Work?
     How Does a TV Remote Control Work?
     How Does a Yo-Yo Work?
     How Does a Zamboni Work?
     Ingenuity: A Windmill for a Village
     John F. Kennedy
     Key Deer
     Lead in Toys: Mrs. Cooney Worries
     Let's Get Things Started
     Milton Bradley and the Checkered Game of Life
     Mount Rainier National Park
     Mrs. Cooney Worries about Lead in Toys
     Mystery of the Misunderstood Message
     Nervous System
     Not If I Can Help It!
     Perspective - From A Bird's Eye View
     Presidential Travel
     Recycling: Something Old Is New Again
     Road Trip
     Road Trip: Arizona Style!
     Secretary of Agriculture
     Sharon Draper
     Skeletal System - Healthy Bones
     Starting the Day on a Good Note
     Texting RULES!
     Thanksgiving Kitchen
     The 1974 Super Tornado Outbreak
     The 1993 Storm of the Century
     The Legend of Casey Jones
     The Mysterious Fever
     The RV Project
     The Sago Mine Disaster
     The Sago Mine Disaster
     The Science of the Sun
     The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918
     The World's Most Endangered Animals
     They're Firefighters and Much More!
     Tornadoes, Nature's Twisters
     Twist and Shout: A Tornado is Coming!
     Velma Bronn Johnston - Wild Horse Annie
     Water, Water Everywhere: Furious Floods
     What Are Hurricanes?
     What Are Sunspots?
     What Is a FICO Score and Why Does It Matter?
     What Is Electricity?
     What Makes a Plane Fly?
     What's Gravity Got To Do With It?
     White Sands National Monument
     Who Invented UPC Bar Codes?
(Grades 9-12)
     Hurricane Katrina, August 2005
     On The Road With Alice Ramsey
     Sharon Creech
     The Merci Train
     The Ave Maria Grotto: "The Scenic Shrine of the South"
     The Friendship Train

(Grades 1-2)
     No Fun Tonight
(Grades 3-5)
     Amish Barn-raising
     Racing Day!
     Welcome to Crescent City
(Grades 6-8)
     Back to School Shopping
     Field Trip!

(Grades 3-5)
     "Who's Honking?"
     Emergency! 9-1-1
     Germany - Geography
     Jamie's week at Camp Habitat
     Malaysia - Geography
     Nicaragua - Geography
     The 42nd President - William Jefferson Clinton
     The Columbus Day Weekend Trip
     The Eruption of Mount St. Helens
     The Race of All Races
     The Space Needle
(Grades 6-8)
     Breaking the Sound Barrier
     John Grisham - Author
     Mongolia - Culture
     New Jersey
     Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
     Skiing the Slopes
     The Gallup Poll

Finish the Story
     Rainforest Babies (Grade 2-3)
     Pine Cone Cabin (Grade 2-3)
     Buying a Farm (Grade 2-3)
     Better than Video (Grade 2-3)
     A Day at the Fair (Grade 2-3)
     Down on the Farm (Grade 2-3)
     Patty the Pumpkin Discovers Halloween (Grade 2-4)
     The Big Race (Grade 2-4)
     Fido Tells His Tale (Grade 2-4)
     Daddy Has Lots of Ties! (Grade 2-4)
     Too Hungry to Help? (Grade 2-4)
     The Noise Outside the Tent (Grade 2-4)
     A Belly Full of Butterflies (Grade 2-4)
     The Turkey Hunt (Grade 3-4)
     A World of Bikes (Grade 3-4)
     Western Move (Grade 3-4)
     Pizza Project (Grade 3-4)
     Good Newts about Pets (Grade 3-4)
     The Corn Maze (Grade 3-4)
     Nature's Changes (Grade 3-4)
     Surviving Summer Camp (Grade 3-5)
     One Hundred Everything (Grade 3-5)
     One Good Turn Deserves Another (Grade 3-5)
     A Tale of Two Raindrops (Grade 3-5)
     Library Book Lost...and Found? (Grade 3-5)
     A Spectacular Summer Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     When Is Quitting Okay? (Grade 3-6)
     The Leprechauns' Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     The School Bus Safety Poster Contest (Grade 3-6)
     The Missing Earring (Grade 3-6)
     Another Day on the Farm (Grade 3-6)
     Shopping for Summer (Grade 4)
     Cinco de Mayo Mistake (Grade 4-5)
     Uncle Leroy's Flag (Grade 4-5)
     Road Trip (Grade 4-5)
     The Superheroes Clean up the Earth (Grade 4-6)
     A New Day, a New Life (Grade 4-6)
     Mystery of the Forgotten Face (Grade 4-6)
     Europe or Summer School? (Grade 5-7)
     Grandma and Grandpa's Farm (Grade 6-8)
     Field Trip to the Rainforest (Grade 6-8)
     A Walk in the Woods (Grade 6-8)
     Wheels of His Own (Grade 6-8)
     Inauguration Day (Grade 6-8)
     The Rescue Squad (Grade 6-8)

What Would You Do?
     A Sweet Choice (Grade 2-4)
     Favorite Friend, Not So Favorite Food (Grade 2-4)
     Press on or Pass? (Grade 2-4)
     Doug's Dilemma: Graffiti (Grade 3-6)
     Dangerous Diet (Grade 4-6)
     Is this Gift Good Enough? (Grade 4-6)
     Too Much Shampoo! (Grade 4-6)
     From Your Nigerian Benefactor (Grade 6-8)
     How will You Spend Your Money? (Grade 6-8)
     It's Against the Law (Grade 6-8)
     I'm Scared. (Grade 6-8)
     Everyone Else Has a Computer (Grade 6-8)
     How Will You Get Home? (Grade 9-12)
     I Need a Ride Home (Grade 9-12)
     Should You Take This Deal? (Grade 9-12)
     The Minivan Is Not Cool! (Grade 10-12)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     The Perfect Place (Grades 1-2)
     We're Picking Up Gramma (Grades 1-2)
     Feet and Hooves and Wheels and Wings (Grades 1-3)
     What Will the Weather Be? (Grades 1-3)
     To Grandma's House We Go (Grade 2)
     Grandparents Are Great! (Grades 2-3)
     The Wonderful World of Whales (Grades 2-3)
     A New House (Grades 2-4)
     Company for Breakfast (Grades 2-4)
     Company for Breakfast (Grades 2-4)
     We Are Circus Performers (Grades 3-4)
     At the Bank (Grades 3-5)
     Race of Emotions (Grade 4)
     Road Trip (Grade 4)
     Meet My Teachers (Grades 4-6)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Take A Trip Down Shape Street (Grade 1-2)
     Time to Learn (Grade 1-3)
     A Message from Fluffy (Grade 2-3)
     Clowning Around (Grade 2-3)
     Earth Hour Sleepover (Grade 2-3)
     If I Lived at the White House... (Grade 2-3)
     Magnificent Mackinac (Grade 2-3)
     Strange But True: Wacky World Records About the Human Body (Grade 2-3)
     Strange but True: Wild and Wacky Laws (Grade 2-3)
     Summer Postcards from Blake and Bill (Grade 2-3)
     Philly's Dream Come True (Grade 2-4)
     Can You Believe it? Wild and Wacky Truths from Around the World (Grade 3-4)
     Crazy Cars: Wild and Wacky Rides (Grade 3-4)
     Extreme Snow (Grade 3-4)
     In the Pit...With the Crew: A NASCAR Pit Crew (Grade 3-4)
     Just Right for Dad (Grade 3-4)
     Pump It Up: All About Your Blood (Grade 3-4)
     Strange but True: Wild and Wacky Stunts (Grade 3-4)
     All-Terrain Vehicles (Grade 3-5)
     Auto Racing (Grade 3-5)
     Dylan and Cole Sprouse (Grade 3-5)
     History of Hip Hop (Grade 3-5)
     How a Bicycle Works (Grade 3-5)
     Reaching for the Goal (Grade 3-5)
     The Hummingbird That Lost Its Hum (Grade 3-5)
     Types of Auto Racing (Grade 3-5)
     Marculus Gets Another Pet (Grade 3-6)
     Meet Me in Miami: My Trip to Super Bowl XLIV (Grade 3-12)
     Punk'd at the Prom (Grade 4)
     Aliens: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 4-5)
     Shaquille O'Neal (Grade 4-5)
     Shaun White: Action Sport Superstar (Grade 4-5)
     The Crazy Crashes of NASCAR (Grade 4-5)
     The Day the Seagulls Attacked (Grade 4-5)
     Tony Stewart (Grade 4-5)
     A New Game Show on Planet Pearth! (Grade 4-6)
     Anne Frank (Grade 4-6)
     Crime Scene Investigation (Grade 4-6)
     Gooaalllll! (Grade 4-6)
     How We Play Recorded Music (Grade 4-6)
     IA is for Iowa (Grade 4-6)
     Let's Go Fly a Kite! (Grade 4-6)
     Marculus Visits a Carnival (Grade 4-6)
     MI is for Michigan (Grade 4-6)
     Monster Trucks (Grade 4-6)
     More Weird Earth Sayings (Grade 4-6)
     Motorcycles (Grade 4-6)
     Rocky Mountain National Park Adventure (Grade 4-6)
     Roller Coasters (Grade 4-6)
     Storm Chasers: Into the Storm (Grade 4-6)
     The Greatest Spectacle in Racing (Grade 4-6)
     Under the Big Top: Circus Performers (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book Three (Grade 4-6)
     Making Money: a Rewarding Experience (Grade 5)
     Alien Encounter? The Betty and Barney Hill Story (Grade 5-6)
     So You Want to Be a Fashion Model? (Grade 5-6)
     CSI: Careers in Forensics (Grade 5-7)
     Fossils From Bone Cabin Quarry, 1898 (Grade 5-7)
     Science Solves Video Games (Grade 5-7)
     El Camino de la Muerte: The Road of Death (Grade 5-8)
     Endangered Animals (Grade 5-8)
     The World of Skateboarding (Grade 5-8)
     Crop Circles (Grade 6-8)
     The History of the Circus (Grade 6-8)
     The National Toy Hall of Fame (Grade 6-8)


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