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

Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans

Reading Comprehensions
     Driven To Dream
     Driving in the Big Sky (Grades 5-8)
     Cattle Drives (Grades 5-7)
     Driving Back Through History (Grades 5-7)
     Driving Along the Ocean Floor, Part 1 (Grades 5-7)
     Driving Along the Ocean Floor, Part 2 (Grades 5-7)
     Driving Along the Ocean Floor, Part 3 (Grades 5-7)
     Don't Drink and Drive (Grades 6-8)

Finish the Story
     Cattle Drive (Grade 3-4)

Literature Book Units
     What To Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy! (Grades 2-4)
     Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (Grades 0-2)

Read and Color Books
            My Daddy Is a Fireman
            Fedex Frank Makes the Rounds
            Clap Your Hands

Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
(Grades 1-2)
     Backyard Beach
     Grandpa's Sailboat
     Russ 0212
     Sometimes It's Hard to Say Goodbye
(Grades 3-5)
     A Kid's Best Friend
     A New Puppy
     A One Hump Wonder
     A Tale of Two Grandmas
     A Tibetan Monk Says a Prayer
     A Visit to the Dentist
     Amber Pumpkins
     An Account of Her Own
     An Artist I'm Not
     An E-Mail from Blair the Blizzard
     An E-mail from Foster Fog
     Birthday Present
     Blackfoot Raiders, Part 1
     Bryce Canyon National Park
     Cards for Mother's Day
     Construction Workers
     Crater Lake National Park
     Dancing Dressage Horses
     Devils Postpile National Monument
     Disc Golf Cap
     Do You Have the Map?
     Family Reunion
     Finding Inexpensive Things to Do
     Fourth of July Sister
     Fun in the Sun...California Style!
     Gary Paulsen
     Going to a Party
     Going to an Arena or the Theatre
     Grandma Cannot Do Cartwheels Anymore
     Great Smoky Mountains National Park
     I Hate My Life!, Part 2
     Jake and Jackie Go Shopping
     Jamal's Journey
     Jennifer and Diane's Costume Ideas
     Let's Go to the Beach
     Marco Splashes in Acid Rain
     Mother's Day
     Myli Learns About Social Security
     No Limits
     On The Night Before School Starts
     Oregon National Historic Trail
     Pam Plans a Picnic
     Paula Danziger
     Planning a Trip to an Amusement Park
     Police Officers Protect Us
     Sand and Gravel
     Saving Money - How Do You Handle Money?
     Scientists Study the Melting Arctic Ice
     Stinky Air, Get Away from There!
     The Center for Endangered Mythological Creatures
     The Hiding Place, Part 2
     The Mystery of the Bone that Grew
     The Mystery of the Bone that Grew
     The Play-Magic Garden
     The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf
     The Wheels on the Bus Need a Driver!
     Traveling - Make Your Travel Plans
     What's a Hurricane?
     Zook: A Polar Bear's Tale of Global Warming
(Grades 6-8)
     A Dream Job
     A President's Day
     Acid Rain, Go Away!
     Alcohol Abuse: A Tale of Destruction
     Beginning of the Darfur Conflict
     Beijing's Preparation for the 2008 Olympics
     Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
     Bonnie Dunbar: From Farm Girl to Astronaut
     Breckenridge, Colorado, Part of Colorado's Playground
     Building a Better Mousetrap, Part 2
     Canyonlands National Park
     Chief Quanah Parker: Last Chief of the Comanches
     Civil War Ambulance Corps
     Coal Mining
     Dealing With Losing a Parent
     Diego and His Parents Learn to Deal
     Discovery - Digging for Knowledge
     Fast Cars and a Famous Track
     Finding the Main Idea
     Food As Fuel
     Gary Paulsen
     Grandma Tetrazzini's Noodle Heaven
     Grandpa's Christmas Tree Farm
     Greg Mortenson: International Peacemaker and Humanitarian, Part 2
     Gretchen the Goose Girl
     Growing Up in the White House
     Growing Up in the White House
     Growing Up in the White House
     Health Care Woes
     Heather Moyse: Bobsleigh Racer
     How Do Submarines Work?
     How Do Washers and Dryers Work?
     How Do Windmills Produce Energy?
     How Does a Nor'easter Work?
     How Does a Radar Gun Work?
     How Does a Sewing Machine Work?
     How Does a Submarine Work?
     How Does a Traffic Camera Work?
     How Does a Yo-Yo Work?
     How Does a Zamboni Work?
     How Does an Escalator Work?
     How Does GPS Work?
     Hybrid Cars
     Isle Royale National Park
     Jean Studies for his Citizenship Test, Part 3
     John Coy
     Kidnapping in Colombia
     Living on a Reservation: Shawn's Story
     Melting Arctic Ice
     Memorial Flags, Part 2
     Mount Rainier National Park
     My New Red Shoes
     Mystery of the Missing Gold, Part Two
     Mystery of the Misunderstood Message
     Nervous System
     Olympic Swimming: Katie Hoff and Michael Phelps
     Our Summer Visitor
     Overbooked, Overtired
     Polar Bears and Global Warming
     Rainy Day Memories, Part 1
     Road Trip: Arizona Style!
     Saturn -- The Planet, Not the Car!
     Sharon Draper
     Shaun White
     Shawn's Story: Living on a Reservation
     Soft Money
     Stardust Mission
     Stinky Air Pollution and the Great London Smog
     Storm Chasers
     Texas Law Men, Part 2
     Texting RULES!
     Thanksgiving Kitchen
     The 2010 Winter Olympics
     The Apache Kid: Outlaw Legend of the Southwest, Part 1
     The Mysterious Fever
     The Mystery of the Fifth Window, Part Three
     The Mystery of the Newspaper Bandit
     The Prairie Schooner, AKA the Covered Wagon
     The Pumpkinfest at Thompson's Farm
     The Race to Nome: The 1925 Alaska Serum Run
     The Two Fellows and a Bear
     Theodore Roosevelt
     Trevor Ferrell: A Story of Brotherly Love
     Victorian Gardens
     Warrior's Heart, Part 2 - Ira Hayes
     What You Can Do to Save the Earth
     Where Will You Go on Your Vacation?
     Where Will You Stay on Your Vacation?
     Yellowstone Buffalo
(Grades 9-12)
     Jean Ferris
     Joseph Heller
     On The Road With Alice Ramsey
     Ray Bradbury
     The American Appaloosa: State Horse of Idaho
     The Friendship Train
     The Natural Wonders of Virginia
     The Old Swamp Fox: General Francis Marion
     Wisconsin's House on the Rock

(Grades 3-5)
     Amish Barn-raising
     Another Neighborhood
     Dinner Out
     Welcome to Crescent City
(Grades 6-8)
     Back to School Shopping

(no assigned grade level)
     A Texas Camping Trip
     Ancient Egypt - History
     Camping in Acadia National Park
     Italy - Culture
     The Battle of Lexington Reenactment
     The Concord Coach
     Zack's Community Service Project
(Grades 3-5)
     "Who's Honking?"
     Christmas in Italy
     Germany - Geography
     New Jersey
     Nothing Like Family
     Springtime Trail Ride
     The Columbus Day Weekend Trip
     The Eruption of Mount St. Helens
     The Roaring Rapids
     The Space Needle
     Walnut Grove, Minnesota
(Grades 6-8)
     Hungary - History
     Kenya - History
     Mongolia - Culture
     Mongolia - History
     New Jersey
     Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
     Smoky Mountains
     Spain - History
     Ukraine - History
(Grades 9-12)
     Bulgaria - History
     Netherlands - History
     Venezuela - History

Finish the Story
     Lost Dog! (Grade 1-3)
     A Special Teddy (Grade 1-3)
     Down on the Farm (Grade 2-3)
     Nervous About the Notes (Grade 2-4)
     The "We Can Club" (Grade 2-4)
     The Noise Outside the Tent (Grade 2-4)
     The Turkey Hunt (Grade 3-4)
     A World of Bikes (Grade 3-4)
     Nature's Changes (Grade 3-4)
     Surviving Summer Camp (Grade 3-5)
     Terence the Turkey Has a Plan (Grade 3-6)
     Fourth of July Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     Lost in the Woods (Grade 3-6)
     The Bus Stop Dilemma (Grade 3-6)
     Road Trip (Grade 4-5)
     Built BFFs (Grade 4-6)
     A New Day, a New Life (Grade 4-6)
     Europe or Summer School? (Grade 5-7)
     Nothing Better'n Pizza! (Grade 6-8)
     Seize the Day (Grade 6-8)
     Grandma and Grandpa's Farm (Grade 6-8)
     Field Trip to the Rainforest (Grade 6-8)
     Wheels of His Own (Grade 6-8)
     Love Is in a Balloon? (Grade 6-8)
     Bound for the North Pole (Grade 6-8)

What Would You Do?
     Favorite Friend, Not So Favorite Food (Grade 2-4)
     The Copycat Costume (Grade 3-6)
     Up in Smoke! (Grade 3-6)
     An Awkward Ride (Grade 4-6)
     Too Much Shampoo! (Grade 4-6)
     It's Against the Law (Grade 6-8)
     It's Only Beer (Grade 6-8)
     Responsibility (Grade 7-9)
     How Will You Get Home? (Grade 9-12)
     I Need a Ride Home (Grade 9-12)
     3D Movies are a Pain in the Eye (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
     Can You Guess the Job? (Grades 1-2)
     Let's Go On a Picnic! (Grades 1-2)
     To Grandma's House We Go (Grade 2)
     Grandparents Are Great! (Grades 2-3)
     Here's Your Sign (Grade 3)
     Thumbling: The Tale of a Tiny Boy (Grades 3-4)
     Life in the African Savanna (Grades 3-5)
     Setting and Achieving Goals (Grades 4-7)
     How to Handle a Bully (Grades 4-8)
     Sister to Sister [Gangs Theme] (Grades 9-12)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Take A Trip Down Shape Street (Grade 1-2)
     Earth Hour Sleepover (Grade 2-3)
     Strange but True: Wild and Wacky Laws (Grade 2-3)
     Summer Postcards from Blake and Bill (Grade 2-3)
     The Beyoncè Contest (Grade 2-3)
     A Weekend in the Smokies (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)
     John's Gross-out Mealtime Manners (Grade 3-4)
     Just Right for Dad (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Bigfoot (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)
     S Is For St. Patrick (Grade 3-5)
     Smoke Jumpers (Grade 3-5)
     Types of Auto Racing (Grade 3-5)
     Marculus Gets his License (Grade 3-6)
     RI is for Rhode Island (Grade 3-6)
     Meet Me in Miami: My Trip to Super Bowl XLIV (Grade 3-12)
     Awesome Inventions (Grade 4-5)
     Cycling's Superstar: Lance Armstrong (Grade 4-5)
     Harriet Tubman (Grade 4-5)
     Military Machines (Grade 4-5)
     Shaun White: Action Sport Superstar (Grade 4-5)
     Stop the Car! Wild and Wacky Road Trip Sites (Grade 4-5)
     The Crazy Crashes of NASCAR (Grade 4-5)
     The Day the Seagulls Attacked (Grade 4-5)
     The Myth of the Man-eating Monster (Grade 4-5)
     Tony Stewart (Grade 4-5)
     Animal Outlaws (Grade 4-6)
     Cameras (Grade 4-6)
     Gooaalllll! (Grade 4-6)
     L is for Landforms (Grade 4-6)
     LA is for Louisiana (Grade 4-6)
     Monster Trucks (Grade 4-6)
     Motorcycles (Grade 4-6)
     NM is for New Mexico (Grade 4-6)
     OK is for Oklahoma (Grade 4-6)
     Rex's Delectable Food Phrases (Grade 4-6)
     Rocky Mountain National Park Adventure (Grade 4-6)
     Storm Chasers: Into the Storm (Grade 4-6)
     Under the Big Top: Circus Performers (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book Three (Grade 4-6)
     VT is for Vermont (Grade 4-6)
     Alien Encounter? The Betty and Barney Hill Story (Grade 5-6)
     Vampires (Grade 5-6)
     Snowmobiles (Grade 5-7)
     El Camino de la Muerte: The Road of Death (Grade 5-8)
     Let's Go Riding: Snowmobile Fun! (Grade 5-8)
     Nessie and Friends: Famous Lake Monsters (Grade 5-8)
     Famous Cemeteries Around the World (Grade 6-8)

More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets

Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
50 States

Monthly Themes

Place Value
Time and Calendar
Earth Day
Solar System
Following Directions
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
All About Me

First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Order of Operations
Community Helpers
Addition and Subtraction
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts

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