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

Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans

Read and Color
            The Members of My Family
            Our Solar System, the Family of the Sun

Ponder the Picture Comprehension Puzzle
            Ponder the Picture: Family Picnic

Family Trees - Bulletin Board
            "A Forest Of Family" Bulletin Board

Very Quick Readers
     Generations - Who's Who in Your Family? (Very Quick Reader; Grade 5-7 Readability)

Reading Comprehensions
     Nothing Like Family (Grades 2-3)
     Rebecca's Family Visits the Food Bank (Grades 1-3)
     Family Reunion (Grades 1-3)
     Wendy's World- Our Family Tree (Grades 2-3)
     Hadrosaur Family (Grades 3-5)
     An American Family Visits the Food Bank (Grades 4-6)
     Why Families Eat Together (Grades 4-6)
     Women's Role in the Family (Grades 5-7)
     The New Morran Family (Grades 5-7)
     The Medici Family (Grades 6-8)
     The Sforza Family (Grades 6-8)
     Civilian Families in the South (Grades 6-9)
     Civilian Families in the North (Grades 7-9)
     Write a Family Biography (Grades 7-9)
     Politics and Family Values: Do They Mix? (Grades 7-12)

Finish the Story
     A Family of Veterans (Grade 3-4)

What Would You Do?
     Foreclosure in Our Family? (Grade 3-6)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     What's a Family Tree? (Grades 1-2)
     Going to the Family Reunion (Grades 3-5)
     Family Reunion (Grade 4)

Literature Book Units
     All-of-a-Kind Family (Grades 4-6)
     Owls in the Family (Grades 4-6)
     The Family Under the Bridge (Grades 4-6)
     Where the River Runs A Portrait of a Refugee Family (Grades 5-6)
     A Family Apart (Grades 6-8)
     A Death in the Family (Grades 9-12)
     Swiss Family Robinson Part 1 (Grades 9-12)

Read and Color Books
            Solphie Goes to School in America
            The Golden Door: Ellis Island
            A History of Mother's Day
            Symbols of Easter
            A Tale of Two Brothers
            Spring on the Jones Farm
            The Quail Has Quite a Family
            The Little Insect
            Steve's Perfect Ride (February 16)
            A Well-Dressed Guest (January 15)
            A Happy Christmas Flower
            The Shortest Day of the Year (December)
            Grandma Forgot My Birthday! (November 29)
            Easter around the World
            Nigel and the Nest
            Introduction to November
            Chet's Children
            Happy Birthday America - Read and Color
            Memorial Day
            School's Out - Read and Color

Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
(Grades 3-5)
     A Llama in Pajamas and Other Silly Songs
     A Toy That Can Be Read
     Parents of Curious George
     Wonderful, Delightful, Great, Very Good Author
     Written Story-Telling

Daily Themes
(Grades 1-2)
     A Day for Mother Goose
     A Nose for America
     Bree's Bubble Trick
     Call Me Dan
     Guys or Gals?
     Hooray for Family Meals
     Hot, Hot, Pepper Pot
     Kara’s Kite and the Big Wind
     My New Friend Sandy
     No Cleaning Today!
     Okay to be Lazy!
     Susie's Sixth Birthday
     The Ants' Picnic
     The Best Dog in the World
     The Family Reunion
     VFW Day
     Willing to Lend a Hand
(Grades 3-5)
     "Larry Bird Ball"
     "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
     "Yabba Dabba Doo!"
     20 Days of Christmas
     A Blur on the Ice
     A Family with No Lips
     A Frog's Eye View
     A Kid's Captain
     A Little Boy’s Garden
     A Special Kind of Day
     Adrian's Worst Day
     Alita Becomes a Citizen
     An Egg-cellent Lunch
     Anne's Voice
     Around and Around
     Artistic Math
     At Last, a Corn Dog
     Bathtub Time
     Best Friends
     Between Two Slices of Bread
     Blocks for All Ages
     Born to Play Football
     Building Art
     By the Dawn's Early Light
     Challenger Heroes
     Chief Scout
     Cookies in the Kitchen
     Dale Earnhardt, Sr.: Earning Hearts
     Diana, Princess of Wales
     Doctor on the Court
     Doing Teshuvah
     Dora's Dinosaur
     Eiffel's Tower
     Every Kernel Pops
     Famous for Fairy Tales
     First Lady Librarian
     Full of Dreams
     Gentle Giants
     Go Girls!
     Grandma's Treasures
     Happy Holiday Ethiopia!
     Happy New Year Japan!
     Her Special Touch
     Home Sweet Home
     Honest Abe
     Instant Energy
     It's Time to Read
     James Oglethorpe
     Jamie Gets a Puppy
     Johnny Unitas
     Just a Child
     Labor Day Kindness
     Laura Lane Welch Bush
     Liberty Rings
     Living on a Volcano
     May the Force Be With You
     Melinda Lou's Hamburgers
     Mindy’s Surprise Party
     More Than a Wrinkle
     Mr. McDonald's
     Mr. Spud
     Mr. Wal-Mart
     Music for a King
     Naming a Hamster
     Never-ending Ideas
     Out In Front
     Papa Russo
     Peace Bridge
     Pepper at the Park
     Pet Rabbits
     Princess Pru's Party
     Puppets of Oz
     Ramon = Nomar
     Say Cheese
     Start Your Engine
     Stormin' Norman
     Sweets for My Sweet
     Swimming Star
     Talking Around the World
     The Adventures of Alice
     The Boy King
     The Midnight Ride
     The Morzov Tree
     The Muppet Man
     The Smallest One
     The Travels of the Hat, Part 1: Lost in Charleston
     The Wildest Guess
     Time with Danny
     To Sew or Not To Sew
     Up, Up, And Away
     Waiting for Fairies
     When He Was My Age
     Who Was First?
     Wild Thing
     Word Wizard

(Grades 1-2)
     A Mother's Work
     Missing Dad
     The Bee Sting
     Trash Men
     When I Grow Up
(Grades 3-5)
     Beach Day for Ashley
     Christmas at the Shelter
     First Day at a New School
     Hector Learns About Helpfulness on a Horse
     In Bed
     Keeping Blood Clean
     Olga Learns About Organization on an Ocean Liner
     Potato Latkes
     The Iroquois
     The Plains Indians
     The Travels of the Hat, Part 6 – Back to Charleston
     Tommy Learns about Trustworthiness on a Train
     Wish for Fireworks

(Grades 1-2)
     A Dog For Jennie
     An East Coast Thanksgiving
     Max's Birthday Surprise
     Moose Cottage
     Pet Day
     The Camping Trip

(Grades 1-2)
     Ancient Greece - Hercules
(Grades 3-5)
     Andrew Johnson - 17th President
     Bolivia - Geography
     Delaware and the Underground Railroad
     Helen Keller
     Jamie's week at Camp Habitat
     Kit Carson
     Peru - Geography
     Sarah Winnemucca - Paiute Princess
     Springtime Trail Ride
     Statue of Liberty
     The Columbus Day Weekend Trip
     The Race of All Races
     The Roaring Rapids
     The Space Needle
     Ukraine - Geography
     Walnut Grove, Minnesota

Finish the Story
     A Strange Egg! (Grade 1-3)
     My Story: Growing Up as a Seed (Grade 2-3)
     Tidal Cave (Grade 2-3)
     Pine Cone Mystery (Grade 2-3)
     Buying a Farm (Grade 2-3)
     A World without Trees (Grade 2-3)
     Dear Mom (Grade 2-3)
     Down on the Farm (Grade 2-3)
     An Unusual Thanksgiving Dinner (Grade 2-4)
     Finding Pete (Grade 2-4)
     An "EGG-straordinary" Easter (Grade 2-4)
     Advertising Mom (Grade 2-4)
     Space Talk (Grade 2-4)
     Bob the Gnome Gets a New Home (Grade 2-4)
     Camping, or Not Camping (Grade 3)
     The Sheep and the Wolf (Grade 3-4)
     Halloween Pumpkin Faces (Grade 3-4)
     A Super Year for Superheroes (Grade 3-4)
     Halloween Giving (Grade 3-4)
     Can Fire Strike Twice? (Grade 3-4)
     The Great Escape (Grade 3-4)
     A World of Bikes (Grade 3-4)
     Operation Christmas Fairy (Grade 3-4)
     A Real New Year (Grade 3-4)
     Rushing into Trouble (Grade 3-4)
     Good Luck or Bad? (Grade 3-4)
     Runaway to Freedom (Grade 3-4)
     Healing Hearts (Grade 3-4)
     Spring Has Sprung (Grade 3-4)
     Wishful Thinking (Grade 3-4)
     Like the Mountains of Home (Grade 3-4)
     Surprising Dad (Grade 3-4)
     Eastern Escape (Grade 3-4)
     Cynta of Underhill (Grade 3-4)
     Minchin and Minuet Go to Mardi Gras (Grade 3-4)
     Minchin's King Cake (Grade 3-4)
     A Letter from the Klondike (Grade 3-4)
     Nature's Changes (Grade 3-4)
     Surviving Summer Camp (Grade 3-5)
     My Pizza Pie (Grade 3-5)
     Tales of Tom Turkey (Grade 3-5)
     A Big Foot (Grade 3-5)
     Bradley the Brave Country Mouse (Grade 3-6)
     East or West? Which Home is Best? (Grade 3-6)
     Paul and Paula's Pumpkin Puzzle (Grade 3-6)
     Sammy the Elf (Grade 3-6)
     Juan the Artist (Grade 3-6)
     The Groundhog Doesn't Feel Well (Grade 3-6)
     Who Sent This Valentine? (Grade 3-6)
     The School Bus Safety Poster Contest (Grade 3-6)
     The White Fence (Grade 3-6)
     The Groundhog Who Was Afraid of His Shadow (Grade 3-6)
     The Broken Vase (Grade 3-6)
     The Great Escape of Harry the Hermit Crab (Grade 3-6)
     A Bucket Full of Trouble (Grade 3-6)
     The Bottle on the Beach (Grade 3-6)
     Megan Bakes Zucchini Bread (Grade 3-6)
     Another Day on the Farm (Grade 3-6)
     Just One Puff (Grade 3-6)
     Don't Sit There! (Grade 3-6)
     To Skate or Not to Skate (Grade 3-6)
     The Flag of Freedom (Grade 3-6)
     Summer's Over (Grade 4)
     First Wedding (Grade 4)
     The Secret of Gingerbread (Grade 4-5)
     Meeting Martin (Grade 4-5)
     Easter Cleaning (Grade 4-5)
     Cinco de Mayo Mistake (Grade 4-5)
     Uncle Leroy's Flag (Grade 4-5)
     Road Trip (Grade 4-5)
     Aunt Lou Meets Lily (Grade 4-5)
     Holiday Giving (Grade 4-5)
     Tonka's Special Christmas (Grade 4-6)
     I Am Thankful For... (Grade 4-6)
     A Smokeless World (Grade 4-6)
     A New Holiday to Celebrate (Grade 4-6)
     Where Are the Fireworks? (Grade 4-6)
     Crossing the Ocean to America (Grade 4-6)
     A Memorable Weekend is Coming (Grade 4-6)
     Dad, There's a Bird in the House! (Grade 4-6)
     Hygiene and First Impressions (Grade 4-6)
     Derek and the Turkey (Grade 4-6)
     A Special Gift for Mom (Grade 5)
     A Different Christmas (Grade 5-6)
     A New Thanksgiving (Grade 5-6)
     The Legend (Grade 5-6)
     Colonial Times: Violet Considers Freedom (Grade 5-6)
     Bringing Home the Bacon (Grade 5-6)
     Europe or Summer School? (Grade 5-7)
     The Largest Gingerbread Man (Grade 5-8)
     Right to Be Free (Grade 5-8)
     A Musical Problem (Grade 5-8)
     Icy Adventure (Grade 6-8)
     Sailing the High Seas (Grade 6-8)
     Domingo's Voyage (Grade 6-8)
     Veterans Day (Grade 6-8)
     Wheels of His Own (Grade 6-8)
     Christmas (Grade 6-8)
     Dr. King (Grade 6-8)

What Would You Do?
     Favorite Friend, Not So Favorite Food (Grade 2-4)
     Sneak a Peek (Grade 3-5)
     Finders Keepers? (Grade 3-5)
     My Forgotten Day (Grade 3-5)
     To Lease or Not to Lease (Grade 3-6)
     Doug's Dilemma: Graffiti (Grade 3-6)
     Share and Share Alike (Grade 3-6)
     Lessons or Summer Camp? (Grade 3-6)
     The Birthday Dilemma (Grade 3-6)
     Loyalty vs. Friendship: Do You Have to Choose? (Grade 3-6)
     What's for Dinner? (Grade 3-6)
     Computer Accident (Grade 3-6)
     Jade Has A Dream (Grade 3-6)
     An Easter Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     To Share, or Not to Share? (Grade 3-6)
     If You Traveled West in a Prairie Schooner (Grade 3-6)
     To Tell or Not to Tell? (Grade 3-6)
     Sally's Sandcastles (Grade 3-6)
     Your Friend's Dad is Really Sick (Grade 3-6)
     New Neighbor Blues (Grade 3-6)
     I Lost My Money! (Grade 3-6)
     Fried French Fries (Grade 3-6)
     A Broken Spring Break (Grade 3-6)
     Where Will Frisky Stay? (Grade 3-6)
     An Extra Circus Ticket (Grade 4-5)
     A Note-able Change (Grade 4-6)
     One Last Puppy (Grade 4-6)
     Will You Watch My Puppy? (Grade 4-6)
     Too Much Shampoo! (Grade 4-6)
     Women's Right To Vote-What If It Hadn't Happened? (Grade 4-7)
     Veteran's Day Respect (Grade 4-8)
     Grandpa's Giving (Grade 5-6)
     Skin Deep (Grade 5-7)
     "Hola" or "Bonjour?" (Grade 5-8)
     Stereotype or Prejudice? (Grade 5-8)
     Peppered Fingers (Grade 5-9)
     How Could She? (Grade 6-8)
     Time to Help? (Grade 6-8)
     Zap those Zits! (Grade 6-8)
     From Your Nigerian Benefactor (Grade 6-8)
     Which Job Will You Choose? (Grade 6-8)
     If You Were An Immigrant in 1893 (Grade 6-8)
     Gift Clothes (Grade 6-8)
     Friends (Grade 6-8)
     Can I Copy Your Homework? (Grade 6-8)
     It's Against the Law (Grade 6-8)
     The Lawn Mowing Business (Grade 6-8)
     No Time for Homework (Grade 6-8)
     Everyone Else Has a Computer (Grade 6-8)
     Please Lie for Me! (Grade 6-8)
     Oh, No! Not Reply All! (Grade 6-9)
     The Shocking Website (Grade 7-9)
     The Bark that's as Bad as a Bite (Grade 9-12)
     How Will You Get Home? (Grade 9-12)
     Runaway Friend (Grade 9-12)
     A Sad, Jobless Dad (Grade 9-12)
     A Friend Wants to Go Off Meds (Grade 9-12)
     The Minivan Is Not Cool! (Grade 10-12)
     College Dorm or Stay at Home? (Grade 11-12)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     The Perfect Place (Grades 1-2)
     An Instrumental Wish (Grades 1-3)
     Getting More Exercise (Grades 1-3)
     Netiquette Nelly Saves the Day (Grades 1-3)
     Penny Penguin Finds a Home (Grades 1-3)
     Chinese Zodiac or Chinese Zoo? (Grades 1-4)
     Home Work (Grade 2)
     Puppies for Adoptions (Grades 2-3)
     A New House (Grades 2-4)
     Imagine Hispanic Heritage! (Grades 2-4)
     Mr. Fox and Miss Crow (Grades 2-4)
     Mr. Sparrow and His Big Mouth (Grades 2-4)
     The Story of the Stone Lion (Grades 3-4)
     The Uninvited Guest (Grades 3-4)
     Why the Carabao Moves So Slowly: A Filipino Tale (Grades 3-4)
     Filling in the Yearly Planner (Grades 3-5)
     Spring and Summer Holidays (Grades 3-5)
     The Old Woman and Her Bear (Grades 3-5)
     The Talking Salmon (Grades 3-5)
     The Man Who Became a Caribou (Grades 3-8)
     Not Just about Us (Grades 4-5)
     The Poor Man and the Snake (Grades 4-5)
     Autumn Holidays (Grades 4-6)
     Grady Grasshopper and Archie Ant (Grades 4-6)
     The Lake of Miracles: An Incan Legend (Grades 4-6)
     How to Handle a Bully (Grades 4-8)
     Counting Change (Grade 5)
     Accepting Responsibility (Grades 6-7)
     Kids in a Cabin - a Lesson in Responsibility (Grades 6-8)
     Brother to Brother [Gangs Theme] (Grades 9-12)
     Sister to Sister [Gangs Theme] (Grades 9-12)

Reluctant Reader Books
     A Message from Fluffy (Grade 2-3)
     A Message from Rover (Grade 2-3)
     Attack on the High Seas (Grade 2-3)
     Beyond Cats and Dogs: Athletes and Their Animals (Grade 2-3)
     Earth Hour Sleepover (Grade 2-3)
     Goodies for Good Friends (Grade 2-3)
     If I Lived at the White House... (Grade 2-3)
     Meet Dr. Seuss (Grade 2-3)
     Pets to the Rescue (Grade 2-3)
     Summer Postcards from Blake and Bill (Grade 2-3)
     Beyond Sit and Stay: Training Tricks for You and Your Dog (Grade 2-4)
     Let's Meet Harriet Tubman (Grade 2-4)
     Philly's Dream Come True (Grade 2-4)
     Stu and Sally Stingray (Grade 2-4)
     Weird and Wonderful You! Book #1 (Grade 2-4)
     Porter's Letters to Griffin (Grade 3)
     A Weekend in the Smokies (Grade 3-4)
     All in the Family: The Manning Brothers (Grade 3-4)
     Brave Ruby Bridges (Grade 3-4)
     Chang's Chinese New Year (Grade 3-4)
     Emma's Eyes (Grade 3-4)
     Give the Earth a Hand! (Grade 3-4)
     John's Gross-out Mealtime Manners (Grade 3-4)
     Letters from Griffin (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Madam C.J. Walker (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Match the Fire Dog (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Miley (Grade 3-4)
     Mind Your Animal Manners (Grade 3-4)
     Oil in the Gulf (Grade 3-4)
     Pass it Peyton! Peyton Manning (Grade 3-4)
     Percy the Penguin (Grade 3-4)
     Presidential Pets (Grade 3-4)
     Room 127: Alex's X-Ray Vision (Grade 3-4)
     Room 127: Freddie Can Fly! (Story #2) (Grade 3-4)
     Star Athletes and Their Pets (Grade 3-4)
     The French Quarter's Quarterback: Drew Brees (Grade 3-4)
     What Do Animals Do During the Winter? (Grade 3-4)
     Your Cat's Baffling Behavior (Grade 3-4)
     Collecting For a Collection (Grade 3-5)
     Reaching for the Goal (Grade 3-5)
     S Is For St. Patrick (Grade 3-5)
     Taylor Swift (Grade 3-5)
     Joey Roo and Something New (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Has a Garage Sale (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Visits Washington, D.C. (Grade 3-6)
     Meet Me in Miami: My Trip to Super Bowl XLIV (Grade 3-12)
     The Ghost at Cave-in-Rock (Grade 4)
     A Trip to the International Space Station (Grade 4-5)
     Awesome Inventions (Grade 4-5)
     Back to School All Around the World (Grade 4-5)
     Bigfoot: Truth or Tale? (Grade 4-5)
     Busting Bad Luck Myths (Grade 4-5)
     Early Years of a Leader (Grade 4-5)
     From Three Brothers to a Band: The History of The Jonas Brothers (Grade 4-5)
     Harriet Tubman (Grade 4-5)
     Home Sweet Home: Wild and Wacky Houses around the World (Grade 4-5)
     How I Survived the Pirate Attack (Grade 4-5)
     Justin Bieber (Grade 4-5)
     Meet President Obama (Grade 4-5)
     Mike and the Legend of St. Valentine (Grade 4-5)
     My Movie Audition (Grade 4-5)
     Pet Power: Animals to the Rescue (Grade 4-5)
     Sandcastles on the Beach (Grade 4-5)
     Shaquille O'Neal (Grade 4-5)
     Shaun White: Action Sport Superstar (Grade 4-5)
     Snakes (Grade 4-5)
     Soccer's Superstar: David Beckham (Grade 4-5)
     Stop the Car! Wild and Wacky Road Trip Sites (Grade 4-5)
     The Titanic: The "Unsinkable Ship" that Sank (Grade 4-5)
     The Day the Seagulls Attacked (Grade 4-5)
     The Magic in Room 127: Isabella's Story (Grade 4-5)
     The Myth of the Man-eating Monster (Grade 4-5)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Bear Attack (Grade 4-5)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Shark Attack (Grade 4-5)
     AK is for Alaska (Grade 4-6)
     Anne Frank (Grade 4-6)
     AR is for Arkansas (Grade 4-6)
     AZ is for Arizona (Grade 4-6)
     C Is For Christmas (Grade 4-6)
     Crime Scene Investigation (Grade 4-6)
     E Is for Easter (Grade 4-6)
     GA is for Georgia (Grade 4-6)
     Gooaalllll! (Grade 4-6)
     H Is for Healthy Habits (Grade 4-6)
     History of Country Music (Grade 4-6)
     ID is for Idaho (Grade 4-6)
     IL is for Illinois (Grade 4-6)
     It's a Chocolate Thing (Grade 4-6)
     Landmarks of the United States (Grade 4-6)
     MA is for Massachusetts (Grade 4-6)
     MS is for Mississippi (Grade 4-6)
     MT is for Montana (Grade 4-6)
     ND is for North Dakota (Grade 4-6)
     NY is for New York (Grade 4-6)
     Oh, the Stories He Wrote! The Life of Dr. Seuss (Grade 4-6)
     OR is for Oregon (Grade 4-6)
     Rocky Mountain National Park Adventure (Grade 4-6)
     So You Want to Find Your Hidden Talent (Grade 4-6)
     Under the Big Top: Circus Performers (Grade 4-6)
     The Legend Behind the Poem (Grade 4-7)
     Making Money: a Rewarding Experience (Grade 5)
     Baboons on the Loose (Grade 5-6)
     Derek Jeter (Grade 5-6)
     Excuse Me! Wacky and Wild Cultural Differences (Grade 5-6)
     Fun Facts about America's First President (Grade 5-6)
     Jennifer Hudson (Grade 5-6)
     My, Oh, My! Mummy Tales From Around the World (Grade 5-6)
     President Barack Obama (Grade 5-6)
     Vampires (Grade 5-6)
     Wet and Wild Water Slides (Grade 5-6)
     Who "Dat?" That's Drew Brees! (Grade 5-6)
     Alcatraz: The Rock (Grade 5-8)
     Bringing in the New Year (Grade 5-8)
     Gypsies (Grade 5-8)
     Let's Go Riding: Snowmobile Fun! (Grade 5-8)
     Haiti Then and Now (Grade 6-7)
     Meet George Washington (Grade 6-7)
     Castles: Magnificent Palaces (Grade 6-8)
     Famous Cemeteries in the U.S. (Grade 6-8)
     From Teenager to Teen Idol: Taylor Swift (Grade 6-8)
     The History of the Circus (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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