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

Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans


Read and Color
            Five Green Bugs

Go Green Activities
            Go Green Puzzles

Printables for Classroom Door
            Get Into The... Green Groove

Very Quick Readers
     Want to Bet? The Story of Green Eggs and Ham (Very Quick Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)
     Wearin' of the Green (Very Quick Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)

Short Readers
     My Great and Green New Year (Short Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)

Reading Comprehensions
     Brownies for Mr. Green
     Why Frogs Are Green (Grade 1)
     Food Is Not Green (Grades 1-3)
     Kayla Hates Green (Grades 1-3)
     Green Snakes (Grades 2-4)
     Little Green Men (Grades 3-5)
     The Green Card (Grades 5-7)
     The Green, Prickly Things of Christmas (Grades 5-8)
     Red or Green, Some Like Them Hot (Grades 6-8)
     Roger Lancelyn Green (Grades 6-10)

Reluctant Reader Books
     How to Have a Green New Year's Eve (Grade 4-5)

Literature Book Units
     Anne of Green Gables (Grades 4-8)
     The Green Coat: A Tale from the Dust Bowl Years (Grades 6-9)
     Green Eggs and Ham (Grades 0-1)
     The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo (Grades 0-3)

Read and Color Books
            What is Spring?
            What are Apples Good For?
            My Apple Tree
            From Pumpkin to Jack-O-Lantern
            A Grasshopper Grows
            Buzzy Bee and the Sweet Honey Tree
            Larry the Lady Lobster
            Farmer Fuller's Fig Farm
            Robin and Rodney Red Breast
            A Surprise at the Dentist's Office (June 2)
            A Message from Your Vegetable Garden (June 17)
            A Funny Fever (March 20)
            The Fairies' Gift (February 28)
            Sandy the Sunflower Reaches the Sky
            Stacy Spreads Smiles (January 22)
            A Rainforest Mystery (October 18)
            What Kind of Nut Are You? (October 22)
            Sam and Susie
            Some Dinosaurs
            Five Giggling Ghosts
            Nigel and the Nest
            Introduction to March
            The Mean Queen
            Poppy's Petunias
            Easter Eggs

Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
(no assigned grade level)
     Vitamins & Minerals
(Grades 1-2)
     Far, Far Away
     My Eyes
     Slow and Steady--The Sloth
     Spring Surprise
     The Stick Bug
(Grades 3-5)
     A Bicycle for Jake
     A Brachiosaurus Rain Storm
     A Horse Named Lady
     A Long, Orange Finger
     All by Myself!
     Apples Aren't Always Red
     Apples, the Perfect Snack
     Artificial Christmas Trees
     Birthday Present
     Can a Snapping Turtle Snap?
     Chemistry by the Numbers: Acids and Bases
     Color Me Blue
     Cones Are Like Flowers
     Danny's Birthday
     Do You Have the Map?
     Does Kentucky Really Have Blue Grass?
     Finding Rainbows
     Flying Snakes
     Food Webs
     Fran the Fish Sees a Pink Surprise
     From a Plant to a Pumpkin
     From a Seed to a Sunflower
     Gary the Goat?
     Grandma's Magic Liquid
     How Many Seeds Are In Your Pumpkin?
     If You Give a Manatee a Cookie...
     Jamal's Journey
     Jimmy's Hat
     Joshua Tree National Park
     Karl's Kitchen
     Keith Interviews Ana, the Imperial Amazon Parrot
     Lisa for President
     Looking at Earth from Space
     Look, but Don't Touch!
     Marci's Mean Mom, Part 2
     Milton the Leprechaun Goes Back to Work
     Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
     Not Again!
     Oh, Say Can You See?
     Old Glory's Story
     Open Wide!
     Painting a Rainbow
     Picky Paul
     Pierce Waits in the Pumpkin Patch
     Planet Earth, the Big Blue Marble
     Plants on the Arctic Tundra
     Putting on a New Face with Face Painting
     Rachel Interviews Aaron the Desert Locust
     Rachel Interviews Baron the Brine Fly
     Rachel Interviews Gene the Grasshopper
     S-l-o-w Sloths
     Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
     Spring Cleaning!
     Spring Peepers
     Squish! The Best Free Present
     Stag Beetles
     Stages of Plant Growth
     The Best Salesman in the World
     The Big Top
     The Broken Pastry
     The Christmas Ornament
     The Cycle of the Seasons
     The Fruit with a Jacket
     The Heritage Farm
     The Mood Meter
     The Mood Meter
     The Mystery of the Big Balloon
     The New House
     The Peasant and the Apple Tree
     The Sense of Sight: Oh Say Can You See?
     The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf
     The Stormy Shore
     Tidal Pool
     Turkey, Turkey, Goose
     Up, Up, and Away!
     Vegetables in a Pouch
     Wally Finds Something Yummy
     Water Moves in a Circular Motion
     What a Ride! Cisco Competes in Three-Day Eventing
     What Color Is Your Sand Castle?
     What Comes From Corn?
     What Is a Rainbow?
     What's the Coolest Color?
     Where Does Sand Come From?
     Where Is My Pen?
(Grades 6-8)
     You Tube Begins
     A Brief History of Pizza
     Air Plants
     Algae, Our Oxygen Suppliers
     All About Apples: A Brief History of Apples
     Anaconda: A Super-Sized and Super Sneaky Snake!
     Beijing's Preparation for the 2008 Olympics
     Beware of the Coastal Invaders!
     Biscayne National Park
     Buck Island Reef National Monument
     Can You Eat a Rainbow?
     Canyonlands National Park
     Captain Maher's Job: Is the Hudson River Safe?
     Carrion Flowers
     Change - What's Change?
     Christmas at the White House
     Eating Well for Good Health
     Europe Switches to the Euro
     Galileo Tours Io
     Grandpa's Christmas Tree Farm
     Halloween Can Be Frightfully Fun
     Home Inventions
     How Does a Tornado Work?
     How Does a TV Work?
     How Does Animal Camouflage Work?
     How Does Paint Work?
     How Does Poison Ivy Work?
     Howler Monkeys
     Howler Monkeys
     It's in the Can!
     Karen Cushman
     Kathleen Karr
     Keeping Your Circulatory System Healthy
     Landmines: Watch Your Step!
     Lead in Toys: Mrs. Cooney Worries
     Luna Moths
     Mesa Verde National Park
     Missing Childhood: The Plight of Child Soldiers
     Mystery of the Missing Gold, Part Two
     Nature's Fireworks, the Northern Lights
     On Guard! The Sport of Fencing
     Plant Cells: Cells With Walls
     Praying Mantis
     Robert Newton Peck
     Sacred River, Dirty River
     Scarlet Macaws
     Skeletal System - Healthy Bones
     Song of the Cicada
     Starting the Day on a Good Note
     The Art of Face Painting
     The Campaign for the 2008 Presidential Election
     The History of the Bear Flag of California
     The Mysterious Double Life of Miss Fluffy
     The Mysterious Renoir Thief
     The Mystery of the Fifth Window, Part Three
     The Mystery of the Fifth Window, Part Two
     The Mystery of the Hidden Photograph, Part One
     The Mystery of the Hidden Photograph, Part Two
     The Mystery of the Strand of Pearls, Part 2
     The Northern Lights
     The Peacock and the Crane
     The White House Staff
     The Wild World of Water Polo
     Water Pollution in the Hudson River: Captain Maher's Story
(Grades 9-12)
     Avery Island, Louisiana, Also Known As "Bird City"
     The Poetry Slam
     Wisconsin's House on the Rock
     Write a Portrait Poem

(Grades 3-5)
     Medieval Banquet
     Welcome to Crescent City

(no assigned grade level)
     Trip Down the Canyon
     Zack's Community Service Project
(Grades 3-5)
     Argentina - Geography
     Brazil - Geography
     Cote d'Ivoire - Geography
     Cuba - Geography
     Fiji - Geography
     Indonesia - Geography
     Ireland - Geography
     Ireland - Traditions
     Mesa Verde
     Nigeria - Geography
     Paraguay - Geography
     The Columbus Day Weekend Trip
     Turkey - Geography
     Yellowstone National Park

Finish the Story
     Loose Tooth! (Grade 1-2)
     My Story: Growing Up as a Seed (Grade 2-3)
     St. Pat's Parade (Grade 2-3)
     Down on the Farm (Grade 2-3)
     Wishing Seeds (Grade 2-3)
     Wishing Under the Canopy (Grade 2-3)
     Patty the Pumpkin Discovers Halloween (Grade 2-4)
     Where's Mr. Shivers? (Grade 2-4)
     The End of the Rainbow (Grade 2-4)
     Message in a Bottle (Grade 2-4)
     Where's Molly? (Grade 2-4)
     Bob the Gnome Gets a New Home (Grade 2-4)
     A Froggy Surprise (Grade 2-4)
     One Hundred Items in a Pocket (Grade 2-4)
     What Color Luck Do You Want? (Grade 2-4)
     Is Santa Lost? (Grade 2-6)
     100 Days and Counting (Grade 3)
     The Sheep and the Wolf (Grade 3-4)
     Hats Off to You (Grade 3-4)
     A Lump of Soapstone (Grade 3-4)
     Itchy Witchy and the Giant Pumpkins (Grade 3-4)
     The Corn Maze (Grade 3-4)
     Nature's Changes (Grade 3-4)
     Surviving Summer Camp (Grade 3-5)
     The Wet Flag (Grade 3-5)
     A Tale of Two Raindrops (Grade 3-5)
     The Ants' Picnic (Grade 3-5)
     A Magic Ride (Grade 3-5)
     Flakey Starts to Melt! (Grade 3-5)
     Smoke! (Grade 3-6)
     The Pine Cone Design (Grade 3-6)
     Niki's Totem Animal (Grade 3-6)
     Stop that Bus! (Grade 3-6)
     Erin Comes to Ellis Island (Grade 3-6)
     The Magic Library Card (Grade 3-6)
     Lost in the Woods (Grade 3-6)
     Megan Bakes Zucchini Bread (Grade 3-6)
     The Missing Earring (Grade 3-6)
     The Invisible Girl (Grade 3-6)
     A Lucky Find (Grade 3-6)
     Summer's Over (Grade 4)
     Brother Edward's Dilemma (Grade 4-5)
     Rainy Beach Day (Grade 4-5)
     A Birthday Puzzle (Grade 4-6)
     Math Teacher for a Day (Grade 4-6)
     Martha Manatee Hears a Roar! (Grade 4-6)
     A Trip to the Rainforest (Grade 4-6)
     A New Nation, a New Flag (Grade 4-6)
     Where Are the Fireworks? (Grade 4-6)
     Mystery of the Forgotten Face (Grade 4-6)
     Derek and the Turkey (Grade 4-6)
     A Different Christmas (Grade 5-6)
     Inspector Butterfly (Grade 5-6)
     A Holo Summer (Grade 6-7)
     Keep an Eye on That Leprechaun (Grade 6-8)
     Pioneers (Grade 6-8)
     Saving Jaguars (Grade 6-8)
     Rainbow Buttons in the Elevator! (Grade 6-8)
     Would You Want to Live Forever? (Grade 9-12)

What Would You Do?
     A Bad Day to Strike Out! (Grade 1-3)
     Mom, Can We Keep Him? (Grade 3-6)
     See a Penny, Pick it Up! (Grade 3-6)
     A Labor Day Dispute (Grade 3-6)
     The Spooky Koops House (Grade 3-6)
     The Hungry Lawnmower (Grade 4-6)
     Veteran's Day Respect (Grade 4-8)
     Time to Help? (Grade 6-8)
     Can I Copy Your Homework? (Grade 6-8)
     The Problem with Sharing (Grade 6-8)
     Trick or Treat Dilemma (Grade 9-12)
     To Exchange or Not to Exchange? (Grade 9-12)
     The Minivan Is Not Cool! (Grade 10-12)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     All Kinds of Farmers (Grades 1-2)
     All the Colors of the Rainbow (Grades 1-2)
     Apples for Everyone (Grades 1-2)
     Time to Set the Table (Grades 1-2)
     Buying Fruits at the Farmers' Market (Grades 1-3)
     Painting the House (Grades 1-3)
     The Pine Tree Problem (Grades 1-3)
     An Apple a Day - A Readers' Theater (Grade 2)
     Here Comes Autumn (Grade 2)
     Don't Forget Your Vitamins and Minerals! (Grades 2-3)
     Mending the Sky: A Story from China (Grades 2-3)
     Mr. Bear and His Grapes: An African-American Tale (Grades 2-3)
     The Big, Wide-Mouthed Toad-Frog (Grades 2-3)
     The Quarrel (Grades 2-3)
     The Snow Is Falling! (Grades 2-3)
     Why Tortoise's Shell Is Not Smooth (Grades 2-3)
     Amare and the Game Board: An Ethiopian Tale (Grades 2-4)
     Buying Vegetables at the Farmers' Market (Grades 2-4)
     The Pear Tree (Grades 2-4)
     Raven and the Very Foolish Man (Grades 2-5)
     Seafood Lunch (Grade 3)
     All About Mardi Gras (Grades 3-4)
     Maui Tames the Sun: A Hawaiian Legend (Grades 3-4)
     Life in the Amazing and Unique Everglades (Grades 3-5)
     The Twelve Months: A Story from Russia (Grades 3-5)
     Warm, Wet, and Lush: Life in the Rain Forest (Grades 3-6)
     Showing Off Our Clothes! (Grade 4)
     Victor and Violet (Grade 4)
     King Sejong and His Alphabet: A Korean Tale (Grades 4-5)
     Not Just about Us (Grades 4-5)
     The Eagle, the Snake, and the Hiker (Grades 4-6)
     Picking on the New Kid (Grades 4-12)
     Accepting Responsibility (Grades 6-7)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Eating Through the Week (Grade 1-2)
     My Dog and Best Friend (Grade 1-2)
     Take A Trip Down Shape Street (Grade 1-2)
     The Wonder of Winter (Grade 1-2)
     Mike Visits a Beach (Grade 1-3)
     The Story of an Apple (Grade 1-3)
     Attack on the High Seas (Grade 2-3)
     If I Lived at the White House... (Grade 2-3)
     Meet Dr. Seuss (Grade 2-3)
     Splash of Color (Grade 2-3)
     Spring Has Sprung (Grade 2-3)
     Strange but True: Wild and Wacky Laws (Grade 2-3)
     P.U. Plants (Grade 3-4)
     The Man Who Followed Favre: Aaron Rodgers (Grade 3-4)
     Ogres (Grade 3-5)
     S Is For St. Patrick (Grade 3-5)
     Temperate Forest Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     Joey Roo and Something New (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Entertains a Pink Blobulus (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Gets Another Pet (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Gets his License (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Goes to a Potluck (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Visits Earth (Grade 3-6)
     ME is for Maine (Grade 3-6)
     RI is for Rhode Island (Grade 3-6)
     Weird Earth Sayings (Grade 3-6)
     Funny Frog Facts (Grade 4-5)
     How I Survived the Pirate Attack (Grade 4-5)
     Snakes (Grade 4-5)
     The Magic in Room 127: Isabella's Story (Grade 4-5)
     Wild and Wacky Color Facts (Grade 4-5)
     You and Your Favorite Color (Grade 4-5)
     A New Game Show on Planet Pearth! (Grade 4-6)
     AK is for Alaska (Grade 4-6)
     AZ is for Arizona (Grade 4-6)
     C Is For Christmas (Grade 4-6)
     CO is for Colorado (Grade 4-6)
     H Is for Healthy Habits (Grade 4-6)
     IL is for Illinois (Grade 4-6)
     L is for Landforms (Grade 4-6)
     LA is for Louisiana (Grade 4-6)
     Many Faces of Rock Music (Grade 4-6)
     Marculus Goes to Summer Camp (Grade 4-6)
     Marculus Visits a Carnival (Grade 4-6)
     May Day (Grade 4-6)
     Oh, the Stories He Wrote! The Life of Dr. Seuss (Grade 4-6)
     Rent-a-Genie, Book Two (Grade 4-6)
     Savannah Banana Loves Yellow (Grade 4-6)
     SD is for South Dakota (Grade 4-6)
     The Magic Shower Stall, Book Two (Grade 4-6)
     The Story of Cupid and Psyche (Grade 4-6)
     TN is for Tennessee (Grade 4-6)
     Tropical Rainforests (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book Two (Grade 4-6)
     Unicorns (Grade 4-6)
     VT is for Vermont (Grade 4-6)
     WA is for Washington (Grade 4-6)
     WI is for Wisconsin (Grade 4-6)
     WY is for Wyoming (Grade 4-6)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 3: Victory (Grade 5)
     Rainbows (Grade 5-6)
     Venomous Snakes (Grade 5-6)
     Watch Out! I'm Dangerous! (Grade 5-6)
     CSI: DNA Evidence (Grade 5-7)
     El Camino de la Muerte: The Road of Death (Grade 5-8)
     Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize (Grade 5-8)
     Amazing Mazes (Grade 5-8)
     Let's Eat: Unusual Foods! (Grade 5-8)
     Pizza (Grade 5-8)
     The Northern Lights (Grade 5-8)
     Famous Cemeteries in the U.S. (Grade 6-8)
     The National Toy Hall of Fame (Grade 6-8)
     Shaping the Super Bowl (Grade 7-9)


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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