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

Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans

Read and Color
            Henry Makes a Leaf
            Some Leaves
            little leaf
            Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Reading Comprehensions
     The Little Yellow Leaf (Grade 1)
     Leaf Me Alone! (Grades 1-2)
     Raking Leaves (Grades 3-4)
     The Structure of a Leaf (Grades 6-8)

Finish the Story
     The Leaf Pile (Grade 2-3)

Literature Book Units
     Why Do Leaves Change Colors? (Grades 1-3)

Read and Color Books
            My Daddy Is a Fireman
            Symbols of Easter
            It Snowed, So That is That!
            Almost Autumn
            Buzzy Bee and the Sweet Honey Tree
            Jack the Javelina
            Where is Mikey?
            Larry the Lady Lobster
            The Fairies' Gift (February 28)
            A Happy Christmas Flower
            Jumping Jackrabbits (PDF file)
            How's the Weather Up There?
            Introduction to October
            Introduction to March
            Introduction to November
            Harry the Harlequin
            It's Time for Spring!

Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
(Grades 1-2)
     Ladybug Life Cycle
     Shoots and Roots
(Grades 3-5)
     A Brachiosaurus Rain Storm
     A Hen's Homework
     A Honey of a Bee!
     A Little Camping Mystery
     A Long, Orange Finger
     A Slimy Visitor
     All Animals Need to Eat Right
     All By Myself!
     Amber Pumpkins
     An Odd Fish, the Seahorse
     Are You a Gorilla?
     Autumn Preparation
     Being Safe in a Thunderstorm
     Butterfly Life Cycle
     Carnivorous Plants?
     Cones Are Like Flowers
     Dinner with Fred
     Disc Golf Cap
     Finding Inexpensive Things to Do
     Food Webs
     From a Plant to a Pumpkin
     From a Seed to a Sunflower
     Guadalupe Mountains National Park
     Hayly the Arctic Hare
     How Many Seeds Are In Your Pumpkin?
     In Winter
     Jack and Jill Jumped up the Hill! All About Red Kangaroos
     Jamie's Dream
     Joshua Tree National Park
     Keisha Suffers from Animal Cruelty
     Keith Interviews Ana, the Imperial Amazon Parrot
     Keith Interviews Glenn Gorilla
     Lisa for President
     Lots of Boxes!
     Marco Splashes in Acid Rain
     Marcy Finds Help At School
     Michael Helps Ben at the Food Bank
     On The Night Before School Starts
     Open Wide!
     Pierce Waits in the Pumpkin Patch
     Plant Life Cycles
     Plant Parts
     Plants: Over, Under, Inside, and Out
     Rachel Interviews Aaron the Desert Locust
     Rachel Interviews Gene the Grasshopper
     Rachel Interviews Mandy
     Rachel Interviews Sylvia the Stick Bug
     Rachel Interviews Tad the Termite
     Reindeer or Caribou
     S-l-o-w Sloths
     Same Old Season?
     Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
     Snails and Slugs
     Spider or Insect?
     Spider or Insect?
     Spring Peepers
     Springtime - Outdoors Here We Come!
     Stages of Plant Growth
     Summer in the Country
     That Is One Very Hungry Caterpillar!
     The Best Vegetables in the World
     The Cycle of the Seasons
     The Fox and the Grapes
     The Goose Brigade
     The Kidneys
     The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
     The Zebra
     Tidal Pool
     Tidal Range
     Vanessa for President
     What Is a Reptile?
     Where Did My Hamburger Go?
     You Can Write a Model of This Poem
     You've Got Mail
(Grades 6-8)
     A Guatemalan Girl Gets Enough to Eat
     A One-Ton Guinea Pig in a Box!
     A Rolling Optimist or a Seated Pessimist
     A Story of Anti-Personnel Mines: Maria's Story
     Acid Rain, Go Away!
     Air Plants
     Algae, Our Oxygen Suppliers
     An Exciting Discovery: The Nag Hammadi Library
     Banana Spiders
     Carrion Flowers
     Cecropia Moths
     Centipede or Millipede?
     Choose Your Own Ending
     Comparing Centipedes and Millipedes
     Cuddly Koalas
     Dorcas Gazelles
     Emperor Penguins
     Everyday Life in Victorian England
     Extreme Fashions
     Finding the Main Idea
     Fungi - Friends or Foes?
     Grandma Tetrazzini's Noodle Heaven
     Grandparents' Cottage
     Greg Mortenson: International Peacemaker and Humanitarian, Part 1
     How Annah's Big Ears Saved the Day
     How Do Ants Build Colonies?
     How Do Bears Hibernate?
     How Do Washers and Dryers Work?
     How Does a Cell Phone Work?
     How Does a Venus Flytrap Trap Flies?
     How Does an Air Conditioner Work?
     How Does Animal Camouflage Work?
     How Does Paint Work?
     How Does Poison Ivy Work?
     How Plants Defend Themselves
     Howler Monkeys
     Howler Monkeys
     Ice Age Mammals: The Uintatherium
     Ice Age Mammals: The Woolly Rhino
     Jawahir Suffers in Somalia
     Landslides: On the Road of Destruction
     Life with a Skunk
     Luna Moths
     Memorial Flags, Part 1
     Monarchs on the Move: A Northern Migration
     Natural Disasters: Disasters or Blessings?
     Olympic Cycling
     Poison Dart Frogs
     Poisonous Plants
     Praying Mantis
     Red-Eyed Tree Frogs
     Respiratory System
     Roadkill Raptors: Turkey Vultures
     Rococo Style
     Safety Around the Campfire
     Scavenging Fun
     Sea Fireflies
     Soft Money
     Song of the Cicada
     Suffering in Somalia: Jawahir's Story
     Systems - Those Mighty, Mighty Ants!
     Talk About A Tongue!
     The Art and Sport of Dressage Horseback Riding
     The Dawn Horse, Eohippus
     The Digestive System
     The Flag in the Box
     The Great Zamboni
     The Lost Wig
     The Two Fellows and a Bear
     Valentine's Day Around the World
     Water, Water Everywhere: Furious Floods
     Wearin' of the Green
     What Is a "Tar Heel"?
     What You Can Do to Save the Earth
     Will Hobbs
     Wood Burning
(Grades 9-12)
     Seamus Heaney
     Write a Model of This Poem
     Write Free Verse

(Grades 3-5)
     The Butterfly Project

(no assigned grade level)
     Ancient Egypt - Daily Life
     Japanese Holidays
(Grades 3-5)
     Angola - Geography
     Argentina - Geography
     Brazil - Geography
     Cuba - Geography
     Jamie's week at Camp Habitat
     Jordan - Geography
     Lithuania - Geography
     Malaysia - Geography
     The Charter Oak
     Tournament of Roses Parade
(Grades 6-8)
     Ancient Greece - Olympic Games
     Canada - Geography
     Kenya - Traditions and Daily Life
     Mongolia - Culture
     Vietnam - Culture

Finish the Story
     My Story: Growing Up as a Seed (Grade 2-3)
     Follow That Squirrel (Grade 2-3)
     Pine Cone Mystery (Grade 2-3)
     A World without Trees (Grade 2-3)
     Wishing Seeds (Grade 2-3)
     Wishing Under the Canopy (Grade 2-3)
     Come Fly Away (Grade 2-4)
     The Disappearing Snowball (Grade 2-4)
     Tricia's Tropical Vacation (Grade 2-4)
     What Color Luck Do You Want? (Grade 2-4)
     Autumn Outlooks (Grade 3)
     Disappearing Apples (Grade 3)
     The Parade Float (Grade 3-4)
     Itchy Witchy and the Giant Pumpkins (Grade 3-4)
     The Corn Maze (Grade 3-4)
     Prisca and Jimitty (Grade 3-4)
     Nature's Changes (Grade 3-4)
     The Crow and the Fox (Grade 3-5)
     Bradley the Brave Country Mouse (Grade 3-6)
     Terence the Turkey Has a Plan (Grade 3-6)
     The Leprechauns' Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     Niki's Totem Animal (Grade 3-6)
     Stop that Bus! (Grade 3-6)
     Lost in the Woods (Grade 3-6)
     The Bus Stop Dilemma (Grade 3-6)
     A Lucky Find (Grade 3-6)
     Falling for School (Grade 4)
     The Barrel Racer (Grade 4-5)
     Inside the Haunted House (Grade 4-5)
     A Teddy Bear Picnic (Grade 4-5)
     Exploring the Park (Grade 4-5)
     Holiday Giving (Grade 4-5)
     A Trip to the Rainforest (Grade 4-6)
     A Different Christmas (Grade 5-6)
     Inspector Butterfly (Grade 5-6)
     A Walk in the Woods (Grade 6-8)

What Would You Do?
     Share and Share Alike (Grade 3-6)
     See a Penny, Pick it Up! (Grade 3-6)
     Is St. Patrick's Day Lucky For You? (Grade 3-6)
     Should We Run From the Big, Bad Wolf? (Grade 4-8)
     No Time for Homework (Grade 6-8)
     Trick or Treat Dilemma (Grade 9-12)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Here Comes Autumn (Grade 2)
     Clean Up! (Grades 2-3)
     Four Seasons Potluck (Grades 2-3)
     I Want to Be a Jack-O-Lantern (Grades 2-3)
     Puppies for Adoptions (Grades 2-3)
     The Quarrel (Grades 2-3)
     At the Zoo (Grades 2-4)
     Hunting for Treasure in the Rain Forest (Grades 2-4)
     Sour Grapes - A Monologue (Grades 2-4)
     The Classroom Mystery (Grades 2-4)
     The Mouse Deer: A Tale From Indonesia (Grades 2-4)
     The Pear Tree (Grades 2-4)
     Two Guys and a Really Big Bear (Grades 2-4)
     Raven and the Very Foolish Man (Grades 2-5)
     Cheng and Jian: The Story of Two Chinese Brothers (Grades 3-4)
     Ant and Chrysalis (Grades 3-5)
     Life in the African Savanna (Grades 3-5)
     Life in the Amazing and Unique Everglades (Grades 3-5)
     The Twelve Months: A Story from Russia (Grades 3-5)
     Todd and the Apple Tree (Grades 3-5)
     The Hearty Animals of the Polar Region (Grades 3-6)
     Warm, Wet, and Lush: Life in the Rain Forest (Grades 3-6)
     The Man Who Became a Caribou (Grades 3-8)
     Victor and Violet (Grade 4)
     King Sejong and His Alphabet: A Korean Tale (Grades 4-5)
     Grady Grasshopper and Archie Ant (Grades 4-6)
     School Employees Appreciation Day (Grades 4-6)
     Classroom Conduct (Grades 4-7)
     Study Skills (Grades 4-7)
     The Volcanoes - A Play About Forgiveness (Grades 5-7)
     Accepting Responsibility (Grades 6-7)
     Punctuality (Grades 6-7)
     Kids in a Cabin - a Lesson in Responsibility (Grades 6-8)

Reluctant Reader Books
     My Dog and Best Friend (Grade 1-2)
     Trick of the Clown Witch (Grade 1-2)
     The Story of an Apple (Grade 1-3)
     Dear Diary, What a Year! (Grade 2-3)
     Emperor Penguins (Grade 2-3)
     Splash of Color (Grade 2-3)
     Spring Has Sprung (Grade 2-3)
     Ladybugs! (Grade 2-4)
     Meet Bigfoot (Grade 3-4)
     P.U. Plants (Grade 3-4)
     Spiders (Grade 3-4)
     Stormy Weather (Grade 3-4)
     Watch Out! It's a Wolfsnail! (Grade 3-4)
     Your Cat's Baffling Behavior (Grade 3-4)
     Desert Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     From the Ground Up (Grade 3-5)
     Prairie Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     Temperate Forest Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     Marculus Visits Earth (Grade 3-6)
     ME is for Maine (Grade 3-6)
     Ants (Grade 4-5)
     Dry as Dust (Grade 4-5)
     Emperor Penguins (Grade 4-5)
     Eww! Being Stinky to Stay Safe (Grade 4-5)
     Justin Bieber (Grade 4-5)
     Meat Munching Plants (Grade 4-5)
     Save the Giant Pandas (Grade 4-5)
     Snakes (Grade 4-5)
     Your Dog's Baffling Behavior (Grade 4-5)
     Animal Outlaws (Grade 4-6)
     C Is For Christmas (Grade 4-6)
     CSI: Blood Clues (Grade 4-6)
     E Is for Easter (Grade 4-6)
     FL is for Florida (Grade 4-6)
     GA is for Georgia (Grade 4-6)
     IN is for Indiana (Grade 4-6)
     KS is for Kansas (Grade 4-6)
     NM is for New Mexico (Grade 4-6)
     NV is for Nevada (Grade 4-6)
     OR is for Oregon (Grade 4-6)
     Rent-a-Genie, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     Rent-a-Genie, Book Two (Grade 4-6)
     Rocky Mountain National Park Adventure (Grade 4-6)
     SD is for South Dakota (Grade 4-6)
     The Magic Shower Stall, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     The Magic Shower Stall, Book Two (Grade 4-6)
     VA is for Virginia (Grade 4-6)
     A Mythic Order Adventure (Grade 5)
     Muskoxen (Grade 5-6)
     Venomous Snakes (Grade 5-6)
     Wild and Wacky Dinosaur Facts (Grade 5-6)
     Animals on the Arctic Tundra (Grade 5-8)
     Bringing in the New Year (Grade 5-8)
     Endangered Animals (Grade 5-8)
     Gypsies (Grade 5-8)
     Let's Eat: Unusual Foods! (Grade 5-8)
     Pizza (Grade 5-8)
     Plants on the Arctic Tundra (Grade 5-8)

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