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

Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans

Read and Color
            Parts of a Plant
            Plants Bring Life to Earth
            Plant A Tree

Very Quick Readers
     From a Plant to a Pumpkin (Very Quick Reader; Grade 2-4 Readability)
     Does a Plant Have a Sweet Tooth? (Very Quick Reader; Grade 2-4 Readability)
     Do Plants Recycle? (Very Quick Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)

Short Readers
     What Do Plants Eat? (Short Reader; Grade 1-2 Readability)
     Plants on the Arctic Tundra (Short Reader; Grade 2-4 Readability)
     Plants Make Food (Short Reader; Grade 2-4 Readability)
     Plant Life Cycles (Short Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)
     Plant Parts (Short Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)
     Plant Clones (Short Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)
     Thank a Plant (Short Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)
     Plant Cells: Cells With Walls (Short Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Air Plants (Short Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)
     How Plants Defend Themselves (Short Reader; Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Plants Are Food Factories (Short Reader; Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Poisonous Plants (Short Reader; Grade 5-7 Readability)

Reading Comprehensions
     How plants reproduce (grades 5-7)
     Plants and their parts (grades 3-4)
     How plants and animals are different (grades 4-5)
     Different groups of plants (grades 5-7)
     Living Near a Nuclear Power Plant (Grades 1-3)
     Comparing Plants and Animals (Grades 2-3)
     What Would We Eat Without Plants? (Grades 2-3)
     Jake and Jackie Plant a Tree (Grades 2-3)
     Planting a Flower Bed (Grades 3-4)
     Planting a Vegetable Garden (Grades 3-4)
     House Plants (Grades 3-4)
     Stages of Plant Growth (Grades 3-5)
     Plants, Animals, or Everything (Grades 3-5)
     Carnivorous Plants? (Grades 4-5)
     Jake and Jackie Learn about Poisonous Plants (Grades 4-5)
     Neighbors Living Near a Nuclear Power Plant (Grades 4-6)
     Plant Basics (Grades 5-7)
     Planting a Garden (Grades 5-7)
     Plant vs. Animal (Grades 5-8)
     How Do People Protect Plants and Animals? (Grades 6-7)
     Meat Eating Plants (Grades 6-8)
     Plant Parts (Grades 6-8)
     Plant Adaptations (Grades 6-8)
     Characteristics of Seed Plants (Grades 6-8)
     Mayan Planting Techniques (Grades 6-8)
     Plant Behaviors and Evolution (Grades 6-8)
     The Plant Kingdom (Grades 6-8)
     How Do Geothermal Power Plants Make Electricity? (Grades 6-8)
     Plant Adaptations (Grades 6-8)
     Plant Parts (Grades 6-8)
     Characteristics of Seed Plants (Grades 6-8)
     Desert Plants (Grades 7-8)
     Aquatic Plants (Grades 7-8)
     Rainforest Plants (Grades 8-9)

Reluctant Reader Books
     P.U. Plants (Grade 3-4)
     Meat Munching Plants (Grade 4-5)
     Plants on the Arctic Tundra (Grade 5-8)

Literature Book Units
     The Return of the Plant That Ate Dirty Socks (Grades 2-4)

Read and Color Books
            The Roadrunner: Designed for the Desert
            What is Spring?
            One Hundred Days of School
            Spring on the Jones Farm
            From Pumpkin to Jack-O-Lantern
            The Quail Has Quite a Family
            Counting Bats
            Farmer Fuller's Fig Farm
            A Surprise at the Dentist's Office (June 2)
            A Fairy Celebration (June 23)
            A Funny Fever (March 20)
            A Little Help for Sam (April 8)
            A Happy Christmas Flower
            The Shortest Day of the Year (December)
            Groundhog Day Read and Color
            Some Dinosaurs
            The Mean Queen
            Clyde of the Desert
            Gray Wolf's Guide to the Grasslands
            Poppy's Petunias
            Tundra Tales

Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
Daily Themes
(Grades 1-2)
     A Magic Place
     Apple Heads
     Farmer John
     Gina's Father
     Ginger's Visit to the Vet
     Grampa and Ben
     Penny's Parade
     Pumpkin Party
     The Bugs' Plan
     The Reason Flag
     Three Trees
     When Can We Eat Beans?
(Grades 3-5)
     "The Georgia Peach"
     A Frog's Eye View
     A Little Boy’s Garden
     A Trip to the Dairy Farm
     Andy's Top
     Camping Trip Cancelled
     Give Peace a Chance
     Happy Spring Japan!
     How Sweet It Is
     Let's Pick Blueberries!
     McKayla 1, Weeds 1
     Never-ending Ideas
     Pass the Ketchup
     Queen of Light
     We Knead Bread
     What in the World?

(Grades 1-2)
     A Day on the Farm
     A New Kind of Farm
     A Pilgrim Child's Life
     An Apple Grows in Washington
     Aunt Tilly's Garden
     Buzzing Bee
     Cary Had a Pumpkin Patch
     Catch a Canary
     Come to the Reef
     Dinosaur Hunters - Ankylosaurus
     Earth Day Art
     Garbage Garden
     Grandma's Garden
     How the Rattlesnake Got Its Poison
     My Eyes
     Poison Ivy
     Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
     Save Our Trees
     Spring Surprise
     The Calli Cat
     The Easter Present
     The Stick Bug
     The Wetlands
     What Is Tobacco?
     Why Did I Do That?
(Grades 3-5)
     A Coral Reef
     A Good Day for a Nature Walk
     A Honey of a Bee!
     A New Life
     A Slimy Visitor
     An E-mail from Charlie Cloud
     An E-mail from Dharma the Dust Storm
     An E-mail from Randy Raindrop
     An E-mail from William Weather
     Are You a Scientist?
     Biff for President
     Big Bend National Park
     Big Groups, Little Groups
     Big, Black Blizzards!
     Birds and Beaks
     Can a Snapping Turtle Snap?
     Carmen the Camarasaurus Gets Her Wish
     Cones Are Like Flowers
     Dr. Dinosaur's Question
     Duckling Summer
     Fancy Writing and Other Islamic Art
     Fran the Fish Sees a Pink Surprise
     From the Cow to the Carton: How Milk Gets to You
     Gary for President
     Helping - Be a Good Helper
     Henry Hardy's Rampaging Pumpkin
     How Humans Can Affect Weather
     How Machines Affect Our Lives
     How the Water Beetle Made Land
     Hungry, Hungry, Hippos
     I Am an Immigrant
     In Bed
     Let Your Fingers Do the Marching
     Lisa for President
     Malcolm Finds a Home in Brazil
     Marco Splashes in Acid Rain
     Marie's Race
     Martina the Praying Mantis
     Meet Dr. Dinosaur!
     Mirtala from Guatemala Gets Enough to Eat
     My Hands Aren't Dirty
     Nature - Enjoy It, Care for It
     Pan Gu Created The Sky and Earth
     Paulo's Forest
     Pictures in Rocks
     Rachel Interviews Gene the Grasshopper
     Rachel Interviews Lorna the Ladybug
     Rachel Interviews Molly the Mosquito
     Rachel Interviews Wendy the Water Strider
     Rainforest at Night
     Rainforest in Daylight
     Riders in Red
     Save Our Wetlands
     Shining Sea, Come Back
     The Addax
     The Animals' Purpose (A Creek Legend)
     The Arctic Tundra
     The Arizona Desert
     The Day Ash Fell
     The Forest Floor
     The Horrid Three-Horned Face
     The Night the Sky Cracked
     The Pueblo
     The Red Maple Spreads Its Wings
     The Sioux
     The Ute
     Tidal Pool
     Timmy the Tractor
     Wendy's World- Barter and Trade
     Wendy's World- Monuments
     Wendy's World- Natural Resources
     Wendy's World- Our Family Tree
     Wendy's World- The High Price of Gasoline
     Westward Ho
     What Animals Do When They're Afraid
     What Can I Do?
     What Comes From Corn?
     What Do Germs Do?
     What's My Job?
     Why Save the Rainforests?
     Woodlands Indians
     ~NAME0~ the Yellow-billed Cuckoo

(Grades 1-2)
     Moose Cottage
     Sandbox Adventure
     The Bee and the Ladybug
     The Winter Spring Garden

(Grades 3-5)
     Brazil - Geography
     Croatia - Geography
     Fiji - Geography
     Greece - Geography
     India - Geography
     Jamie's week at Camp Habitat
     Jordan - Geography
     Kenya - Geography
     Mesa Verde
     Norway - Geography
     The Eruption of Mount St. Helens
     Turkey - Geography
     Vietnam - Geography
     Yellowstone National Park

Finish the Story
     Buying a Farm (Grade 2-3)
     A World without Trees (Grade 2-3)
     Wishing Under the Canopy (Grade 2-3)
     Too Hungry to Help? (Grade 2-4)
     A Froggy Surprise (Grade 2-4)
     Disappearing Apples (Grade 3)
     A Super Year for Superheroes (Grade 3-4)
     Excuse Me, Mr. Dinosaur (Grade 3-4)
     National Park Hawk (Grade 3-4)
     Spring Season (Grade 3-4)
     Itchy Witchy and the Giant Pumpkins (Grade 3-4)
     Jumping Jack (Grade 3-4)
     Prisca and Jimitty (Grade 3-4)
     So Many Kinds of Scientists! (Grade 3-5)
     Jacqueline and the Cornstalk (Grade 3-5)
     Snowflake Fairies (Grade 3-6)
     Paul and Paula's Pumpkin Puzzle (Grade 3-6)
     The Pine Cone Design (Grade 3-6)
     Niki's Totem Animal (Grade 3-6)
     Lacey's Recycling Contest (Grade 3-6)
     Megan Bakes Zucchini Bread (Grade 3-6)
     Another Day on the Farm (Grade 3-6)
     What If The Dinosaurs Came Back? (Grade 3-6)
     Easter Cleaning (Grade 4-5)
     Mom's Choice (Grade 4-6)
     Save the Animals (Grade 4-6)
     Martha Manatee Hears a Roar! (Grade 4-6)
     A Trip to the Rainforest (Grade 4-6)
     The Legend (Grade 5-6)
     Inspector Butterfly (Grade 5-6)
     Grandma and Grandpa's Farm (Grade 6-8)

What Would You Do?
     Saving for the Summer (Grade 3-5)
     Jonathon Finds Two Feathers (Grade 3-6)
     Winter Woes (Grade 3-6)
     A Polar Regions Adventure (Grade 4-6)
     If I Were First Lady (Grade 4-6)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Can You Guess the Job? (Grades 1-2)
     What's a Family Tree? (Grades 1-2)
     Yippee! School's Out! (Grades 1-3)
     Won't You Like Us? (Grade 2)
     I'm Bored with School! (Grades 2-3)
     Mr. Bear and His Grapes: An African-American Tale (Grades 2-3)
     The Quarrel (Grades 2-3)
     Big Turtle: A Native American Story (Grades 2-4)
     Busy Bees: Life in a Honeybee Hive (Grades 2-4)
     Hunting for Treasure in the Rain Forest (Grades 2-4)
     The Pear Tree (Grades 2-4)
     A Variety of Jobs (Grades 3-4)
     Living in the Sahara Desert (Grades 3-4)
     Maui Tames the Sun: A Hawaiian Legend (Grades 3-4)
     The Tale of Tafari: How Spiders Learned to Weave (Grades 3-4)
     Life in the Amazing and Unique Everglades (Grades 3-5)
     The Origin of Disease and Medicine: A Cherokee Myth (Grades 3-5)
     The Hearty Animals of the Polar Region (Grades 3-6)
     Gold for the Clever Man: A Tale from India (Grades 4-5)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Mike Visits a Beach (Grade 1-3)
     The Story of an Apple (Grade 1-3)
     A Message from Fluffy (Grade 2-3)
     Giant Pandas (Grade 2-3)
     Make Me a Mummy (Grade 2-3)
     Ladybugs! (Grade 2-4)
     Give the Earth a Hand! (Grade 3-4)
     Spiders (Grade 3-4)
     Stormy Weather (Grade 3-4)
     Watch Out! It's a Wolfsnail! (Grade 3-4)
     Weird and Wonderful You! Book #2 (Grade 3-4)
     Desert Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     From the Ground Up (Grade 3-5)
     HI is for Hawaii (Grade 3-5)
     Ocean Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     Prairie Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     S Is For St. Patrick (Grade 3-5)
     Smoke Jumpers (Grade 3-5)
     Temperate Forest Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     Marculus Gets Another Pet (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Visits Earth (Grade 3-6)
     RI is for Rhode Island (Grade 3-6)
     The Big Prize (Grade 3-6)
     Amazing Sharks (Grade 4-5)
     Busting Bad Luck Myths (Grade 4-5)
     Dry as Dust (Grade 4-5)
     Save the Giant Pandas (Grade 4-5)
     Ten Fascinating Facts About Bats (Grade 4-5)
     The Making of a Mummy (Grade 4-5)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Snakebite (Grade 4-5)
     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)
     CT is for Connecticut (Grade 4-6)
     E Is for Easter (Grade 4-6)
     GA is for Georgia (Grade 4-6)
     History of Country Music (Grade 4-6)
     How About a Corn Snake for a Pet? (Grade 4-6)
     IA is for Iowa (Grade 4-6)
     IN is for Indiana (Grade 4-6)
     KY is for Kentucky (Grade 4-6)
     Machu Picchu: The City in the Clouds (Grade 4-6)
     May Day (Grade 4-6)
     MD is for Maryland (Grade 4-6)
     MI is for Michigan (Grade 4-6)
     NC is for North Carolina (Grade 4-6)
     NE is for Nebraska (Grade 4-6)
     OK is for Oklahoma (Grade 4-6)
     SC is for South Carolina (Grade 4-6)
     T Is for Thanksgiving (Grade 4-6)
     The Magic Shower Stall, Book Two (Grade 4-6)
     TN is for Tennessee (Grade 4-6)
     Tropical Rainforests (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book Three (Grade 4-6)
     UT is for Utah (Grade 4-6)
     VT is for Vermont (Grade 4-6)
     WI is for Wisconsin (Grade 4-6)
     WV is for West Virginia (Grade 4-6)
     WY is for Wyoming (Grade 4-6)
     Amazing Spiders (Grade 5-6)
     CSI: Careers in Forensics (Grade 5-7)
     Fossils From Bone Cabin Quarry, 1898 (Grade 5-7)
     Snowmobiles (Grade 5-7)
     Amazing Mazes (Grade 5-8)
     Animals on the Arctic Tundra (Grade 5-8)
     Crop Circles (Grade 6-8)

More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets

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Sight Words
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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

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Reading Skills
English Language Arts

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