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

Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans

Short Readers
     Humor - The Power of Humor (Short Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)
     Earth Hour Power (Short Reader; Grade 4-5 Readability)
     Nancy Pelosi, Lady of Power (Short Reader; Grade 6-8 Readability)

Reading Comprehensions
     Living Near a Nuclear Power Plant (Grades 1-3)
     Water Power (Grades 2-3)
     The Power of Music (Grades 2-3)
     Battery Power (Grade 3)
     Neighbors Living Near a Nuclear Power Plant (Grades 4-6)
     Brain Power (Grades 5-7)
     The Powers of the Judicial Branch (Grades 6-8)
     The Powers of the Legislative Branch (Grades 6-8)
     Steam Power (Grades 6-8)
     How Do Geothermal Power Plants Make Electricity? (Grades 6-8)
     The Power of Sound (Grades 6-8)
     Volcanoes and the Power of Three (Grades 7-8)
     The Power of the President (Grades 9-12)
     The Powers of Congress (Grades 9-12)

Literature Book Units
     The Higher Power of Lucky (Grades 4-7)

Read and Color Books
            Going Up? The Invention of the Elevator
            The Golden Door: Ellis Island
            Harry the Harlequin

Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
(Grades 1-2)
     Twinkle, Twinkle
(Grades 3-5)
     A Teddy Bear's Wish
     Alvaro's Kidnapping: A Crime in Colombia
     Andrew Jackson
     Anne Frank's Diary
     Being Safe in a Thunderstorm
     Bicycles: Riding Out In The Open
     Chemistry by the Numbers: Acids and Bases
     Disappearing Act - The Anasazi, Part 4
     Goodness Gracious, Great Bolts of Lightning!
     Let There Be Light
     Liz Overcomes Homelessness in America
     Marco Splashes in Acid Rain
     Mikhail's Story: Change in Armenia
     Pretending - Oh, the Places We Go
     Ready, Set, Skate! Olympic Speed Skating
     Saida Goes to School in Afghanistan
     The Gentle Manatee
     The Great Pyramid
     The Thunderbird
     The Wonderful Wind
     What Makes Wind?
(Grades 6-8)
     2002 Winter Olympics
     2008 Election Issues
     A Dream Job
     A One-Ton Guinea Pig in a Box!
     Acid Rain, Go Away!
     Alternative Energy Sources
     An Afghan Girl Goes to School
     An Afghan Girl Goes to School
     Beginning of the Darfur Conflict
     Bill Cosby Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
     Biopower - the Answer to the Oil Shortage?
     Can You Eat a Rainbow?
     Children of Japanese Relocation Camps
     Chilling Out with Ice Sculptures
     Coal Mining
     Conflict Over the Three Gorges Dam
     Council of Economic Advisers
     Cultural Casualties of War
     Eructation-What is a Burp?
     Feel Full on Fewer Calories
     G8 Summit 2001
     Geothermal Energy
     Going to Work in the 1800s
     Home Inventions
     Homelessness in America
     How a Bicycle Works
     How Do Batteries Work?
     How Do Electric Eels Produce Electricity?
     How Do Hydroelectric Dams Work?
     How Do Jellyfish Move?
     How Do Light Bulbs Work?
     How Do Pacemakers Work?
     How Do People Protect Plants and Animals?
     How Do Solar Cells Work?
     How Do Submarines Work?
     How Do Twisty Light Bulbs Work?
     How Do Windmills Produce Energy?
     How Does a Cable Car Work?
     How Does a Canoe Work?
     How Does a Cell Phone Work?
     How Does a Kite Work?
     How Does a Nor'easter Work?
     How Does a Parasail Work?
     How Does a Submarine Work?
     How Does an Escalator Work?
     How to Play Checkers
     How Windmills Work
     Hybrid Cars Update
     Hybrid Cars
     Ingenuity: A Windmill for a Village
     Jean Studies for his Citizenship Test, Part 1
     Jean Studies for his Citizenship Test, Part 3
     Kid Inventors
     Leader of the Free World
     Live Earth Concert 2007
     Machines for the Industrial Revolution
     Military Air Forces
     My New Red Shoes
     Natural Disasters: Disasters or Blessings?
     New Horizons Mission to Pluto
     Niagara Falls
     Nuclear Testing in North Korea
     Olympic Cycling
     Perspective - From A Bird's Eye View
     Polar Bears and Global Warming
     Pompey the Great
     Poverty in America
     Presidential Travel
     Reform in Armenia: Mikhail's Story
     Ryan Says, "Clean Water for All!"
     Savannah, Georgia: A City of Firsts
     Secretary of Energy
     Sharon Draper
     Sinclair Lewis
     Social Sciences
     Soft Money
     Stardust Mission
     Storm Chasers
     The "Witches" of Salem, Massachusetts: Part 1
     The 1993 Storm of the Century
     The Chartist Movement
     The Cree
     The Fast and Fearless Life of a Jockey
     The Golden Touch of Goldsmithing
     The Grand Old Party
     The Grand Ole Opry of Nashville, Tennessee
     The Greeks: Masters of Invention, Part 2
     The London Underground
     The Magic Present
     The Mystery of the Fifth Window, Part One
     The Nutrition of a "Picky-Eater" Toddler
     The Reign of Terror
     The War of Spanish Succession
     Tidal Energy
     Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too
     Train Bombing in Madrid
     Using Technology to Study Lightning
     War in Afghanistan
     Water Skis
     Whaling Controversy
     What Are Hurricanes?
     What Can You Do About Global Warming?
     What Is a Hearing Aid?
     What Is Christian Science?
     What Is Electricity?
     What Is Embroidery?
     What Makes a Plane Fly?
     What Makes You a Good Citizen?
     Why Do We Have Earth Day?
     Wind Farms
(Grades 9-12)
     Ambrose Bierce
     Ambrose Bierce
     Ambrose Bierce
     Ernest J. Gaines
     Fighting For Their Livelihoods-Labor Wars of the 1890s
     Fort Snelling, Minnesota
     How Does a Microwave Oven Work?
     Hurricane Katrina, August 2005
     Kate Thompson
     Olive Ann Burns
     On The Road With Alice Ramsey
     Pharaoh Ramses II
     Robert Lipsyte
     Roger Williams: Founder of Providence, Rhode Island
     Silent Night: The Christmas Truce of World War I
     The Ave Maria Grotto: "The Scenic Shrine of the South"
     The Brain
     The Brooks and Baxter War
     The Romans in Britain: Hadrian's Wall

(no assigned grade level)
     Ancient Egypt - History
(Grades 3-5)
     Ireland - Geography
     Nicaragua - Geography
     Norway - Geography
(Grades 6-8)
     Armenia - History
     Bulgaria - Culture
     Delaware - The Early History
     France - History
     Hungary - History
     India - History
     Lithuania - History
     Mongolia - History
     Norway - History
     Smoky Mountains
     South Africa - History
     Spain - History
     Turkey - History
     Ukraine - History
     Vatican - History
     Vietnam - Culture
(Grades 9-12)
     Ancient Greece - History
     Chile - History
     Cote d'Ivoire - History
     Cuba - History
     Germany - History
     Guyana - History
     Indonesia - History
     Panama - History
     Paraguay - History
     Russia - History
     Thailand - History

Finish the Story
     Can Fire Strike Twice? (Grade 3-4)
     Journey into the Human Body (Grade 3-6)
     The Superheroes Clean up the Earth (Grade 4-6)
     Zip and Zing Take a Vacation (Grade 4-6)
     Mousetrap (Grade 4-6)

What Would You Do?
     A Tacky Situation (Grade 3-6)
     Transport Yourself Into the Future (Grade 7-9)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     All About Mardi Gras (Grades 3-4)
     Maui Tames the Sun: A Hawaiian Legend (Grades 3-4)
     Life in the African Savanna (Grades 3-5)
     Gold for the Clever Man: A Tale from India (Grades 4-5)
     The Lake of Miracles: An Incan Legend (Grades 4-6)
     How to Handle a Theft (Grades 4-7)
     Rising to a Challenge (Grades 4-7)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Earth Hour Sleepover (Grade 2-3)
     Room 127: Alex's X-Ray Vision (Grade 3-4)
     Room 127: Jack Jumps (Story #3) (Grade 3-4)
     All-Terrain Vehicles (Grade 3-5)
     How a Bicycle Works (Grade 3-5)
     Weird Earth Sayings (Grade 3-6)
     Awesome Inventions (Grade 4-5)
     Military Machines (Grade 4-5)
     The Magic in Room 127: Isabella's Story (Grade 4-5)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Snakebite (Grade 4-5)
     Anne Frank (Grade 4-6)
     CT is for Connecticut (Grade 4-6)
     Dog Mushing (Grade 4-6)
     ID is for Idaho (Grade 4-6)
     Motorcycles (Grade 4-6)
     NC is for North Carolina (Grade 4-6)
     SC is for South Carolina (Grade 4-6)
     So You Want to be a Superhero (Grade 4-6)
     Storm Chasers: Into the Storm (Grade 4-6)
     The Giants of Easter Island (Grade 4-6)
     TX is for Texas (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book Three (Grade 4-6)
     Unicorns (Grade 4-6)
     WV is for West Virginia (Grade 4-6)
     A Mythic Order Adventure (Grade 5)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 1 (Grade 5)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 2: The Escape (Grade 5)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 3: Victory (Grade 5)
     Jennifer Hudson (Grade 5-6)
     Vampires (Grade 5-6)
     Welcome Aboard Air Force One (Grade 5-6)
     Snowmobiles (Grade 5-7)
     What's Behind the Mask? (Grade 5-7)
     Endangered Animals (Grade 5-8)
     Frisbees (Grade 5-8)
     Gypsies (Grade 5-8)
     Let's Go Riding: Snowmobile Fun! (Grade 5-8)
     Haiti Then and Now (Grade 6-7)
     Stories from the Bermuda Triangle: Flight 19 (Grade 6-7)
     The Bermuda Triangle (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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