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

Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans

Sharing Sheriff
            The Sharing Sheriff

Very Quick Readers
     Sharing - Should You Share Everything? (Very Quick Reader; Grade 2-4 Readability)

Reading Comprehensions
     Shelli Thinks About Sharing on a Submarine (Grade 3)
     Sharing Ramadan (Grades 3-5)
     Casey and Marie Share a Room (Grades 5-8)

What Would You Do?
     Sheila's Sharing Day: Truth or Consequences? (Grade 2-4)
     Share and Share Alike (Grade 3-6)
     To Share, or Not to Share? (Grade 3-6)
     The Problem with Sharing (Grade 6-8)

Read and Color Books
            The Roadrunner: Designed for the Desert
            What is Friendship? (PDF file)
            The Little Insect
            A Funny Kind of Bean (April 22)
            Sam Takes a Silly Walk (March 7)
            A Tale of Tails (October 2)
            What Kind of Nut Are You? (October 22)
            Jack's Delicious Rocks (November 4)
            Baking Bread

Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
(Grades 1-2)
     A Pilgrim Child's Life
     Sensory Poetry
(Grades 3-5)
     A Bit of Doggerel
     A Kid's Best Friend
     A Letter from Laysan
     A Most Excellent Esophagus
     A Tale of Two Grandmas
     Abby's Choice
     America's Library
     Ann McGovern
     Apples Aren't Always Red
     Being Angry
     Big Bend National Park
     Dealing with High Pressure to Achieve
     Donald's Tale of the Coral Reefs
     Dr. Seuss
     Earth Day's Founding Father
     Easter Brunch
     Far Away Friends
     Friendship - What Is a Friend?
     Fruitcake -- A Sweet Christmas Treat
     Gerald McDermott: Tale Spinner
     Grandma Cannot Do Cartwheels Anymore
     Grandpa's Hearing Aids
     Helping - Be a Good Helper
     Job Lost and Found
     Keith Interviews Chad, the Blue Whale
     Kids Konnected
     Laura Helps the Street Children of Ecuador
     Making a Calendar
     Making a Calendar
     Making a Difference in Faraway Lands
     Marcy Finds Help At School
     Molly the Cuttlefish
     Moving Day for Monica
     National Night Out
     Paratrooper, Part 2 - Behind Enemy Lines
     Rachel Interviews Baron the Brine Fly
     Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
     Sweet Revenge
     That Makes Cents!
     The Great Chocolate Cake Compromise
     The Library Card Adventure
     The Mammal Behind the Mask
     The Runaway Gingerbread Cookie Mystery
     The Sun and the Seasons
     What are They Doing to My Food?
     What Is a Reptile?
     What Is Geography?
     Why Do Wolves Howl?
     You Can Write a Model of This Poem
     Zach and His Little Red Wagon
(Grades 6-8)
     You Tube Begins
     A Back That's Strong: Working for a Living in the 1890s, Part 1
     A Little Mountain Escape
     A Mistake That Worked
     A Story of Anti-Personnel Mines: Maria's Story
     Al Gore Wins the Nobel Peace Prize
     Alex Flinn
     Ally Carter
     America's New Year Celebration: The Tournament of Roses
     An Unstable Fourth, Part 3
     Annie Wignall's Care Bags
     Atoms and Matter
     Barbara Park
     Best Friends Animal Society
     Betsy Ross
     Bird Flu
     Building a Better Mousetrap, Part 1
     Caroline B. Cooney
     Children in the White House
     Children in the White House
     Children in the White House
     Children of Japanese Relocation Camps
     Chilling Out with Ice Sculptures
     City Life
     Community - A Place to Belong
     Coral Reefs: Donald's Tale
     Craters of the Moon National Monument
     Cuddly Koalas
     Danny, Betsy, and Turkeys 4 America
     Dealing With Losing a Parent
     Diego and His Parents Learn to Deal
     Dining Out on a Budget
     Discovery - Digging for Knowledge
     Do Not Stand Idly By
     Drought in Zambia
     Endangered Animals!
     Entertainment - Relax a Little
     Explore Fun Facts about the United States
     Freedom's Journal
     Generations - Who's Who in Your Family?
     Gennifer Choldenko
     Greeting Cards and More
     Greg Mortenson: International Peacemaker and Humanitarian, Part 2
     Greg Mortenson: International Peacemaker and Humanitarian, Part 3
     Inaugural Balls
     Jake and Jackie Learn about Etiquette, Part 2
     Jake and Jackie Organize Their Own Olympics
     Johannes Kepler and the Mystery of Six-Cornered Snowflakes
     John Coy
     Karen Cushman
     Kid Inventors
     Lanny Barnes, U.S. Biathlete
     Leader of the Free World
     Let's Get Things Started
     Life in the English Countryside
     Live Earth Concert 2007
     Markus Zusak
     Michael Scott
     Minimum Wage in Germany
     Mystery of the Brilliant Student
     Niagara Falls
     Nicole's Story: Dealing with Scoliosis
     Olympic Swimming: Katie Hoff and Michael Phelps
     Our Summer Visitor
     Owls: Skillful Hunters
     Paul Fleischman
     Polar Regions
     Pump Up Your Reading
     Reading a Menu
     Robert Newton Peck
     Roger Lancelyn Green
     Romania: The Story of Irgiz and the Abandoned Children
     September 11 Memorials
     Speech of Promise
     Steve Irwin Killed by Stingray
     Strange (Founding Fathers) Bedfellows
     The Art and Sport of Dressage Horseback Riding
     The Case of the Disappearing Bats
     The Celebration Continues
     The Easter Lily
     The Mysterious Renoir Thief
     The Mystery of the Fifth Window, Part One
     The Mystery of the Hidden Photograph, Part One
     The Mystery of the Hidden Photograph, Part Three
     The Mystery of the Multiplying Chocolates
     The Mystery of the Multiplying Chocolates
     The North Wind and the Sun
     The Prairie Schooner, AKA the Covered Wagon
     The Ride of a Lifetime: Equestrian Vaulting
     Thomas Ponders Genetically Engineered Food
     Three R's to Help the Earth
     Urban Planning
     Urban Planning
     Valentine's Day Around the World
     Velma Bronn Johnston - Wild Horse Annie
     Vinotok: The Burning of the Grump
     What Is a FICO Score and Why Does It Matter?
     What Is an Invertebrate Animal?
     What Is Meteorology?
     What Is NASA?
     What to Do When Friends Disagree
     When Friends Gossip
     Where Have the Bats Gone?
     Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge? The Emily W. Roebling Story
     Write a Bio Poem
     Yoshiko Uchida
     Zizou Corder: A Mother-Daughter Team
     Zlata Filipovic
(Grades 9-12)
     A Brief History of Letter Writing
     A Dream Come True: ICODA
     Grace Abbott: Child Labor Activist
     Hawaiian Etiquette
     Ishmael Beah
     Janet Bode
     Ray Bradbury
     Robert Cormier
     Ron Jones
     Sharon Creech
     Silent Night: The Christmas Truce of World War I
     The "Maine" Reason to Pick Your Teeth
     The Merci Train
     The Friendship Train
     Write a Portrait Poem

(Grades 3-5)
     Amish Barn-raising
     Dinner Out
     Thanksgiving Program
     The Butterfly Project

(no assigned grade level)
(Grades 3-5)
     Kenya - Geography
     Malaysia - Geography
     Norway - Geography
     Pakistan - Geography
     The Northern Utes
     Yellowstone National Park
(Grades 6-8)
     Canada - Geography
     France - History
     Ireland - Celts
     Lithuania - History
     Peru - History
     Venezuela - Culture: Teresa de la Parra
(Grades 9-12)
     Vietnam - History

Finish the Story
     Loose Tooth! (Grade 1-2)
     The Easter Hat (Grade 1-3)
     Pine Cone Mystery (Grade 2-3)
     It Is Art! (Grade 2-3)
     Advertising Mom (Grade 2-4)
     Too Hungry to Help? (Grade 2-4)
     Tricia's Tropical Vacation (Grade 2-4)
     Can Fire Strike Twice? (Grade 3-4)
     A World of Bikes (Grade 3-4)
     Good Luck or Bad? (Grade 3-4)
     Counting Penguins (Grade 3-4)
     Save the Music (Grade 3-4)
     Cat Inspired (Grade 3-4)
     Wishful Thinking (Grade 3-4)
     Super Grandparents (Grade 3-4)
     We the People (Grade 3-4)
     Minchin's King Cake (Grade 3-4)
     The New Class Clown (The Monkey and the Camel) (Grade 3-5)
     One Hundred Everything (Grade 3-5)
     Eye See You! (Grade 3-5)
     Snowflake Fairies (Grade 3-6)
     The Leprechauns' Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     An Adventure in Time (Grade 3-6)
     The Bus Ride (Grade 3-6)
     A New Land (Grade 3-6)
     The Flag of Freedom (Grade 3-6)
     New School (Grade 4)
     My Friend Chris (Grade 4-5)
     The Secret of Gingerbread (Grade 4-5)
     Cinco de Mayo Mistake (Grade 4-5)
     Tonka's Special Christmas (Grade 4-6)
     A Smokeless World (Grade 4-6)
     The Legend (Grade 5-6)
     Rhyme or Reason (Grade 5-6)
     The Dump (Grade 6-8)
     It's Not My Cigarette! (Grade 6-8)

What Would You Do?
     That's What Friends Are For (Grade 3-5)
     Get Your Own Idea (Grade 3-5)
     To Tell or Not? (Grade 3-5)
     Your Secret Is Safe with Me--Maybe! (Grade 3-6)
     Susan's Secret (Grade 3-6)
     What Does the American Flag Mean to You? (Grade 3-6)
     New Neighbor Blues (Grade 3-6)
     An Extra Circus Ticket (Grade 4-5)
     The Hungry Lawnmower (Grade 4-6)
     An Awkward Ride (Grade 4-6)
     To Call or Not to Call (Grade 4-6)
     Stereotype or Prejudice? (Grade 5-8)
     How Could She? (Grade 6-8)
     Let Me See That (Grade 6-8)
     Oh, No! Not Reply All! (Grade 6-9)
     Transport Yourself Into the Future (Grade 7-9)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Who is Responsible? (Grades 1-2)
     Apples for Everyone! (Grades 1-3)
     Hats for Everyone (Grades 1-3)
     Netiquette Nelly Saves the Day (Grades 1-3)
     Nutty Ned (Grades 1-3)
     What Not To Do (Grades 1-3)
     All About Calendars (Grades 2-3)
     Four Seasons Potluck (Grades 2-3)
     A New House (Grades 2-4)
     How Raven Got the Sun: A Native American Legend (Grades 2-4)
     The Pear Tree (Grades 2-4)
     Friends and Feelings (Grades 3-4)
     Maui Tames the Sun: A Hawaiian Legend (Grades 3-4)
     The Story of the Stone Lion (Grades 3-4)
     Why Bats Fly at Night: A Story from Laos (Grades 3-4)
     The North Wind and the Sun Compete (Grades 3-5)
     The Old Woman and Her Bear (Grades 3-5)
     The Donkey's Tale (Grades 3-6)
     Warm, Wet, and Lush: Life in the Rain Forest (Grades 3-6)
     Learning in Class (Grade 4)
     The Good Couple and Their Bad Neighbors (Grades 4-5)
     Grady Grasshopper and Archie Ant (Grades 4-6)
     The Gift of Gold (Grades 4-6)
     Classroom Conduct (Grades 4-7)
     Question Mark Seeks Answers about Presidential Inaugurations (Grades 5-7)
     Punctuality (Grades 6-7)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Eating Through the Week (Grade 1-2)
     Time to Learn (Grade 1-3)
     If I Lived at the White House... (Grade 2-3)
     Magnificent Mackinac (Grade 2-3)
     Please, Louise! (Grade 2-3)
     Stu and Sally Stingray (Grade 2-4)
     Chang's Chinese New Year (Grade 3-4)
     Oil in the Gulf (Grade 3-4)
     Peace with Pizza (Grade 3-4)
     Percy the Penguin (Grade 3-4)
     Room 127: Alex's X-Ray Vision (Grade 3-4)
     Room 127: Freddie Can Fly! (Story #2) (Grade 3-4)
     Collecting For a Collection (Grade 3-5)
     Desert Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     Dylan and Cole Sprouse (Grade 3-5)
     Groundhog Day: The History and the Holiday (Grade 3-5)
     The Hummingbird That Lost Its Hum (Grade 3-5)
     Types of Auto Racing (Grade 3-5)
     Joey Roo and Something New (Grade 3-6)
     The Big Prize (Grade 3-6)
     Meet Me in Miami: My Trip to Super Bowl XLIV (Grade 3-12)
     Big, Bigger, and Biggest Animals (Grade 4-5)
     Early Years of a Leader (Grade 4-5)
     Home Sweet Home: Wild and Wacky Houses around the World (Grade 4-5)
     How to Have a Green New Year's Eve (Grade 4-5)
     Meet Dave the Bug Eater (Grade 4-5)
     Mike and the Legend of St. Valentine (Grade 4-5)
     Shaquille O'Neal (Grade 4-5)
     The Myth of the Man-eating Monster (Grade 4-5)
     You and Your Favorite Color (Grade 4-5)
     Anne Frank (Grade 4-6)
     AR is for Arkansas (Grade 4-6)
     Cameras (Grade 4-6)
     Crime Scene Investigation (Grade 4-6)
     Gooaalllll! (Grade 4-6)
     How to Lose Friends and Annoy People (Grade 4-6)
     ID is for Idaho (Grade 4-6)
     OR is for Oregon (Grade 4-6)
     Rent-a-Genie, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     Savannah Banana Loves Yellow (Grade 4-6)
     Soccer History by Mail (Grade 4-6)
     Storm Chasers: Into the Storm (Grade 4-6)
     The History of Pop Music (Grade 4-6)
     Tropical Rainforests (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     WY is for Wyoming (Grade 4-6)
     The ABCs of Geometry (Grade 4-7)
     Pirate Ships and Pirate Crews (Grade 4-8)
     Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King! (Grade 5-6)
     Level Up: The Making of a Video Game (Grade 5-7)
     Science Solves Video Games (Grade 5-7)
     Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize (Grade 5-8)
     Chichén Itzá (Grade 5-8)
     Famous Pirates (Grade 5-8)
     Gypsies (Grade 5-8)
     Plants on the Arctic Tundra (Grade 5-8)
     From Teenager to Teen Idol: Taylor Swift (Grade 6-8)

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Earth Day
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Following Directions
Cursive Writing
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All About Me

First Grade
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Main Idea
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Crossword Puzzles
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