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

Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans


Valentine's Day Activities
            "High in the Sky" Valentine Centerpiece

Read and Color
            Mystery in the Sky

Don't Use Drugs Bulletin Board
            "The Sky's the Limit..." Bulletin Board

Very Quick Readers
     The Night the Sky Cracked (Very Quick Reader; Grade 1-3 Readability)
     A Fingernail in the Sky (Very Quick Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)
     Doilies in the Sky (Very Quick Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)

Reading Comprehensions
     The Mighty Hunter in the Winter Sky (Grades 4-6)
     Driving in the Big Sky (Grades 5-8)
     Pan Gu Created The Sky and Earth (Grades 2-4)
     Nuwa Fixed The Sky (Grades 2-4)
     Travel in the Sky (Grades 3-4)
     Pictures in the Stars, Legends in the Sky (Grades 5-8)

Finish the Story
     Sky Bears (Grandpa Story part 2) (Grade 2-3)

Literature Book Units
     My Louisiana Sky (Grades 5-8)
     Hattie Big Sky (Grades 7-12)
     Banner in the Sky (Grades 6-12)

Read and Color Books
            What is true
            One Hundred Days of School
            Moon Walking
            Snow Day
            Sylvia Squirrel's Rainy Day
            Almost Autumn
            Purple Everywhere
            Frog in a Pond
            Up, Up, and Away! (April 12)
            Stacy's Surprise Goes Pop! (March 23)
            Sandy the Sunflower Reaches the Sky
            Six Silly Sheep
            Five Fearful Frogs
            Lee and Lena
            It's Time for Spring!
            My Daddy Is a Fireman
            Carla Cow
            Sockless Stan's Sweet Feet (May 8)
            The Shortest Day of the Year (December)
            Jumping Jackrabbits (PDF file)
            Introduction to January
            The Mean Queen
            Opening Day of the Winter Olympic Games for Animals (PDF file)
            Going for the Gold (PDF file)

Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
(no assigned grade level)
     Being Safe in the Summer Fun
(Grades 1-2)
     A Fall Fair
     Fawn Finds Fall
     Russ 0212
     Twinkle, Twinkle
     Zoe's Colors
(Grades 3-5)
     A Brachiosaurus Rain Storm
     A Hairy Invader
     An E-mail from Charlie Cloud
     An E-mail from Randy Raindrop
     An E-mail from Sandy Snow
     An E-mail from Sarah Sleet
     An E-mail from Tommy the Tornado
     An E-mail from William Weather
     Beating Bird Flu
     Being Safe in a Thunderstorm
     Blue-Footed Boobies
     Boom! Crash! What's That Noise?
     Bryce Canyon National Park
     Can You Touch the Ceiling?
     Clouds and Weather
     Copernicus and Galileo: Explorers of Science
     Disappearing Act - The Anasazi, Part 4
     Disc Golf Cap
     Edgar's Adventure
     Finding Rainbows
     Flying Snakes
     Goodness Gracious, Great Bolts of Lightning!
     Grandma's Magic Liquid
     Hayly the Arctic Hare
     Horse-Thief Summer, Part 1
     Horse-Thief Summer, Part 2
     Hot Air Balloons
     Junior Rangers to the Rescue, Part 1
     Lester the Lemming
     Lunar Rainbow
     Marco Splashes in Acid Rain
     Megan Learns the Tides
     Milton the Leprechaun Goes Back to Work
     Never Again
     Old Glory's Story
     Painting a Rainbow
     Paratrooper, Part 1 - First Jump
     Paratrooper, Part 2 - Behind Enemy Lines
     Phases of the Moon
     Playground Gossip Hurts
     Rainy or Fair?
     Secretary Birds
     Shake, Rattle, and Roll
     Ski Jumping
     Storm Chasers and Spotters
     Summer in the Country
     Taj Mahal -- A Love Story
     The Baseball Game
     The Best Catch
     The Bigger Picture - Our Solar System
     The Disappearing Puddle
     The First Day of Summer
     The Flyer Colony
     The Fox and the Grapes
     The Men on the Moon
     The Mystery of the Big Balloon
     The Northern Lights
     The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf
     The Water Cycle
     Tidal Pool
     To the Stars
     Todd the Arctic Fox
     Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
     Warpaint Emerald Dragonflies
     Weather - Choosing the Perfect Outfit!
     Welcome to Inuit, Part 1
     What a Day!
     What Do You Know About the Moon?
     What Is a Rainbow?
     What's a Map?
     Who Cares?, Chapter 2
     Why Do Wolves Howl?
     You Can Write a Rondeau
(Grades 6-8)
     A Star is Born
     Acid Rain, Go Away!
     An Afghan Girl Goes to School
     An Afghan Girl Goes to School
     Beyond the Solar System
     Bill Pickett, "The Bull-Dogger"
     Bonnie Dunbar: From Farm Girl to Astronaut
     Can You Eat a Rainbow?
     Canyonlands National Park
     Cherokee Legend of Blowing Rock
     Clouds and Precipitation
     Don't Litter: Fix Your Pets!
     Exploring Chichén Itzá
     Grandparents' Cottage
     Great Basin National Park
     How Do Hot Air Balloons Work?
     How Does a Kite Work?
     How Does a Parasail Work?
     How Does a Tornado Work?
     Imagination - Thinking Outside the Box
     Is Pluto a Planet?
     James Ramsey Ullman
     John Coy
     Kathleen Karr
     Life in a Refugee Camp
     Lonnie the Late Bloomer
     Markus Zusak
     Moon 101
     Motions of the Earth
     Mystery of the Missing Gold, Part Two
     Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker of the House
     Nature's Fireworks, the Northern Lights
     Perspective - From A Bird's Eye View
     Predicting the Weather
     President Clinton, Vice President Gore, and the Environment
     Rainy Day Memories, Part 2
     Renaissance Theatres
     Resources from the Land
     Sacred River, Dirty River
     Scientists Get Their Ducks in a Row about Bird Flu
     Sea Fireflies
     September 11 Memorials
     Snowkiting and Other Kiting Sports
     Stinky Air Pollution and the Great London Smog
     Stories in the Stars
     The 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens
     The 2010 Winter Olympics
     The Brown Pelican
     The Brown Pelican
     The Case of the Disappearing Bats
     The Eyes Have It
     The Hubble Space Telescope
     The Lost Wig
     The Mystery of the Fifth Window, Part Three
     The Northern Lights
     The Peacock and the Crane
     The Pumpkinfest at Thompson's Farm
     The Ride of a Lifetime: Equestrian Vaulting
     The Rocky Planets
     The Science of Fireworks
     The Serpent and the Eagle
     The Space Needle: A Washington Landmark
     The Sun
     The Tale of the Taj Mahal
     The Tri-State Tornado of 1925
     Tinker Bell Takes a Flight
     Twist and Shout: A Tornado is Coming!
     What Are Hurricanes?
     What Are Sunspots?
     What Are Time Zones?
     What Is a Foreclosure?
     What Makes a Plane Fly?
     What's Gravity Got To Do With It?
     Where Have the Bats Gone?
     Why Do We Have Earth Day?
     William H. Johnson
     World War II, Part 2
(Grades 9-12)
     Ambrose Bierce
     Ambrose Bierce
     Ambrose Bierce
     Ernest J. Gaines
     How Does a Microwave Oven Work?
     Hurricane Hunters
     Matty McNair: Polar Explorer
     Stephen Crane
     Write a Rondeau
     Write a Rondeau

(Grades 1-2)
     Purple Dog Buys a Kite
(Grades 3-5)
     Mission Implausible

(no assigned grade level)
     Ancient Egypt - Gods and Pharaohs
     Australia - Culture
     Chinese Fable: Chang'er Flew to the Moon
     The Little Snout
(Grades 3-5)
     The Charter Oak
     The Eruption of Mount St. Helens
     The Roaring Rapids
     The Star-Spangled Banner
     Wings of Oshkosh
(Grades 6-8)
     Breaking the Sound Barrier
     Kenya - Traditions and Daily Life
     Netherlands - Culture: Rembrandt
     Norway - History
     Poland - Culture (Nicolaus Copernicus)
     Skiing the Slopes
     The Auroral Lights
     Twelve Seconds That Changed the World
     Under the Cover of Darkness

Finish the Story
     It Is Art! (Grade 2-3)
     Dippers Full of Stars (Grandpa Story part 1) (Grade 2-3)
     Orion and His Dogs (Grandpa Story part 3) (Grade 2-3)
     Come Fly Away (Grade 2-4)
     What Color Luck Do You Want? (Grade 2-4)
     A Cry in the Dark (Grade 3-4)
     Sailing into Danger (Grade 3-4)
     Nature's Changes (Grade 3-4)
     The Mouse and the Ant (Grade 3-4)
     Adventure in the Clouds (Grade 3-5)
     A Voyage to Remember (Grade 3-5)
     The Wet Flag (Grade 3-5)
     A Tale of Two Raindrops (Grade 3-5)
     Hello from Mike (Grade 3-5)
     So Many Kinds of Scientists! (Grade 3-5)
     The Werewolf Disorder (Grade 3-5)
     Jacqueline and the Cornstalk (Grade 3-5)
     Andrew the Stargazer (Grade 3-5)
     The Frogs and the Fish (Grade 3-5)
     East or West? Which Home is Best? (Grade 3-6)
     Juan the Artist (Grade 3-6)
     The School Bus Safety Poster Contest (Grade 3-6)
     Where Would I Move? (Grade 3-6)
     Into the Storm! (Grade 3-6)
     The Bottle on the Beach (Grade 3-6)
     The Shoemaker (Grade 3-6)
     The Salmon Run (Grade 4-5)
     Cross Country Trail (Grade 4-5)
     Spring Hike (Grade 4-5)
     Where Are the Fireworks? (Grade 4-6)
     A Holo Summer (Grade 6-7)
     Crisis in the Snow (Grade 6-8)
     Rainbow Buttons in the Elevator! (Grade 6-8)
     An Artifact on Mars (Grade 8-9)
     Would You Want to Live Forever? (Grade 9-12)

What Would You Do?
     Finders Keepers? (Grade 3-5)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     The Kites Fly High (Grades 1-2)
     We See Shapes Everywhere (Grades 1-2)
     Feet and Hooves and Wheels and Wings (Grades 1-3)
     How Rocks Were Born: A Story of the Far North (Grades 2-3)
     Mending the Sky: A Story from China (Grades 2-3)
     Merry Meerkats: Life in the Meerkat Colony (Grades 2-3)
     The Four Dragons (Grades 2-3)
     The Quarrel (Grades 2-3)
     The Snow Is Falling! (Grades 2-3)
     The Yellow Dragon: Why Some Animals Look the Way They Do (Grades 2-3)
     Why Tortoise's Shell Is Not Smooth (Grades 2-3)
     Big Turtle: A Native American Story (Grades 2-4)
     Maui Tames the Sun: A Hawaiian Legend (Grades 3-4)
     The Frog Who Went to the Sky: A Tale from Angola (Grades 3-4)
     The Kite and the Cloud (Grades 3-4)
     Why Bats Fly at Night: A Story from Laos (Grades 3-4)
     Life in the African Savanna (Grades 3-5)
     The Great Rain: A Native American Legend (Grades 3-5)
     The Hearty Animals of the Polar Region (Grades 3-6)
     Victor and Violet (Grade 4)
     Fine Feathers (Grades 4-6)
     The Eagle, the Snake, and the Hiker (Grades 4-6)
     The Lake of Miracles: An Incan Legend (Grades 4-6)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Oh Man, Stan! (Grade 2-3)
     Chang's Chinese New Year (Grade 3-4)
     Crazy Cars: Wild and Wacky Rides (Grade 3-4)
     Dream a Little Dream...What Does it Mean? (Grade 3-4)
     Room 127: Freddie Can Fly! (Story #2) (Grade 3-4)
     Stormy Weather (Grade 3-4)
     Desert Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     Groundhog Day: The History and the Holiday (Grade 3-5)
     How Do You Make a Video Game? (Grade 3-5)
     NH is for New Hampshire (Grade 3-5)
     Temperate Forest Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     Marculus Has Pet Problems (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Visits Washington, D.C. (Grade 3-6)
     Aliens: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 4-5)
     Busting Bad Luck Myths (Grade 4-5)
     Funny Frog Facts (Grade 4-5)
     How to Have a Green New Year's Eve (Grade 4-5)
     Shaun White: Action Sport Superstar (Grade 4-5)
     Showtime for Punxsutawney Phil (Grade 4-5)
     Want to be an Astronaut? (Grade 4-5)
     Weird and Wild Sports from Around the World (Grade 4-5)
     Welcome to Army Ranger School (Grade 4-5)
     AZ is for Arizona (Grade 4-6)
     Let's Go Fly a Kite! (Grade 4-6)
     More Weird Earth Sayings (Grade 4-6)
     Rocky Mountain National Park Adventure (Grade 4-6)
     Roller Coasters (Grade 4-6)
     Rainbows (Grade 5-6)
     Welcome Aboard Air Force One (Grade 5-6)
     Extreme Sports: Going to Extremes (Grade 5-7)
     Animals on the Arctic Tundra (Grade 5-8)
     Chichén Itzá (Grade 5-8)
     Lighthouses (Grade 5-8)
     Plants on the Arctic Tundra (Grade 5-8)
     The Northern Lights (Grade 5-8)
     Stories from the Bermuda Triangle: Flight 19 (Grade 6-7)
     Glaciers in Alaska (Grade 6-8)


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All About Me

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