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

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Reading Comprehensions
     Get Some Sleep! (Grade 1)
     The Legend of Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes (Grades 3-4)
     Sleep (Grades 4 to 6) (Grades 4-6)
     Sleep for Your Physical Fitness (Grades 6-8)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Sleep Tight. Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite! (Grade 3-4)

What Would You Do?
     Sleepover, But Not a Lot of Sleeping (Grade 3-5)

Literature Book Units
     The Sleep Book (Grades 1-2)
     My Parents Think I'm Sleeping (Grades 1-3)
     Sleeping Ugly (Grades 1-3)
     The Serpent Never Sleeps (Grades 6-9)
     Ira Sleeps Over (Grades 0-2)

Read and Color Books
            Buzzy Bee and the Sweet Honey Tree
            The Thrifty Tailor
            Farmer Jim
            Carla Cow
            The Little Kitten
            A Message from Your Vegetable Garden (June 17)
            Puppies Need a Lot! (September 25)
            A Rainforest Mystery (October 18)
            Sweet Dreams, Michael
            Battle of the Bubbles (October 7)
            Groundhog Day Read and Color
            Six Silly Sheep
            Introduction to January
            Kelly's Kitchen
            Mom's Birthday
            Kit Kat

Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
(Grades 1-2)
     A New Kitten
     I Live at a Shelter
     Ladybug Life Cycle
     My Red Hen
     Slow and Steady--The Sloth
     Sometimes It's Hard to Say Goodbye
     Spots and More Spots
     The Calli Cat
(Grades 3-5)
     A Bicycle for Jake
     A Day of My Life
     A Hound From The Pound
     A Kid's Best Friend
     A Sticky Situation
     A Tale of Two Grandmas
     ABCs and ZZZs
     African Elephants
     Always Before Me!
     Amber Pumpkins
     Apples Aren't Always Red
     Autumn Preparation
     Bats: Furry, Flying Mammals
     Blackfoot Raiders, Part 2
     Boiling Over
     Boom! Crash! What's That Noise?
     Brown Bears
     Bumblebee Bat
     Camel Spiders
     Can Children Live in the White House?
     Can Children Live in the White House?
     Chugga, Chugga, Choo, Choo! All About Trains
     Dealing with a Heavy School Load
     Dr. Seuss
     Food Webs
     Gail Gibbons
     Gangs in Jamaica: Eduardo's Tale of Two Worlds
     George Selden
     Green Snakes
     Happy Birthday, Knut!
     Instincts - Listen to the Little Voice
     Jamal Has Big Trouble from a Bug Bite
     Jamie's Dream
     Jason's Big Hike
     Jeff Brown
     Job Lost and Found
     Keisha Suffers from Animal Cruelty
     Keith and the Otter Brothers
     Keith Interviews Glenn Gorilla
     Lenny Learns About Losing
     Liz Overcomes Homelessness in America
     Lumpy Rug Day
     Lynetta's Loon
     Molly the Cuttlefish
     Nancy and the Noise Wall
     Never Again
     Oil for the Temple, Part 2
     On the Edge
     On The Night Before School Starts
     Opossum Surprise
     Paratrooper, Part 2 - Behind Enemy Lines
     Scientists Study the Melting Arctic Ice
     Scrambled Eggs
     Sea Otters and Manatees
     Spring Peepers
     Stories in Our Head
     Stories in Our Head
     The Bladder
     The First Day of Summer
     The Hare and the Tortoise
     The Hiding Place, Part 1
     The Library Card Adventure
     The Lion and the Mouse
     The Miser and His Gold
     The Mystery of the Big Balloon
     The Mystery of the Missing Puppy
     The Mystery of the Wild Thing in the Kitchen
     The New House
     The Old Woman and Her Wish
     The Tooth Jar
     Too Many Davids
     Too Many Puppies and Kittens!
     Torn Apart and Back Together
     Traveling - Make Your Travel Plans
     Wally the Walrus
     Weasel's Measles
     Westward Ho!
     What a Day!
     What Is Making Joey Itch?
     Who Cares?, Chapter 1
     Who Cares?, Chapter 4
     Why Am I so Tired?
     You Can Write a Rondeau
     You Like Him Best!, Part 3
     Zach and His Little Red Wagon
(Grades 6-8)
     A Dream Job
     A Homeless Man Struggles in Brazil
     A Small Mosquito Bite Causes Big Trouble
     Alex Flinn
     All About Apples: A Brief History of Apples
     Anticipation - Groundhog Day
     Avoid Electrical Fires
     Best Friends Animal Society
     Birthday Traditions Around The World
     Brain Foods
     Children in the White House
     Children in the White House
     Children in the White House
     Coal Mining
     Cuddly Koalas
     Dealing With Losing a Parent
     Eduardo's Tale of Two Worlds: Gangs in Jamaica
     Elephants Never Forget Animal Cruelty
     Endangered Is Not Extinct...Let's Keep It That Way!
     Everyday Life in Victorian England
     Figurative Language
     Florence Griffith Joyner: World's Fastest Woman
     Gothic Literature
     Greg Mortenson: International Peacemaker and Humanitarian, Part 1
     Growing Up in the White House
     Growing Up in the White House
     Growing Up in the White House
     Homelessness in America
     How Do Bears Hibernate?
     How Do Smoke Detectors Work?
     How Do Zippers Work?
     How Does a Yo-Yo Work?
     Howler Monkeys
     Howler Monkeys
     Jawahir Suffers in Somalia
     Jubilee Celebration
     Kangaroo Rats
     Karen Cushman
     Keeping a Monthly Assignment Calendar
     Life in a Refugee Camp
     Life in the English Countryside
     Monarchs on the Move: A Southern Migration
     Muir Woods National Monument
     Mystery of the Missing Gold, Part Two
     New Horizons Mission to Pluto
     Nicole's Story: Dealing with Scoliosis
     Noise Pollution Near Home
     Overbooked, Overtired
     Passive Versus Active Learning
     Polar Regions
     Qualities of a Good Student
     Raccoons, the Masked Bandits
     Road Trip
     Scarlet Macaws
     Scheduling Study Time
     Suffering in Somalia: Jawahir's Story
     The Dream Catcher
     The Freshman 15
     The Magic Present
     The Mystery of the Missing Ticket
     The Mystery of the Newspaper Bandit
     The Prairie Schooner, AKA the Covered Wagon
     The RV Project
     Trevor Ferrell: A Story of Brotherly Love
     Warrior's Heart, Part 1 - Ira Hayes
     What Are Cold Blooded Animals?
     What Stinks? Halitosis or Bad Breath
     What You Can Do to Save the Earth
     What's a Preschooler to Drink?
     Where Have the Bats Gone?
     Where Will You Stay on Your Vacation?
(Grades 9-12)
     Health Care Is Important
     Ishmael Beah
     Write a Rondeau
     Write a Rondeau

(Grades 1-2)
     No Fun Tonight
(Grades 3-5)
     President George W. Giraffe
     Racing Day!

(no assigned grade level)
     Harvest Festival in Plimouth
     The Battle of San Jacinto
     Trip Down the Canyon
(Grades 3-5)
     Huya's Apprenticeship
     Jamie's week at Camp Habitat
     Nothing Like Family
     Quebec Theme - Polar Bears
     Springtime Trail Ride
(Grades 6-8)
     The Auroral Lights
     Uruguay - Culture: Horacio Quiroga

Finish the Story
     Pine Cone Cabin (Grade 2-3)
     An Unusual Thanksgiving Dinner (Grade 2-4)
     The Big Race (Grade 2-4)
     The Noise Outside the Tent (Grade 2-4)
     Good Luck or Bad? (Grade 3-4)
     Ramsey's Surprise (Grade 3-4)
     President's Day (Grade 3-4)
     Nutcracker to the Rescue (Grade 3-4)
     A Voyage to Remember (Grade 3-5)
     Andrew the Stargazer (Grade 3-5)
     Bradley the Brave Country Mouse (Grade 3-6)
     How to Build the Biggest Snowman (Grade 3-6)
     Springtime! (Grade 4)
     Summer's Over (Grade 4)
     The Mountain Adventure (Grade 4-5)
     The Salmon Run (Grade 4-5)
     I Dropped the Bucket (Grade 4-5)
     Floating on the Ocean (Grade 4-6)
     I Have a Dream (Grade 4-6)
     Martha Manatee Hears a Roar! (Grade 4-6)
     Having the Flu and a House Guest during Spring Break (Grade 4-6)
     The Back to School Essay (Grade 6-8)
     Sailing the High Seas (Grade 6-8)

What Would You Do?
     Sheila's Sharing Day: Truth or Consequences? (Grade 2-4)
     Favorite Friend, Not So Favorite Food (Grade 2-4)
     Doggy Duty (Grade 3-5)
     The Sleepover (Grade 3-6)
     The Spooky Koops House (Grade 3-6)
     Up in Smoke! (Grade 3-6)
     New Neighbor Blues (Grade 3-6)
     I Dropped the Bucket! (Grade 4-5)
     Will You Watch My Puppy? (Grade 4-6)
     Is This Dog Sick? (Grade 4-6)
     Campfire Safety (Grade 5-7)
     If You Were An Immigrant in 1893 (Grade 6-8)
     Let Me See That (Grade 6-8)
     I'm Scared. (Grade 6-8)
     What Do I Do Now? (Grade 6-8)
     The Bark that's as Bad as a Bite (Grade 9-12)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     All of Me (Grades 1-2)
     Oh, No! It's Saturday? (Grades 1-2)
     A Typical Day (Grades 1-3)
     Penny Penguin Finds a Home (Grades 1-3)
     Setting the Clock (Grades 1-3)
     Sneaky Smoke (Grades 1-3)
     Yippee! School's Out! (Grades 1-3)
     Clean Up! (Grades 2-3)
     Owls (Grades 2-3)
     The Ram and the Pig (Grades 2-3)
     Antarctica: Life in a Frozen Land (Grades 2-4)
     Big Turtle: A Native American Story (Grades 2-4)
     Company for Breakfast (Grades 2-4)
     Company for Breakfast (Grades 2-4)
     How Mr. Snail Lost His Eyes (Grades 2-4)
     How the Kangaroo Got Her Pouch: An Australian Aboriginal Legend (Grades 2-4)
     Leo the Lion and Tiny Mouse (Grades 2-4)
     Mr. Sparrow and His Big Mouth (Grades 2-4)
     Sour Grapes - A Monologue (Grades 2-4)
     Two Guys and a Really Big Bear (Grades 2-4)
     A New Home for Sloth (Grade 3)
     Animal Names (Grade 3)
     Zoo Friends (Grade 3)
     Frog and Turtle Conversation (Grades 3-4)
     How the Dog Came to Live With Man (Grades 3-4)
     The Magic Bowl (Grades 3-4)
     The Story of the Stone Lion (Grades 3-4)
     The Tale of Tafari: How Spiders Learned to Weave (Grades 3-4)
     Why Bats Fly at Night: A Story from Laos (Grades 3-4)
     Life in the African Savanna (Grades 3-5)
     Spilled Milk (Grades 3-5)
     Todd and the Apple Tree (Grades 3-5)
     The Donkey's Tale (Grades 3-6)
     Warm, Wet, and Lush: Life in the Rain Forest (Grades 3-6)
     Not Just about Us (Grades 4-5)
     The Lake of Miracles: An Incan Legend (Grades 4-6)
     Kids in a Cabin - a Lesson in Responsibility (Grades 6-8)

Reluctant Reader Books
     My Dog and Best Friend (Grade 1-2)
     The Wonder of Winter (Grade 1-2)
     A Message from Fluffy (Grade 2-3)
     A Message from Rover (Grade 2-3)
     Earth Hour Sleepover (Grade 2-3)
     Oh Man, Stan! (Grade 2-3)
     Pets to the Rescue (Grade 2-3)
     Strange But True: Wacky World Records About the Human Body (Grade 2-3)
     The Beyoncè Contest (Grade 2-3)
     Ladybugs! (Grade 2-4)
     Let's Meet Harriet Tubman (Grade 2-4)
     Chang's Chinese New Year (Grade 3-4)
     Emma's Eyes (Grade 3-4)
     Emma's Valentine's Day Mystery (Grade 3-4)
     Just Right for Dad (Grade 3-4)
     Life on a Tour Bus (Grade 3-4)
     Percy the Penguin (Grade 3-4)
     Room 127: Freddie Can Fly! (Story #2) (Grade 3-4)
     What Do Animals Do During the Winter? (Grade 3-4)
     Smoke Jumpers (Grade 3-5)
     Temperate Forest Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     Joey Roo and Something New (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Entertains a Pink Blobulus (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Gets his License (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Has Pet Problems (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Visits Earth (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Visits Washington, D.C. (Grade 3-6)
     A Trip to the International Space Station (Grade 4-5)
     Awesome Inventions (Grade 4-5)
     Bigfoot: Truth or Tale? (Grade 4-5)
     Busting Bad Luck Myths (Grade 4-5)
     Harriet Tubman (Grade 4-5)
     Pet Power: Animals to the Rescue (Grade 4-5)
     Robert Ballard and the Search for the Titanic (Grade 4-5)
     Showtime for Punxsutawney Phil (Grade 4-5)
     Special Forces: Pararescue Jumpers (Grade 4-5)
     The Myth of the Man-eating Monster (Grade 4-5)
     Unlikely Animal Friends (Grade 4-5)
     Welcome to Army Ranger School (Grade 4-5)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Bear Attack (Grade 4-5)
     Anne Frank (Grade 4-6)
     H Is for Healthy Habits (Grade 4-6)
     MN is for Minnesota (Grade 4-6)
     So You Want to Find Your Hidden Talent (Grade 4-6)
     So You Want to Paint Your Room! (Grade 4-6)
     The Iditarod: The Last Great Race on Earth (Grade 4-6)
     The Story of Cupid and Psyche (Grade 4-6)
     So You Want to Be a Fashion Model? (Grade 5-6)
     Vampires (Grade 5-6)
     Venomous Snakes (Grade 5-6)
     Plants on the Arctic Tundra (Grade 5-8)


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