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

Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans


Read and Color
            Fire Prevention Song
            A Friendship Song

            A Liquid Measures Song

Bulletin Board
            "Sing a Song of..." - Giving to Charities

Reading Comprehensions
     Something for a Song and a Dance (Grades 1-2)
     An Earth Day Song (Grades 1-5)
     Broad Stripes and Bright Stars — Song for a Flag (Grades 2-4)
     "Sweet Song" - The Mountain Dulcimer (Grades 3-5)
     Song of the Cicada (Grades 4-6)
     Songs of World War I (Grades 5-7)

Literature Book Units
     Song Lee and the I Hate You Notes (Grades 2-4)
     Song Lee in Room 2B (Grades 2-4)
     Nory Ryan's Song (Grades 5-8)
     Dicey's Song (Grades 6-8)

Read and Color Books
            Symbols of Easter
            What is a Good Citizen?
            The Twelve Months of the Year (PDF file)
            The Quail Has Quite a Family
            The Cheerful Chicken
            Farmer Jim
            Carla Cow
            Our Friends, the Birds (January 5)
            Everyone Loves Spaghetti! (October 19)
            Six Silly Sheep
            Introduction to December

Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
(Grades 6-8)
     Edward Elgar
     Johanna Spyri
     P. T. Barnum

(Grades 1-2)
     Mimi the Mermaid
     The Harp
     The Homemade Band
     The Tube that Toots
     What Am I?
(Grades 3-5)
     A White Christmas
     And Called It Macaroni
     Ann Is Auditory, Part 1
     Ann Is Auditory, Part 2
     Another Kind of School
     Apples Aren't Always Red
     Christmas Symbols (nonfiction)
     Cousin Camp
     Eros and Psyche
     Family Reunion
     Fun in the Sun...California Style!
     H1N1 or Swine Flu
     How Are You Intelligent?
     How We Hear
     It's a Classic
     It's Not about Me - A Story of Hurricane Katrina, Part 3
     Jingle Bells in Space
     Just Folks - The Music of Ordinary People
     K.C.’s Dream (a one-act play)
     Lessons Learned on a Violin
     Letters to Dr. Dinosaur
     Listen Up!
     Lynetta's Loon
     Oh Say Can You See....and Sing: The National Anthem
     On Top of the World
     One Dark and Stormy Night
     Otis the Rhyming Giant
     Paratrooper, Part 1 - First Jump
     Pop Goes Art!
     Rainforest in Daylight
     Sukkot Surprise
     The Beginning of Our National Anthem
     The Buddha in the Rice Field
     The Dreams of Heroes (part 2)
     The Fourth of July
     The Fox and the Crow
     The Harper, Ama
     The Musical Glass
     The Peasant and the Apple Tree
     The Right Way to Wash Your Hands
     The Right Way to Wash Your Hands
     The Sounds, Scents, and Stories of Christmas
     The Tale of ~NAME0~ Who Never Listened
     The Wheels on the Bus Need a Driver!
     Three Siblings and a Big Secret
     Tree Squirrels
     Uncle Amos's Fiddle
     Water Power
     Wendy's World - Columbus Day
     What's Up?
     Woodwinds vs. Brass
     You Can Write a Ballad
     You Can Write a Villanelle
     ~NAME0s~ Birthday Bicycle
     ~NAME0s~ Story: An Attitude of Gratitude
     ~NAME0~ Learns About Self Respect
     ~NAME0~ the Yellow-billed Cuckoo
     ~NAME1~ Learns About Jealousy
     ~NAME1~ Uses the Phone Book
(Grades 6-8)
     A Back That's Strong: Working for a Living in the 1890s, Part 1
     African Praise Poetry
     American Musicians
     Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt: Working for a Living in the 1890s, Part 2
     Berlin Wall Is Falling Down
     Birthday Traditions Around The World
     Boris Goldovsky
     Brain Power
     Breakers Break Into Dance
     Bungee Jumping
     Candles in December
     Children of Japanese Relocation Camps
     Children's Day
     Chinese Inventions - Compass & Gunpowder
     Chinese Inventions - Paper & Movable Type Printing
     Christmas Competition
     Encouragement - Break a Leg!
     Entertainment - Relax a Little
     Escaping Starvation in Holland
     Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
     Happy Hanukkah!
     Hornpipes and Pibgorns
     How Annah's Big Ears Saved the Day
     How Do You Rate?
     Jubilee Celebration
     Just Say No
     Justin Timberlake - From Mouseketeer to Pop Star
     Leonardo da Vinci - Music Maker
     London Bridge Comes to America
     Mammoth Cave National Park
     Michael Scott
     Mouseketeer Annette
     Music from the Beginning
     Music Videos, Murder, and Weird Science
     Native American Baskets
     Native American Drums and Flutes
     Native American Peace Pipes
     Remembering September 11th
     Renaissance Music
     Resources from the Land
     Rock and Roll Comes to TV
     Shadow Plays
     Sidewalk Surfing
     Starting the Day on a Good Note
     The Christmas Tree Ship Disaster
     The Death of a Princess
     The Gang's All Here!
     The Green, Prickly Things of Christmas
     The Iliad and the Odyssey, Part 2
     The Important Role of Women During World War II
     The iPhone Arrives
     The Laughing Kookaburra
     The Legend of Casey Jones
     The Magic Present
     The Mississippi River
     The Mouse Finds a House
     The Rise and Fall of the Beatles
     They Reached for the Stars and Became One
     Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too
     Twelve Girls Band
     Valentine's Day Around the World
     Valentine's Day Traditions
     What Happens on Inauguration Day?
     What Is Religion?
     What Is Sikhism?
     What Is Sikhism?
     What Is Spiritism?
     What Motivates You?
     What's Your (Learning) Style?
     ¡Es El Cinco de Mayo! - It's Cinco de Mayo!
(Grades 9-12)
     "Silent Night"- A Christmas Carol
     A Dream Come True: ICODA
     Calendars and Religion
     Connecticut Composer Charles Ives
     Earth Files - Age is Relative
     George and Ira Gershwin: Musical Teamwork
     Ishmael Beah
     J.D. Salinger
     Leonard Bernstein: Peace and Harmony
     Of Pain and Music: Biography of Pyotr Tchaikovsky
     Silent Night: The Christmas Truce of World War I
     The Earth's View (A Speech To Humans)
     The Know Nothing Party
     The Know Nothing Party
     What is Religion?
     Write a Ballad

(Grades 1-2)
     Red Face and Long Johns
(Grades 3-5)
     Courage and Victory
     Piano Man

(no assigned grade level)
     Australia - Culture
     Modern Egypt - Traditions and Daily Life
(Grades 3-5)
     "Fire Mountain"
     "Take Me Out to Cooperstown"
     America the Beautiful
     Bulgaria - Geography
     Fiji - Traditions
     Ireland - Traditions
     Six Countries in One State
     Springtime Trail Ride
     Start Your Engines
     Tennessee's Music
     The World of Jazz
(Grades 6-8)
     Brazil - Traditions and Daily Life
     Bulgaria - Culture
     Chile - Culture: Pablo Neruda
     Finland - Culture
     Georgia - Culture
     Guam: In the Beginning
     Hungary - Culture
     Lebanon - Culture
     Lithuania - Culture
     Lithuania - History
     Madagascar - Culture
     Nicaragua - Culture: El Nino Poeta
     Nigeria - Culture
     Suriname - Culture
     The Music of Detroit—Motown of the 60s
     Ukraine - Culture
     Walking in Their Footsteps: Tracing Maryland's Early Settlements
(Grades 9-12)
     Puerto Rico - History

Finish the Story
     A Froggy Surprise (Grade 2-4)
     The Great Escape (Grade 3-4)
     A Real New Year (Grade 3-4)
     Save the Music (Grade 3-4)
     Twelve Different Days of Christmas (Grade 3-6)
     Music in the Subway Station (Grade 3-6)
     Grouchy Grindall Gives Thanks (Grade 4-6)
     A Musical Problem (Grade 5-8)
     Let It Snow! (Grade 6-8)

What Would You Do?
     Quit Band? (Grade 6-8)
     What Do I Do Now? (Grade 6-8)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     The Runaway Gingerbread People (Grades 1-3)
     I'm Bored with School! (Grades 2-3)
     The Wonderful World of Whales (Grades 2-3)
     Mr. Fox and Miss Crow (Grades 2-4)
     The School Concert (Grades 3-5)
     Todd and the Apple Tree (Grades 3-5)
     Classroom Conduct (Grades 4-7)
     Rising to a Challenge (Grades 4-7)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Time to Learn (Grade 1-3)
     The Beyoncè Contest (Grade 2-3)
     Life on a Tour Bus (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Miley (Grade 3-4)
     HI is for Hawaii (Grade 3-5)
     History of Hip Hop (Grade 3-5)
     Taylor Swift (Grade 3-5)
     Back to School All Around the World (Grade 4-5)
     From Three Brothers to a Band: The History of The Jonas Brothers (Grade 4-5)
     Getting to Know the Jonas Brothers (Grade 4-5)
     Justin Bieber (Grade 4-5)
     Kelly Pickler: From Small Town Girl to Big Time Star (Grade 4-5)
     AR is for Arkansas (Grade 4-6)
     CA is for California (Grade 4-6)
     CT is for Connecticut (Grade 4-6)
     History of Country Music (Grade 4-6)
     How We Play Recorded Music (Grade 4-6)
     KS is for Kansas (Grade 4-6)
     LA is for Louisiana (Grade 4-6)
     MA is for Massachusetts (Grade 4-6)
     Many Faces of Rock Music (Grade 4-6)
     ND is for North Dakota (Grade 4-6)
     OH is for Ohio (Grade 4-6)
     The History of Pop Music (Grade 4-6)
     TN is for Tennessee (Grade 4-6)
     TX is for Texas (Grade 4-6)
     VT is for Vermont (Grade 4-6)
     WY is for Wyoming (Grade 4-6)
     Classical Music 1750-1820 (Grade 5-7)
     Bringing in the New Year (Grade 5-8)
     From Teenager to Teen Idol: Taylor Swift (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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