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

Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans


Read and Color
            Ten Thanksgiving Turkeys
            Ten Deadly Animals
            Ten Symbols of St. Patrick's Day
            Ten of America's Worst Disasters
            Ten Famous Fathers
            Ten of the Biggest Dinosaurs That Ever Lived
            The National Baseball Hall of Famers: The First Ten

Find the Differences and Ponder the Picture for October
            Ten Things - October Themes

Find the Differences and Ponder the Picture for November
            Ten Things - November Themes

Reading Comprehensions
     Ten by Ten with Dimes (Grades 1-2)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Ten Fascinating Facts About Bats (Grade 4-5)
     The National Baseball Hall of Famers: The First Ten (Grade 5-7)

Literature Book Units
     Twenty and Ten (Grades 3-5)
     Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear (Grades 2-4)

Read and Color Books
            Unsinkable Molly Brown
            A Happy Christmas Flower
            Sam and Susie
            Ten Men
            Helping Hands
            Opening Day of the Winter Olympic Games for Animals (PDF file)

Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
(no assigned grade level)
     Being Safe in the Summer Fun
     Vitamins & Minerals
(Grades 1-2)
     A New Kitten
(Grades 3-5)
     A Hound From The Pound
     A Wild Ride: Equestrian Vaulting
     ABCs and ZZZs
     Ann McGovern
     Attitude - Your Tone Says It All
     Back to School Writing Assignment
     Big, Black Blizzards!
     Boom! Crash! What's That Noise?
     Can You Touch the Ceiling?
     Clara Hughes
     Do Animals Have Bellybuttons?
     Fair and Equal - What's the Difference?
     Fort Sumter National Monument
     Glaciers: Moving Rivers of Ice
     How the Cat Began
     Hungry, Hungry, Hippos
     Locks of Love
     Making Money
     Mystery of the Letter
     On Top of the World
     One Hundred Days of School
     Oregon National Historic Trail
     Pacific Ocean
     Small Sparrows
     The Best Salesman in the World
     The First Labor Day
     The Gentle Manatee
     The Men on the Moon
     The Montgolfier Brothers and the Hot Air Balloon
     The Mystery of Tyrannosaurus Rex's Short Arms
     The President's Cabinet
     The Puffin
     The Sense of Taste: Mmm!
     Timber Wolf
     Venture Smith
     Westward Ho!
     What a Ride! Cisco Competes in Three-Day Eventing
     What Are Glaciers?
     What Is a Reptile?
     You Can Write a Ballad
     You Can Write a Villanelle
     You Can Write Blank Verse
     Zach and His Little Red Wagon
(Grades 6-8)
     "Egg"cellent Traditions
     Adélie Penguins
     America's First Women Dentists
     Annie Wignall's Care Bags
     Beijing's Preparation for the 2008 Olympics
     Being the Difference
     Bill Pickett, "The Bull-Dogger"
     Bird Flu
     Black Blizzards and the Dust Bowl
     Carlsbad Caverns National Park
     Children in the White House
     Children in the White House
     Children in the White House
     Davey Barr, Ski Cross
     Do Not Stand Idly By
     Earth's Ice Ages
     Edith Roosevelt
     Eructation-What is a Burp?
     George Washington
     Greg Mortenson: International Peacemaker and Humanitarian, Part 3
     How Do Bears Hibernate?
     How Do Penguins Survive the Cold?
     How Does a Cell Phone Work?
     How Does a Parasail Work?
     How Does a Venus Flytrap Trap Flies?
     How Does Baking Work?
     How Does Paint Work?
     How Does Sunscreen Work?
     How Is Paper Money Made?
     Hybrid Cars Update
     Ice Age Mammals: The "Terrible Pig" Dinohyus
     Jake and Jackie Learn about Etiquette, Part 2
     James Buchanan
     James Howe
     John Christopher
     Johnny Clem, "Drummer Boy of Chickamauga"
     Jon Bohmer: The Kyoto Box
     Karen Hesse
     Katherine Paterson
     Kathleen Karr
     Katmai National Park and Preserve
     Life under a Microscope: Bacteria
     Life with a Wallaby
     Live 8 Concert
     Mother's Day Around the World
     My New Red Shoes
     Noah McCullough, Author
     North Cascades National Park
     Owls: Skillful Hunters
     Paricutin, a Very Unusual Volcano
     Paul Fleischman
     Phil's Big Day
     Plate Tectonics Theory
     Poinsett: the Man Behind the Flower
     Pony Express
     Population Three Hundred Million
     Presidential Appointments
     Robert Newton Peck
     Secretary of Commerce
     Secretary of the Treasury
     September 11 Memorials
     Sharon Draper
     Sherman Alexie, Jr.
     Sinead and John Kerr: Ice Dancers with Big Dreams
     Six Flags Over Texas
     Six Flags Over Texas
     Strong Muscles
     Tasmanian Devils
     The 1974 Super Tornado Outbreak
     The 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens
     The 1993 Storm of the Century
     The Apache Kid: Outlaw Legend of the Southwest, Part 1
     The Apache Kid: Outlaw Legend of the Southwest, Part 2
     The Case of the Disappearing Bats
     The Chinese Exclusion Act
     The Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
     The Legend of Stingy Jack
     The Mystery of the Cottingley Fairies
     The Mystery of the Hidden Photograph, Part Two
     The Prairie Schooner, AKA the Covered Wagon
     The Prince of Pop Art
     The Ride of a Lifetime: Equestrian Vaulting
     The Scoop on Poop
     The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918
     The Tri-State Tornado of 1925
     The Wild World of Water Polo
     The Wolf
     Track and Field Beijing Olympics 2008
     Trail of Tears, Part 1
     Trans-Asian Railway
     Weather Fronts
     What Is a Tsunami?
     What Is NASA?
     What Is One Hundred?
     What Stinks? Animals that Reek
     What Stinks? Halitosis or Bad Breath
     Where Have the Bats Gone?
     Who Invented UPC Bar Codes?
     Will Hobbs
     Wilson Rawls
     Women Vote in Kuwait
     Write a Bio Poem
     Write a Haiku
     Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(Grades 9-12)
     A Dream Come True: ICODA
     Edith Wharton
     Hurricane Katrina, August 2005
     J.D. Salinger
     John Boyne
     Joseph Heller
     Kate Chopin
     Kate Thompson
     Olive Ann Burns
     On The Road With Alice Ramsey
     Ron Jones
     Samuel Beckett
     Sharon Creech
     Sonnet Writing Made Easy (or Easier)
     Stephen Crane
     The Differences between Italian, Spenserian, and English Sonnets
     The Old Man of the Mountain
     The Poetry Slam
     The Rose Bowl Game: "The Granddaddy of Them All"
     Whose Signature Is On Your Dollar Bill?
     Willa Cather
     Write a Ballad
     Write a Rondeau
     Write a Villanelle
     Write a Villanelle
     Write Backwards Poetry
     Write Blank Verse

(Grades 3-5)
     Courage and Victory

(Grades 3-5)
     His Name Was "Buffalo Bill"
     Jordan - Geography
     The 42nd President - William Jefferson Clinton
(Grades 6-8)
     Born Free – Mary McLeod-Bethune
     Fiji - History
     Finland - Culture
     John Grisham - Author
     Skiing the Slopes
     Spain - History
     The Little General
     Woman of Flight -- Amelia Earhart
(Grades 9-12)
     Georgia - History
     Indonesia - History

Finish the Story
     St. Pat's Parade (Grade 2-3)
     Zero, Where Are You? (Grade 2-3)
     An Unusual Thanksgiving Dinner (Grade 2-4)
     Disappearing Apples (Grade 3)
     Runaway to Freedom (Grade 3-4)
     Expert Teacher (Grade 3-4)
     Living in the Wild, Wild West (Grade 3-5)
     My Pizza Pie (Grade 3-5)
     Andrew the Stargazer (Grade 3-5)
     Stop that Bus! (Grade 3-6)
     Fourth of July Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     Journey into the Human Body (Grade 3-6)
     Win or Lose? (Grade 3-6)
     Winter Break (Grade 4)
     Meeting Martin (Grade 4-5)
     Gingerbread in Space (Grade 4-5)
     Where Are the Fireworks? (Grade 4-6)
     Rhyme or Reason (Grade 5-6)
     Seize the Day (Grade 6-8)
     Wheels of His Own (Grade 6-8)

What Would You Do?
     One Scoop or Two (Grade 3-4)
     What if There Were No Bill of Rights? (Grade 3-6)
     A Labor Day Dispute (Grade 3-6)
     If You Traveled West in a Prairie Schooner (Grade 3-6)
     Too Much Change (Grade 4-6)
     Home Alone (Grade 5-6)
     Grandpa's Giving (Grade 5-6)
     What's a Good Neighbor For? (Grade 6-8)
     If You Were An Immigrant in 1893 (Grade 6-8)
     I'm Scared. (Grade 6-8)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     I Need to Get Ready, Too! (Grades 1-2)
     There's Good Money in the Laundry (Grades 1-2)
     Buying Fruits at the Farmers' Market (Grades 1-3)
     The Four Dragons (Grades 2-3)
     Breaking the Bank (Grades 2-4)
     Busy Bees: Life in a Honeybee Hive (Grades 2-4)
     Life in the African Savanna (Grades 3-5)
     The Class Project (Grades 3-5)
     Reginald Flips His Wig (Grades 4-6)
     Making Good Choices (Grades 4-7)
     Study Skills (Grades 4-7)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Goodies for Good Friends (Grade 2-3)
     Oh Man, Stan! (Grade 2-3)
     Stu and Sally Stingray (Grade 2-4)
     Can You Believe it? Wild and Wacky Truths from Around the World (Grade 3-4)
     Dream a Little Dream...What Does it Mean? (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Bigfoot (Grade 3-4)
     Sleep Tight. Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite! (Grade 3-4)
     Strange but True: Wild and Wacky Stunts (Grade 3-4)
     Weird and Wonderful You! Book #2 (Grade 3-4)
     Desert Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     NH is for New Hampshire (Grade 3-5)
     Taylor Swift (Grade 3-5)
     Meet Me in Miami: My Trip to Super Bowl XLIV (Grade 3-12)
     A Trip to the International Space Station (Grade 4-5)
     From Three Brothers to a Band: The History of The Jonas Brothers (Grade 4-5)
     Glaciers (Grade 4-5)
     It's All in the Numbers: Wild and Wacky Number Truths (Grade 4-5)
     Justin Bieber (Grade 4-5)
     My Body Can Do That? (Grade 4-5)
     Shaun White: Action Sport Superstar (Grade 4-5)
     Stop the Car! Wild and Wacky Road Trip Sites (Grade 4-5)
     Tony Stewart (Grade 4-5)
     Animal Outlaws (Grade 4-6)
     History of Country Music (Grade 4-6)
     IA is for Iowa (Grade 4-6)
     MN is for Minnesota (Grade 4-6)
     Origami (Grade 4-6)
     The Giants of Easter Island (Grade 4-6)
     The Iditarod: The Last Great Race on Earth (Grade 4-6)
     The Magic Shower Stall, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     WY is for Wyoming (Grade 4-6)
     Pirate Ships and Pirate Crews (Grade 4-8)
     B Is for Baseball (Grade 5-6)
     Derek Jeter (Grade 5-6)
     Fun Facts about America's First President (Grade 5-6)
     Venomous Snakes (Grade 5-6)
     Watch Out! I'm Dangerous! (Grade 5-6)
     Who "Dat?" That's Drew Brees! (Grade 5-6)
     CSI: DNA Evidence (Grade 5-7)
     Fossils From Bone Cabin Quarry, 1898 (Grade 5-7)
     El Camino de la Muerte: The Road of Death (Grade 5-8)
     Alcatraz: The Rock (Grade 5-8)
     Nessie and Friends: Famous Lake Monsters (Grade 5-8)
     Stonehenge (Grade 5-8)
     Haiti Then and Now (Grade 6-7)


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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