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

Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans


Short Readers
     Muir Woods National Monument (Short Reader; Grade 4-7 Readability)
     Michigan: Home of the Cross in the Woods (Short Reader; Grade 5-7 Readability)

Reading Comprehensions
     Papa Wood Duck's Gift (Grades 2-3)
     Wood Burning (Grades 4-6)
     Over the River, Through the Woods (Grades 6-7)
     Granville T. Woods (Grades 8-9)

Finish the Story
     Lost in the Woods (Grade 3-6)
     A Walk in the Woods (Grade 6-8)

Literature Book Units
     Little House in the Big Woods (Grades 3-5)
     Pictures of Hollis Woods (Grades 4-7)
     A Week in the Woods (Grades 4-8)
     Woods Runner (Grades 6-9)

Read and Color Books
            One Hundred Days of School
            The Three Paths
            Who Will Win Today? (PDF file)

Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
(Grades 6-8)
     Henry David Thoreau

(Grades 1-2)
     A Pilgrim Child's Life
     Canada's Prairie Farmers
     Grandpa's Sailboat
     Honoring the Dogs
     The Christmas Wish
(Grades 3-5)
     A House for Birds
     A Sweet Time with Gingerbread
     Andrew Jackson
     Animal Antifreeze
     Autumn Apples
     Autumn Preparation
     Bicycles: Riding Out In The Open
     Birds and Beaks
     Bridging People and Places
     Construction Workers
     Crandall Farm Hay Rides, Part 2
     Fire Safety at Home
     Fired Up
     Fired Up
     Food Safety While Hiking or Camping
     Gail Gibbons
     Gangs in Jamaica: Eduardo's Tale of Two Worlds
     Jake and Jackie Learn about Poisonous Plants
     Jake and Jackie Learn to Respect Wildlife
     Jake and Jackie Nurture a Nature Trail
     Jason's Big Hike
     Job Lost and Found
     Joshua Tree National Park
     Let There Be Light
     Monkey See, Monkey Do
     Mrs. Badger's Honey Cake
     On Top of the World
     Otis the Rhyming Giant
     Paulo's Forest
     Petra, Jordan
     Petrified Forest National Park
     Ping Pong Goes the Ball!
     Preventing Fires While Fishing
     Private Joseph Plumb Martin - Revolutionary War Soldier
     Rachel Interviews Jimmy the Yellowjacket
     Rachel Interviews Tad the Termite
     Redwood National and State Parks
     Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
     Simple Machines: The Wedge
     Sound and Music
     Spring Peepers
     Summer Movie Spectacular, Part 1
     The Best Salesman in the World
     The Coliseum, Rome's Stadium
     The Fox and the Crow
     The Hiding Place, Part 1
     The Hiding Place, Part 2
     The Hiding Place, Part 3
     The Inuit
     The Night the Sky Cracked
     The President's Cabinet
     The Strange Plate of Cheese
     The Underground Railroad
     Theodore Roosevelt National Park
     Timber Wolf
     Venture Smith
     Welcome to Inuit, Part 1
     What Did You Touch?
     Where Do Seeds Come From?
     Who Was Sacagawea?
     Who Were the Métis?
     Whose Fault?
     Why Do We Eat Turkey on Thanksgiving?
     Why Save the Rainforests?
     Wild Turkeys
     Winter Kitten, Part 1
(Grades 6-8)
     "Dutch" Reagan
     A Brief History of Hygiene
     A Homeless Man Struggles in Brazil
     A Splinter
     A Tale of Deforestation
     Acid Rain, Go Away!
     Air Pollution
     Architectural Styles from England
     Ben Franklin: Founding Father and Inventor
     Bengal Tigers
     Biopower - the Answer to the Oil Shortage?
     Carrie Berry's Civil War Diary
     Cherokee Legend of Blowing Rock
     Comforting, Cozy Quilts
     Daniel Defoe
     Davy Crockett - Born in the Frontier
     Denali National Park
     Dinner Will Be Served at Noon
     Eduardo's Tale of Two Worlds: Gangs in Jamaica
     Electric Guitar
     Everyday Life in Victorian England
     Fossil Fuels
     Fossils Tell A Story
     Gary Paulsen
     Gary Schmidt
     George Washington's Teeth
     Going to Work in the 1800s
     Grandpa's Christmas Tree Farm
     Grandparents' Cottage
     Hermit Crabs
     Home Sweet Gingerbread Home
     How Do Ants Build Colonies?
     How Do Magnets Work?
     How Does a Cable Car Work?
     How Does a Surfboard Work?
     How Matter Changes
     How Plants Defend Themselves
     How Water Changes Earth's Surface
     How Windmills Work
     Human Impact on Earth
     Ingenuity: A Windmill for a Village
     It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a Sugar Glider!
     Jon Bohmer: The Kyoto Box
     Kathleen Karr
     Li Bing and Dujianyan
     Mystery of the Missing Gold, Part One
     Mystery of the Missing Gold, Part Two
     Natural Disasters: Disasters or Blessings?
     Naval Warfare
     Paul Fleischman
     Pencils and More Pencils!
     Perfume - The Science of Smell
     Pick a Medium, Any Medium!
     Rainforest Logging Banned in New Zealand
     Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy
     Resources- Renewable or Nonrenewable?
     Road Trip: Arizona Style!
     Safety Around the Campfire
     Sargent Claude Johnson
     Strategies for Effective Reading - Before You Read
     The Bone Fires, Part 2
     The Bone Fires, Part 3
     The Cottage
     The Eyes Have It
     The First Thanksgiving
     The Grand Ole Opry of Nashville, Tennessee
     The Haida: Eagle or Raven?
     The Hatfield and McCoy Feud
     The Inuit: People of the Ice
     The Mystery of the Strand of Pearls, Part 2
     The Petrified Forest
     The Pilgrims' Life in the New World
     The Two Fellows and a Bear
     Thomas Alva Edison - Bright Ideas
     Victoria Woodhull
     What Are Simple Machines?
     What Did the People of the Totem Pole Believe?
     What Is a "Tar Heel"?
     What Is Energy?
     What Is Sikhism?
     William Wordsworth
     You, the Consumer
(Grades 9-12)
     Arizona Is a Natural Wonderland
     Janet Bode
     The "Maine" Reason to Pick Your Teeth
     Write a Model of This Poem

(Grades 3-5)
     (E)state of Contentment
     What it Means to Be a Prince

(no assigned grade level)
     Ancient Egypt - Arts
     Ancient Egypt - History
     Camping in Acadia National Park
     Harvest Festival in Plimouth
     The Moose of Maine
(Grades 3-5)
     Argentina - Geography
     Finland - Geography
     Indonesia - Geography
     Old Hickory
     Pakistan - Geography
     Panama - Geography
     Russia - Traditions and Daily Life
     The Charter Oak
     The Space Needle
     Walnut Grove, Minnesota
(Grades 6-8)
     Mongolia - Culture
     Russia - Geography
     Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
     Spain - Culture
     Twelve Seconds That Changed the World

Finish the Story
     Backyard Explorers (Grade 2-3)
     Follow That Squirrel (Grade 2-3)
     Pine Cone Cabin (Grade 2-3)
     Fall Shots (Grade 2-3)
     Running Deer Sees a White Man (Grade 2-3)
     Bob the Gnome Gets a New Home (Grade 2-4)
     National Park Hawk (Grade 3-4)
     Runaway to Freedom (Grade 3-4)
     Raiders on Lambay (Grade 3-4)
     Here, Kitty, Kitty (Grade 3-5)
     The Leprechauns' Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     Tongue Twister Day! (Grade 3-6)
     The Mystery of the Old House (Grade 3-6)
     The Shoemaker (Grade 3-6)
     A Lucky Find (Grade 3-6)
     The Mountain Adventure (Grade 4-5)
     A Teddy Bear Picnic (Grade 4-5)
     Exploring the Park (Grade 4-5)
     Mousetrap (Grade 4-6)
     Flag Day (Grade 6-8)

What Would You Do?
     Be a Sport! (Grade 3-6)
     Jonathon Finds Two Feathers (Grade 3-6)
     Leave Those Eggs Alone! (Grade 3-6)
     Chasing Butterflies (Grade 3-6)
     Winter Woes (Grade 3-6)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     A Talking Bear Learns about Manners (Grades 1-2)
     At the Park (Grades 1-2)
     Let's Go On a Picnic! (Grades 1-2)
     Playing Outside (Grade 2)
     To Grandma's House We Go (Grade 2)
     Clean Up! (Grades 2-3)
     Half-Chick: A Tale from Spain (Grades 2-3)
     Mr. Bear and His Grapes: An African-American Tale (Grades 2-3)
     Owls (Grades 2-3)
     The Big, Wide-Mouthed Toad-Frog (Grades 2-3)
     The Ram and the Pig (Grades 2-3)
     Amare and the Game Board: An Ethiopian Tale (Grades 2-4)
     How Bear Lost His Tail: An Iroquois Legend (Grades 2-4)
     How Mr. Snail Lost His Eyes (Grades 2-4)
     Mr. Fox and Miss Crow (Grades 2-4)
     The Old Wild Goose Tries to Keep Winter from Coming (Grades 2-4)
     Turtle Goes on the Warpath: An Iroquois Tale (Grades 2-4)
     Animal Names (Grade 3)
     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)
     Thumbling: The Tale of a Tiny Boy (Grades 3-4)
     Building a New Park (Grades 3-5)
     The Origin of Disease and Medicine: A Cherokee Myth (Grades 3-5)
     The Twelve Months: A Story from Russia (Grades 3-5)
     Victor and Violet (Grade 4)
     The Good Couple and Their Bad Neighbors (Grades 4-5)
     The Poor Man and the Snake (Grades 4-5)
     Kids in a Cabin - a Lesson in Responsibility (Grades 6-8)

Reluctant Reader Books
     A Message from Rover (Grade 2-3)
     Attack on the High Seas (Grade 2-3)
     Lucky Leprechauns (Grade 2-3)
     A Weekend in the Smokies (Grade 3-4)
     Bug Off! Bizarre Bugs From Around the World (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Match the Fire Dog (Grade 3-4)
     Oops! More Wild and Wacky Sports Injuries (Grade 3-4)
     Strange but True: Wild and Wacky Sports (Grade 3-4)
     Smoke Jumpers (Grade 3-5)
     ME is for Maine (Grade 3-6)
     Ants (Grade 4-5)
     Getting to Know the Jonas Brothers (Grade 4-5)
     How I Survived the Pirate Attack (Grade 4-5)
     Wild and Wacky Color Facts (Grade 4-5)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Bear Attack (Grade 4-5)
     AR is for Arkansas (Grade 4-6)
     AZ is for Arizona (Grade 4-6)
     Dog Mushing (Grade 4-6)
     How About a Corn Snake for a Pet? (Grade 4-6)
     IA is for Iowa (Grade 4-6)
     ID is for Idaho (Grade 4-6)
     Let's Go Fly a Kite! (Grade 4-6)
     MA is for Massachusetts (Grade 4-6)
     MS is for Mississippi (Grade 4-6)
     OR is for Oregon (Grade 4-6)
     Origami (Grade 4-6)
     Roller Coasters (Grade 4-6)
     TN is for Tennessee (Grade 4-6)
     Tropical Rainforests (Grade 4-6)
     VT is for Vermont (Grade 4-6)
     Werewolves (Grade 4-6)
     WI is for Wisconsin (Grade 4-6)
     A Mythic Order Adventure (Grade 5)
     What's Behind the Mask? (Grade 5-7)
     Bringing in the New Year (Grade 5-8)
     Gargoyles (Grade 5-8)
     Let's Eat: Unusual Foods! (Grade 5-8)
     Nessie and Friends: Famous Lake Monsters (Grade 5-8)
     Pirates: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 5-8)
     The World of Skateboarding (Grade 5-8)
     Famous Cemeteries Around the World (Grade 6-8)


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