As a teacher, it seems like the quest for teaching materials is never ending. On a teacher’s salary it’s hard to provide everything your students need. Fortunately, there are many online sites with free lesson plans, worksheets and more. These are some of the best free online sites for teachers.
A to Z Teacher Stuff
On atozteacherstuff.com, you will find lessons categorized by grade level, theme and subject. In addition, there is a section for worksheets, printable books, nameplates and so much more. There’s also a tip section where teacher’s post ideas for things such as bathroom use. This may seem silly to some, but with 30 or more kids, it is important to have good bathroom procedures. There’s also a forum for those who want feedback or to discuss any ideas.
Super Teacher Worksheet
At superteacherworksheets.com, there’s a printable for everything imaginable. It’s nice to have some extra curriculum different than the school curriculum. This site is especially valuable for those teachers who have students at many different levels. For those who do not like worksheets, there are also printable manipulatives like fraction bars, graphic organizers and printable money.
Although scholastic.com has a store to buy books and other resources, it also has a lot of free resources too. There is a search engine to find specific lessons. Or one can simply browse lesson plans by grade level, subject or theme. For those with Smartboards or other interactive white boards, there is a whole section of games and activities to display on your interactive white boards. There are many printables, usually in PDF form, with fun and unique material.
If you are interested in creating a website, yet don’t have the know how or the money, then go to filamentality.com. It is extremely simple to start a new page and it even has a step by step online guide to help you. In the past, I have used this site to make a hotlist of educational online activities for my class.
Find a whole set of templates at educationworld.com. Find graphic organizers, awards, holiday worksheets and icebreakers. There also a lesson plan section, and a special area to encourage technology integration in the classroom. Additionally, find suggestions on classroom management and news on education.
Read Write Think
Readwritethink.org has a plethora of resources. Along with lesson plans and printables, there is an interactive tool with online activities for kids. There are games, writing tools and inquiry based activities. In addition, there are entire units and recurring lesson ideas. There is a area for professional development and even a parent-afterschool resource section.
Internet 4 Classrooms
internet4classrooms.com is my go-to site for online demonstrations, lessons and games. This is a great site to use to make a hotlist of activities for kids during computer time. These activities are also good on an interactive white board. My favorite area on this website is the links for PreK to 12. Select a grade level, subject area and then specific skill to work on. Then, be taken to many links for games and activities.
Over the years, these online teacher sites have been very helpful to me, and my students.