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Lesson Planning Forms and Resources

Male teacher with books  Keep your students engaged and learning, with these lesson-planning resources and forms. They will help you organize activities and lessons for your classroom. You'll learn a variety of effective teaching methods, how to communicate successfully with parents, subject-specific lesson-planning ideas, and different methods of assessment. You'll also find printable forms to hand out to your students.

Slideshows

Discover helpful tips and lessons in these slideshows, which are a unique was of displaying text and images.

Forms & Permission Slips

Print out these helpful forms to give to your students.

Assessment Tools

Assessment isn't just about report cards; use these assorted evaluation tools for any subject.

Bulletin Boards

Display your current unit on a bulletin board so your students have a visual reminder of their lessons.

Professional Development

The best way to keep your students learning is to keep learning yourself

Teaching Methods

Introduce a variety of teaching methods into your classroom and see which ones your students respond to most positively.

Parent Contact Resources

Parents can help you plan for a successful school year.

Printable Books

These printable books are an invaluable tool. All of the lessons for a theme are already collected for you!

Providing for a Substitute Teacher

Ensure that your substitute has everything she needs for a successful day with your students.

Subject-Specific Lesson Planning

Find lessons and activities for every subject, holiday, and major topic.

Highlights

Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World War I Began (7/28/1914) and Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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