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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

Back to School Headquarters
August is Back to School Month and many of you will be returning to the classroom very soon. Feeling unprepared? We have you covered! Check out our very best resources and advice for New Teachers (applicable for the new and experienced), as well as Bulletin Board ideas, Icebreakers, Open House materials, and general Classroom Management tips for a successful new school year.

Special Offers for Teachers Newsletter
Do you receive our Special Offers for Teachers newsletter? Each month, we send out FREE resources to all of our subscribers. Our next issue (August 12) features a collection of our best Back-to-School materials—that's right, sign up now and get them for free!

Discounts for Teachers
Start the new school year with cash in your pocket! We have some great ways to save money on the supplies that keep your classroom running: Money-Saving Tips for Teachers and Free & Cheap Rewards for Students. Plus, check out our Discounts for Teachers so you can save on office supplies, clothing, books, crafts and fabric, travel, and more!

August Calendar of Events
August is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Friendship Day (8/2), President Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (8/5/1930), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), International Youth Day (8/12), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (8/23), and Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

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.

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