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.


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.

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Celebrate the Festival of Lights in your classroom! Hanukkah begins at sundown December 6.

December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

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: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

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.