Category Archives: Lesson Plans

K-12 Paired Reading Passages & Questions Sets

K-12 Paired Reading Passages & Questions Sets from ReadWorks

ReadWorks is a great website to find reading comprehension passages.  With a searchable database you can find resources for K-12 students in different genres and Lexile levels.  ReadWorks has a special section of their site dedicated to paired passages.  These nonfiction and fiction passages are include questions based on both passages.  It’s a terrific option for teachers looking for short passages that connect to one another. In addition to paired passages… Read Article →

8 Pinterest Pages for Math Teachers

8 Pinterest Pages for Math Teachers

Pinterest is a fantastic resource for teachers.  With tons of searchable activities and lesson plans it’s the perfect place to go to gather ideas for your classroom.  Here’s a list of Pinterest pages for math teachers: Math Games  On this collaborative math games board you’ll find hundreds of pins for a variety of math games. There are holiday themed choices as well as printable activities. Geometry Activities This board from Mr. Elementary… Read Article →

Modern Chalkboard SMART Board Resource for Teachers 1

Modern Chalkboard SMART Board Resource for Teachers

Modern Chalkboard is a fantastic resource for teachers with SMART Boards.  This website includes over 100 SMART Board Notebooks lessons on a variety of subjects.  Designed for teachers in Kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms, there are SMART Board lessons for math, ELA, science and social studies.  All of the lessons are Notebook files that are compatible with SMART Boards. Teachers can download from Modern Chalkboard’s large collection of professionally created SMART Board Notebook… Read Article →

Super Teacher Worksheets Online PDF Resource for Elementary Teachers

Super Teacher Worksheets: Online PDF Resource for Elementary Teachers

Super Teacher Worksheets is a website full of printable resources for elementary teachers.  It contains over 10,000 PDFs and their team adds new ones each week for kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms.  In addition to worksheets, they also have math games, early literacy mini-books, flashcards, reading comprehension articles and stories, and holiday crafts and puzzles. With Super Teacher Worksheets teachers can make their own classroom newsletters, calendars, word search puzzles, crossword puzzles, math activities,… Read Article →

Free Animal Preservation Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources From We Are Teachers 2

Free Animal Preservation Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources From We Are Teachers

The folks at We Are Teachers have released new animal preservation lesson plans, printables and teaching resources.  These totally free teaching tools are great choices for combining high interest topics with informational text, social studies, and science instruction.  Before leaving the classroom to focus on professional development trainings and writing about education technology, I taught in a magnet school for environmental stewardship.  I know how these powerful topics resonate with young learners… Read Article →

HMH Marketplace: Connecting Edtech Startups and Educators

Earlier this month Houghton Mifflin Harcourt launched HMH Marketplace, an online destination for educators to discover, share and sell resources. To mark the launch and encourage innovation amongst educators, the company is hosting Curious Classroom, an online contest for teachers.  The contest is designed to spotlight effective and original resources that have fostered curiosity in the classroom. To enter, educators are invited to submit a short, simple video showcasing their… Read Article →

Zoom In Assessment Tools

Zoom In: 18 Free History Lessons with Primary Sources

The Zoom In online platform features 18 skill-focused, document-rich lessons that address every era of U.S. history. Each interactive inquiry engages students in reading documents closely, gathering evidence, and writing an argumentative or explanatory essay. Rich primary and secondary texts are at the core of Zoom In lessons, giving voice to multiple perspectives on key moments in U.S. history. Speeches, letters, political cartoons, oral histories, audio recordings, photographs and essays by… Read Article →

Teachwise Inspire: Teacher-Reviewed Lesson Plans & PD Resources

Teachwise Inspire is an online tool for educators that provides easy, affordable access to classroom resources and professional development on-demand. For a low monthly cost, members can access tens of thousands of teacher-reviewed, teacher-approved K-12 content that is aligned to the Common Core Standards and connected to curriculum goals. There are also professional development videos and coursework included, ranging from pedagogy to classroom management tips.  ….. After numerous conversations with… Read Article →

Entrepreneurship in Action with Free Lesson Plans from Cashtivity

Cashtivity is an fantastic online platform for entrepreneurship education and project-based learning.  This year I’ve had the opportunity to contribute lesson plans to Cashtivity’s new Campus section of their website.  These lesson plans compliment the Cashtivity platform and were designed to help teachers integrate the business building tool into their school day.  …. One lesson plan I’ve designed for Cashtivity is titled Creating a Business Plan: Financial Math.  In this lesson students will create a… Read Article →

Promote Collaboration with Free Lesson Plans from Cashtivity

Earlier this summer I shared Cashtivity, an engaging platform for entrepreneurship education and project-based learning.  I’ve had the opportunity to contribute lesson plans to Cashtivity’s new Campus section of their website.  These lesson plans compliment the Cashtivity platform and were designed to help teachers integrate the business building tool into their school day.  …. One lesson plan I’ve designed for Cashtivity is titled Brainstorming: Conversing and Collaborating About New Ideas.   In this… Read Article →