Top Resources for Lesson Planning

by admin on Mar 13, 2013


Lesson planning takes time, and sometimes, lots of it. Whether you’re a new teacher or seasoned veteran, planning activities and instruction requires thoughtful and thorough preparation. And thankfully, the Internet offers a wealth of useful information to help educators create dynamic, engaging, and educationally effective lesson plans.

Online Resources for Lesson Planning

  • The What a great name for a site that’s dedicated to providing teachers with an abundance of useful resources. Printable worksheets, message boards, collaboration projects, and even a book nook are available to educators, and for free!
  • FREE: Federal Resources for Educational Excellence makes is easy to find teaching and learning resources for every subject imaginable. The “Subject Map” provides easy navigation and direct access to materials.
  • Here you’ll find an array of classroom resources for grades K-12 in addition to printouts, mobile apps, and much more.
  • PBS offers teachers a comprehensive assortment of lessons plans for grades K-12 along with information about professional development courses and a forum for teachers to share ideas and discuss what’s going on in their classrooms.
  • TeachersFirst: This site is written and maintained by experienced teachers so all materials are provided by the pros. You’ll find units, lessons and professional resources that are designed to help educators find materials quickly and easily.
  • Microsoft: Even Microsoft has a site dedicated to helping educators plan exciting and engaging lessons for their students. Materials are organized by grade, class period, scenario, and subject matter. Some lessons are quite unique and offer teachers a chance to experiment with their instruction.
  • NCTE: The National Council for Teachers of English is devoted to helping English teachers make the most efficient use of their limited time by providing a wealth of “classroom-tested” resources.
  • Library of Congress: The LOC provides educators with “teacher-created, classroom-tested lesson plans using primary sources from the Library of Congress.” Materials are organized by topic and era for easy navigation and usability.

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