Free, online resources for lesson ideas

Stuck in a teaching rut? Use one of these resources to find creative, engaging classroom activities and lesson plans! Find out the best ways to use websites such as Pinterest, Enchanted Learning, Teachers Pay Teachers, Read Write Think, and Teach 123 to make your lessons more engaging. No matter how long you've been teaching, it's always a good idea to look out for fresh classroom activities. Check out one of these resources today!

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    Pinterest is one fo the hottest collaborative tools on the web, but did you know it has strong applications for teaching? One easy way to utilize Pinterest is browse through the education category and pin your favorite lesson ideas. However, I've one of the most effective ways to use this resource is to create a group board and invite your team teachers to be part of that board. This way, you have an easy, efficient way to share and organize classroom activities! 

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    Enchanted Learning has great activities for a wide variety of subjects and grade levels. While you have to pay a monthly subscription fee for most materials, this site offers certain activities for free. (Try to see if you can get your school to pay for a subscription...EVERY teacher will use it!) Enchanted Learning shines with graphic organizers and worksheets; they are  clear, connect to the content, and engaging!

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    Homepage - ReadWriteThink

    This website provides educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction. One of this resource's strongest features is that it organizes lesson plans by objective. Lesson plan formats vary by school district, but you would be hard-pressed to find a format that does not require an objective! Some objectives include phonics, digital literacy, comprehension, and text structure, ensuring that your activity is aligned to educational content. 

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  4. link Completed - An Open Marketplace for Original Lesson Plans and Other Teaching Resources -- 500,000+ free and priced teaching resources created by teachers for download including lesson plans, unit plans, novel studies, and more! Sign up for the website's email subscription to receiver additional free downloads. This resource will not only save you time and provide you with creative lessons but it also supports your fellow teachers :)<br><br>

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    Teach123 - tips for teaching elementary school

    Teacher blogs have become the hottest new way for teachers to share ideas. You can&nbsp;easily&nbsp;find a blogger that relates to your subject and grade level. One of my personal favorites is Teach 123; Michelle has a wide array of engaging, creative lesson ideas that have been tried out in her actual classroom. While some of her content is priced, she offers a TON of free classroom materials and lessons for her readers. Check out Teach 123 and other great blogs today!&nbsp;

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    Reading A-Z: The online reading program with downloadable books to print and assemble

    Award-winning reading solution with thousands of leveled readers, lesson plans, worksheets and assessments to teach guided reading, reading proficiency and comprehension to K-5 students. In addition, it &nbsp;offers resources and lessons that connect to the new Common Core Standards. This would be a great website for students who finish their work early to visit.

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