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Now that you have your state standards and curriculum units in a sequential order you can start your daily lesson plans for each unit.  You will design the specific activities you will use to get students to understand and apply what they have learned. Because you will have a diverse body of students with different academic and personal experiences this collection of lesson plans will help to differentiate your delivery.

“Teaching is the highest form of understanding.” Aristotle














Lesson Plans Galore

Assessment Resources

·       See Cindy’s Assessment Page

·       Align Assessments with Objectives

·       Interactive Notebook

·       How Different Types of Knowledge Are Assessed

·       Formative Assessments

·       Video on Writing Multiple Choice Questions


Lesson Planning Resources

Be Sure to incorporate Instructional Strategies in your Lesson Plan Delivery


·       Five Common Mistakes in Writing Lesson Plans

·       Strategies for Effective Lesson Planning

·       The Importance of Lesson Planning

·       Using Media Education

·       Lesson Planning & Ideas

·       Collection of Graphic Organizers

·       EEI Lesson Plan Template with Instructions

·       Learn to Learn Study Guides


Don’t forget to Differentiate

·       Pieces of Learning Products

·       Academic Diversity

·       What is Differentiated Instruction



Every lesson plan starts with your state standards.  Ensure the activities you chose align to your standards.




·       Grammar with an Attitude

·       Woodward English

·       Great Audiobooks

·       Virginia English & Reading

·       Guide to Grammar and Writing

·       How to Write a 5 Paragraph Essay

·       Literacy in the Digital Age

·       Analyze Characters

·       Autobiography, Biography

·       American Rhetoric

·       Introduction to Poetry

·       Poetry Devices

·       Poetry Lesson Plans

·       Music, Songs & Lyrics – Great for poetry

·       Popular Music to Teach Poetry Devices

·       Rap Genius Rhyme Types

·       Poetic Devices in Poetry

·       Remembering Maya Angelou

·       Writing with Writers

·       Music is Poetry

·       Interactive Raven

·       Edgar Allan Poe Lesson Plans

·       Language Arts Lesson Plan Books

·       Movie Based English Literature

·       Vocabulary Word Lesson Ideas

·       Vocabulary Worksheets

·       Ideas for Greek & Latin Words

·       Reading Comprehension

·       Shakespeare is Hip Hop

·       Scarlett Letter & Several Novels

·       20 Vocabulary Lesson Plans

·       Greek & Latin Root Word Games

·       Brainstorming using Six Facets of Understanding

·       National Center of Literacy in Education

·       Teach English with Technology

·       Read-Write-Think

·       The Importance of Shakespeare

·       Arizona Math & English Instructional Resources

·       English Worksheets & Handouts

Integrate Social Studies in English

·       Booker T Washington

·       Lincoln & Douglass

·       Reading Comprehension on Douglass

·       African American Voices

·       Douglass on Lincoln Video

·       Douglass – From Slave to Abolitionist

·       Compare Contrast Lincoln & Douglass


Math Resources for a Math Teacher’s Toolbox

·       HotChalk Math

·       Illuminations

·       National Library of Math Manipulatives

·       Math is Power 4 You

·       Mathematics through Nutrition

·       Cyberchase

·       MathChimp – Math Games, Videos & Worksheets

·       Interactive Math Lessons

·       Math Bell Work

·       Six Facets of Understanding in Math

·       Common Core Standards – Math Expectations

·       Math Games

·       NCES Kid Zone

·       Loads of Math Lessons & Games

·       NCTM Classroom Resources

·       Math & Technology in the Classroom

·       Real World Math Activities

·       NRICH Enriching Mathematics

·       Interactivate Math Activities

·       Arizona Math & English Instructional Resources

·       Math Consultant Support Teaching Mathematics

·       Math Videos

·       Native American Geometry

·       Generate Math Worksheets and Tests

·       GeoGebra – Dynamic Mathematics Software

·       Great Math Links

·       More Great Math Links

·       Online Graphing Calculator

·       Free Math Worksheets

·       Common Core Sheets

Math Assessments

·       Blooms Math Questions

·       Geometry Assessments

·       Math Quizzes




Social Studies

·       National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies

·       Interactive Maps

·       Maps of the World

·       War Lesson Plans

·       World-o-logy Maps

·       Timeline of World War II

·       Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century

·       More Interactive Maps

·       Social Studies’ Teacher Website

·       Tax History Museum

·       History of American Agriculture

·       Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

·       Documenting the American South

·       Teach US History

·       Arizona PBS Learning Media

·       Ken Burn’s THE WAR

·       Historical Atlas

·       Social Study Lesson Plans

·       Social Studies Syllabus

·       Strategies for Reading Comprehension in Social Studies

·       History Chalk Talk

·       Smithsonian History and Culture


Social Studies Assessments

·       Assessing Students’ Learning



·       Science Spot

·       The Science of Football – Great math formulas too

·       STEM Teacher Center


Physical Education

·       K-12 PE Unit and Lesson Plans

·       Middle School Lesson Plans

·       Let’s Cook – Healthy Foods


Foreign Language

·       Spanish4Teachers

·       Spanish Lesson Plans



Career & Technical Education

All content areas should integrate career & college relevancy in each and every lesson plan


Business & Finance

·       National Business Standards

·       Financial Education

·       Several Business Lesson Plans

·       Tonya Skinner Business Education

·       Financial Literacy Skills

·       Virtual Business – Retailing Lesson Plans

·       Business Management Curriculum

·       How to Write Business Letters

·       Best Practices in Teaching Economics

·       Why Contracts and Laws are Important

·       Real Estate, Math and Financial Literacy

·       40 Shop & Retail Lessons

·       Guide Student’s Credit Future


Education & Career Action Plans (ECAP)

Career & College Ready Starts HERE

·       Arizona ECAP

·       9-12 ECAP Lesson Plans

·       Understanding Taxes

·       Quintessential – Great site to create lessons on resumes, cover letters, interviews etc.

·       Sample Resumes

·       Career Test

·       Fifty Standard Interview Questions

·       CTE Lesson Plans

·       Resume with Little Experience

·       Teach Students how to be Organized



Varied Disciplines

·       K-12 Core Lesson Plans

·       Alabama Learning Exchange – Lesson plans for all subjects

·       Teacher Vision Lesson Plans

·       Several Subject Area Lesson Plans

·       Open Learn Activities

·       Government Information for Kids

·       Teachnology

·       Classroom Video Projects

·       Common Core Lesson Plans – Math, Science & English


Incarcerated Student Resources – Yes education continues while incarcerated which includes those being charged as adults.

·       Merging Two Worlds

·       Background Checks on Job Searches

·       How Felons Get Jobs

·       Financial Aid for Felons

·       Center for Alternative Settings

·       Words Unlocked


Lessons for Military Students

·       Military Kids Connect