10 Outstanding Sites for Downloading Lesson Plans

The following websites will help you make your planning easier and more rewarding, find online resources more quickly and easily, and engage and inspire your children.

Lesson Plans

Scholastic Teaching Resources and Student Activities


  • Price: FREE
  • An immense lesson database offering “timely lessons and units for all your teaching needs”. The website includes quality, up-to date preK-12 lessons covering a wide variety of subjects and themes. The teaching resource and student activities sections include a plethora of other resources such as strategies, tools, pintables, mini-books, reading response online book reviews for kids, interactive whiteboard lessons and much, much more.

NCTM Illuminations


  • Price: FREE
  • A website from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics providing high-quality, engaging mathematics lessons. The website includes a library of 105 online activities that help to make math come alive in the classroom or at home as well as a collection of 549 lessons for preK-12 math educators.

HotChalk’s Lesson Plans Page


  • Price: FREE
  • A searchable database of over 4,000 lesson plans organized by grade level including all subjects, special areas, multi-disciplinary and seasonal lessons. Science experiments and math worksheets are also available.



  • Price: FREE
  • A comprehensive lesson plan search for K-12 teachers powered by Google custom search. SqoolTech also provides free instructional videos, online books, a database of online learning games and activities, and more.



  • Price: FREE and Membership Accounts $29.99-$49.99/year
  • Teach-nology includes a lesson database of over 30,000 lesson plans, teacher tips, teacher submitted lessons, 8000 free printable worksheets, teacher tools such as rubric generators, and much more technology tools for teachers.

A to Z Teacher Stuff


  • Price: FREE
  • A to Z Teacher Stuff is a teacher-created site that provides free lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more.



  • Price: FREE
  • Features over 4000 lesson plans and classroom ideas submitted by teachers for preK-12/advanced teachers. Browse lesson plans by category, grade level, or search by keyword.

Pete’s Powerpoint Station


  • Price: FREE
  • Organized by subject and theme, Pete’s PowerPoint Station offers free presentations in PowerPoint format and free interactive online activities for kids. Free clipart, templates and materials for preK-12 teachers are also available.



  • Price: Basic $19.99/year, Everything $39.98/year
  • A teacher-created single shop for K-12 and special education educational resources. The site provides a surplus of lessons, printables, worksheet generators, readers, etc organized by subject, theme, and grade. A classbuilder online gradebook is also provided.

Lesson Planet


  • Price: Standard $39.95/year, School $29.95/year per teacher
  • A search engine for teachers including 225,000 teacher reviewed, rated, and approved lesson plans and 75,000 worksheets. Browse these innovative lessons and ideas by subject, grade, rating, teaching method, etc. Other web-based teacher tools are available including a lesson maker, newsletter maker, and online storage.

Use any other websites to find great, free lesson plans? Please share!

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