Lesson planning is an important part of our work as teachers and educators. We design lesson plans to help us with the organization of our teachable content and to optimize our students learning. As I argued elsewhere, the anatomy of a good and effective lesson plan includes elements such as introduction (covers goals and objectives, topic of the lesson, duration, overview) body (covers teachable content), procedural section (covers teaching strategies and materials needed), assessment (covers activities that check for students understanding such as quizzes, exit tickets, questionnaires, etc), and closure (wraps up the whole lesson).
In today’s post, I am sharing with you this collection of websites where you can access and download pre-made lesson plans. You will basically have access to various lesson plan templates that you can easily download, customize, and share. I invite you to check them out and share with us (@educatorstech) if you have other suggestions to add to the list.
Canva, the popular design platform, offers a wide range of ready-made lesson plan templates that you can personalize the way you want. You simply type in ‘Lesson Plan’ in the search box and browse through the collections there. You will find numerous lesson plan samples with different styles and layouts.
Pick the one you want and open it in Canva editor where you can start editing it. You can insert images, add shapes and icons, add symbols and numerous text fonts, and many more. Once your lesson plan is ready you can save and download it in different formats including PDF.
Similar to Canva, Adobe Express offers a huge collection of pre-made lesson plans to download. All of these templates are customizable allowing you to edit them to your liking. You can change background, text fonts, color schemes, annotations, images, and any aspect of the template you do not like.
‘All of the basic functions and features of this powerful design platform are free. And Adobe Express is cloud-based, so you can sign in to your account anywhere and modify your saved lesson plans on almost any Internet-enabled device.’
Vennage has this awesome collection of lesson plans to download and use in your teaching. These resources are arranged into different categories including: Math lesson plans, English lesson plans, History lesson plans, Art lesson plans, Preschool lesson plans, Kindergarten lesson plans, Elementary lesson plans, Middle school lesson plans, elearning lesson plans, High school lesson plans, and Simple Lesson Plans.
GooDocs offers a wide variety of professionally designed lesson plans to download and use in your instruction. Templates are available in Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, among others. Filter your search by format to easily locate the template you want. A sample of lesson plan templates there include: Single subject lesson plan, Special lesson plan, Printable lesson plan, Preschool lesson plan, Standard teachers lesson plan, Basic drawing lesson plan, Teachers daily lesson plan, and many more.
Teacher Planet is another website that provides access to a wide range of pre-designed lesson plans to download and use in your class. There are Daily lesson plan templates, Unit plan templates, Monthly lesson plan templates, Weekly lesson plan templates, Common Core Templates, ESL lesson plan templates, Physical education lesson plan templates, Social studies lesson plan templates, Language arts lesson plan templates, High school lesson plan templates, and many more.
Teachnology offers a huge library of lesson plans and free printable worksheets. Lesson plans are arranged into the following categories: Arts and Humanities, Emergency Plans For Teachers, Computing & Web Quests, Countries and Continents, Music Education, Physical Education, English As Second Language, Social Studies, Special Education, Interdisciplinary, Vocational Education, English Language Arts, World Languages, Literature, Teacher Time Savers, and more.
Study.com provides access to a wide range of lesson plan templates and other teaching materials. These templates include ‘essential elements like standards, learning objectives, materials, activities, and extensions for learning. Get a head start on creating effective, engaging lessons and help your students stay on track with printable lesson plan templates created by experienced teachers!’
Education.com has an entire section for lesson plans. You can search these resources by grade (e.g., Preschool to grade 8), by subject (e.g., Fine arts, Math, Reading & Writing, Science, Social studies, Typing, etc), and by standard (e.g., Common Core). Browse through the collections and when you find the lesson plan that interests you click to read an overview about it. The download option is only available for registered members.