7 Great Websites That Offer Lesson Plans to Teachers

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This post was last updated in January 2022

In today's post I am sharing with you this collection of some of my favourite websites that provide free lesson plans to teachers.  Using these platforms you will be able to  access a wide variety of lesson plans and several other teaching materials to use in your instruction.  Next time you are looking for some inspirational ideas to help you build effective less plans, these resources are absolutely a great place to start with.

1- LearnZillion

‘LearnZillion offers a free and growing Math and English Language curriculum that has been developed by expert teachers directly from the Common Core State Standards. Thousands of exceptional lessons for teaching or learning the new standards. You don't have to start from scratch anymore.’

2- Share My Lesson

Share My Lesson provides ‘high-quality and effective lessons, useful information to use in the classroom and professional development. As of 2017, Share My Lesson has 1 million members, more than 400,000 Toddler - Grade 12 resources which have been downloaded more than 12 million times.’

3- Open Education Resources (OER) Commons 

‘Open Education Resources (OER) Commons is a platform that provides open access to a wide variety of open educational resources that are either in the public domain or are licensed under Creative Commons.  These resources include things such as :’ full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.’

4- Lesson Planet

 Lesson Planet allows teachers to search for, discover, and share standard-correlated lesson plan resources. Teachers can search over 400.000 online lesson-planning resources reviewed and rated by a team of credentialed teachers. Lesson Planet also provides worksheets, presentations, educational videos and several other good materials to use in your class.

5- CommonLit

CommonLit, though it does not provide lesson plans as the previous platforms, but is still a great website where teachers can have access to a wide variety of materials to use in their teaching.’CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 5-12’

6- ReadWriteThink

This is one of our favourite websites for student interactives and educational web based tools. ReadWrtiteThink also has a section for lesson plans that contains over 600 lesson plans from standard lessons to mini lessons.

7- TEDEd

TEDEd provides both a tool to use for creating lesson plans based on TED Ed or YouTube video lessons and is also a library of lesson plans created by other teachers and educators. It features over 200.000 lessons organized and searchable by category from Arts to Social studies.