Lesson Planning Essentials for Teachers in 2018

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Lesson Planning Essentials for Teachers in 2018

In this handy guide, we’ve shared a few lesson planning essentials for the tech savvy, 21st century classroom.  If you’re ready to try some creative approaches to lesson planning in 2018, these websites will help streamline the process for you.

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Have Fun Teaching

Teacher lesson plan templates can be found everywhere, but only a few places offer quality materials.  Have Fun Teaching features dozens of plans and worksheets for many grade levels.  Many plans are free to download but they also have a paid membership that features new material everyday.  https://www.havefunteaching.com

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Google Docs

All teachers in 2018 need to be using Google Docs. This free service combines word processing, collaboration, and storage all in one place. 

Start a new lesson plan with a pre-made template, share the document with other teachers and easily get feedback.  With GoogleDocs it’s near impossible to lose files, so you’ll never run into a crisis again. https://www.google.com/docs/about/

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Common Curriculum

Next, this popular lesson planning platform allows teachers to arrange lessons on a digital calendar.  This allows them to know exactly when to introduce specific concepts to the class. If you’re working with other teachers, you can collaborate on lesson plans and make sure that your materials meet school district standards. https://www.commoncurriculum.com/

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Lesson Plan with LearnZillion

Today’s teacher lesson plan resources are smart and have the ability to gather data about student learning habits.  This allows teachers to easily tailor future lessons to meet student needs. LearnZillion in particular makes it easy for teachers to meet Common Core Standards.  It also allows administrators to see how their curriculum is being implemented across school districts. https://learnzillion.com

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Lesson Plan with ReadWorks

Strong reading skills are key to a well-rounded education, and ReadWorks offers top content for school reading. With a huge library of non-fiction books and lesson plans, building a strong curriculum has never been easier. https://www.readworks.org/

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