Common core lesson plan templates

Swiftform have created a lesson plan template, that educators can use to create and fill out lesson plans with a professional design for their math, science and english courses, and then download them in PDF or MS Word format with a single click.



Mend my Broken Heart – A Valentine’s lesson idea on Addition and Subtraction


This activity is also perfect for matching coins & their values, contractions with the words they correlate to, etc.


A surprising lesson about listening to your inner gosling … “That is not a good idea”

That is not a good idea

That is not a good idea

Mo Willems

One day, a very hungry fox meets a very plump goose.
A dinner invitation is offered.
Will dinner go as planned? Or do the dinner plans involve a secret ingredient . . . ?
(Don’t forget to listen to the baby geese!)
From the brilliant mind of Mo Willems comes a surprising lesson about listening to your inner gosling.

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Lemony Snicket – discussion questions, vocabulary activities, writing activities, character studies, and cross-curricular activities

Lemony Snicket is the pen name of American novelist Daniel Handler. Snicket is the author of several children’s books, serving as the narrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events (his best-known work) and appearing as a character within the series.

Even reluctant readers find all of the books fun to read. They are told with such an offbeat sense of humour. The stories are mysterious, but they are soothing in that the plot is predictable, the writing is informal and the characters are very simple. Lemony Snicket has very cleverly titled his books using alliteration: There is a wonderful use of language, and the books are a pleasure to read aloud.

Incorporate the books into your classroom curriculum with these discussion questions, vocabulary activities, writing activities, character studies, and cross-curricular activities to supplement and enhance your teaching.  =>

My Place in History

My place in history is a free web-based program providing interactive activities and resources which place history in context with each student’s own family background.My place in history


Fiction activities for Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl

by Eoin Colfer

Twelve-year-old villain, Artemis Fowl, is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. His bold and daring plan is to hold a leprechaun to ransom. But he’s taking on more than he bargained for.

Are you looking for activities to teach Artemis Fowl?

Here’s our collection ….

Questions (by Eoin Colfer)
Deciphering the Booke of the People A differentiated resource looking at fairy language and how to decipher it.
Quiz (by Eoin Colfer)
Weighing the evidence
Artemis Fowl Quiz (by Eoin Colfer)
The setting
Produce a newspaper front page for the People’s Paper about the robbery. Ideally to be done on-screen.
Homework tasks
How well do you know the characters?
Reading Unit
A starter activity focusing on the laws of the land.
Games and puzzles
Style of language
Online Trivia Quiz
Making connections with the characters pdf
Online Trivia Quiz 2
Use the information you have about Artemis to write a police report.
Activities for Schools
Lesson plans

Find them here –

Happy Teachers Day – Celebrating Teacher appreciation week

Teachers need all the appreciation they can get. What a marvelous job they do – far beyond just teaching the curriculum subjects, which of course keep expanding every year!

I have gathered together resources for celebrating this week – Teacher Appreciation week. There are craft ideas, printables, ideas for gifts, and lots of other bits and pieces. You can find them here =>