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Education World's Work Sheet Library includes hundreds of free printables for use across the grades and across the curriculum. You will find a sampling of our printables below. Visit our Work Sheet Library for a complete selection.

Worksheets from
The Critical Thinking Co.

Non-Poisonous Snakes
Figure out the shape of the snakes cage and then complete the picture of the snake. (Grades K-2)
Learning About Antarctica
Find 8 errors in this brief article about Antarctica. (Grades 3-5)
Rhyme and Reason (#1)
Can you figure out the subjects of these rhymes? (Grades 6-8)

Every-Day Edits
Primary Edits
Animals A to Z: Ladybug.
Ele-Middle Edits
The Eiffel Tower, Alabama, Kwanzaa

Writing Bug
Story Starter
Write new holiday lyrics for a familiar holiday tune.

Coloring Calendar
December Calendar
Plus 25 ideas for using the learning calendar.

Build a Fab Vocab
Vocab-u-lous! Activity
Words that begin with N.

Hunt the Fact Monster
Primary Hunt
December hunt #2
Ele-Middle Hunt
Hunt #14

Math Cross Puzzle
Math Puzzle # 23
Review #9 (measurement)

Geography A to Z
Places That Begin With the Letter A
Can you name all seven places?

More Printables
Work Sheets from TLS Books
Two dozen freebies created just for Ed World.
Work Sheets from Teacher Created Materials
100+ printables for all subjects, grades.
Phonics Word Search Puzzles
A puzzle a week all school year long.
Sudoku Puzzles
Challenge students with number fun.
Work Sheet Library
See our entire library of free printables.

Learn About Decembers Multicultural Holidays
Do your students celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Three Kings Day? Maybe they celebrate St. Lucia Day or Ramadan. Chances are your class includes students who observe more than one of those events. Whether that is the case or not, December offers great opportunities for teaching about our multicultural world. Included: Handfuls of timely teaching lessons and resources.

Celebrate National Inclusive Schools Week
Ideas for recognizing this special week, December 6-10.

Whiteboards Stimulate Student Learning
Start with a clean slate -- introduce mini-whiteboards to your classroom. Students love working on their own whiteboards; and it's a great way to keep an entire class actively involved in a lesson. Education World offers five lessons to engage students in learning with whiteboards. Included: Tips from whiteboard users, plus whiteboard alternatives.


Challenge your middle-grades and high-school students to build a fabulous vocabulary. (Grades 5-12)

More Timely Lesson Ideas
Word Wall Active-ities
Following Directions Lessons
Teaching About Thanksgiving Then and Now
Native American Heritage Month
Fifty States, Five Lessons
Bullying Awareness Lessons

Lesson Plan of the Day
See lesson plans posted on recent days:
Mondays Lesson of the Day
Reading an essay about teen issues inspires reflective writing about ones own life. (Grades 6-12)
Tuesdays Lesson of the Day
Conduct interviews with historic figures in a TV talk-show format. (Grades 3-12)
Wednesdays Lesson of the Day
This powerful activity will help bury students I cant thoughts.
Thursdays Lesson of the Day
Students locate dictionary guide words in this timed team game.
Fridays Lesson of the Day
Stuck indoors? Set up a net, blow up a balloon, and play balloon volleyball.
See more Lesson Plans of the Day.

Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks Math Games With Joanne and Jane
This week: Squeeze Play teaches place value.

Friday Fun
Adapt this active game for any math skill you are currently teaching.

Learning Game of the Week
Puzzle game promotes thinking skills and cooperation.

Vicki Cobbs Show-Biz Science
Create a "properties of light" holiday display.

From Our
Early Childhood
Activity Bank

Celebrating Decembers Special Days
Sharing Dreidels
Make a Kwanzaa Drum
Make a Dreidel
Nifty Necklaces Celebrate Kwanzaa
Perfect Piatas
Joyful Jars (Ramadan)
Delightful Diyas (Diwali)
Las Posadas Cookies
Make an Edible Menorah
Kwanzaa Fruits

From the Learning Machine
Explore the coolest resources on the Web.
From the Science Machine
Use Kinetic City to explore the topics of biology, the body, fitness, and health. (Grades 3-5)
From the Reading Machine
Hugo Cabret: Write Your Own Word and Picture Stories reinforces writing. (Grades 3-8)
From the Math Machine
Multiplication Mystery is a fun Web site for teaching factors and multiplication. (Grades 3-5)

Teacher-Submitted Lesson Plans
Teacher Lesson #1
Students "discover" the concept of volume.
Teacher Lesson #2
Students earn bonus quiz points for following foreign-language directions.
Teacher Lesson #3
Learning about the life and poems of Emily Dickinson (birth date: December 10).

More Lesson Ideas
Sudoku Puzzles
Book Report Makeover
Backpack-tivities (Homework Activities)
Technology Lesson Plans

Bulletin Boards That Teach
The Gift of a Helping Hand -- Celebrate the spirit of giving with this December bulletin board.

5-Minute Fillers
Volume 36.

Month of Fun: December
See some timely, fun, and educational Web resources for kids:
Explore Mars Game (Grades 3-6)
SAT Vocabulary Matching Game (Grades 9-12)
Mark Twain Word Search Puzzle (Grades 6-12)
Hanukkah Online Dreidel Game (Grades 3-8)
Candy Cane Coloring Page (Grades PreK-1)
Christmas Around the World Matching Game (Grades 5-12)
Funny Fill-In: A Holiday Letter (Grades 3-6)

Just for This Month!
See our December Month of Fun, December Word Search, and December Coloring Calendar. PLUS! Create your own work sheets for this months holidays and special days.

Best Books for Teaching About…

Each week, Education World presents our Editors Choices for the best books for teaching about popular classroom themes. Check out our choices and add your own recommendations to the Readers Voices section of this weeks themed booklists.

Best Books for Teaching About...Fables

Best Books for Teaching About...Ancient History

See more great books for students and classroom teaching themes.

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