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No-Prep Teacher Resources for Language Arts

Updated on December 23, 2015
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Rosie was an elementary school teacher for 13 years, teaching grades 3-5. She is now a Library Media Specialist in an elementary school.

No-Prep Teacher Resources

No-prep teacher resources are essential in today's educational settings. Teachers have little time, if any at all, for planning during the work day. Even after hours, teachers spend an enormous amount of time grading papers and completing paperwork. This is why no-prep teaching resources are valuable to them.

Below I have highlighted no-prep teacher resources that will save teachers valuable time while providing hours of meaningful instruction in the area of language arts.

No-Prep Chapter Book Activities

Promoting reading is key to success in school and in life. Teachers are always trying to find ways to get students to read and to read for meaning. Here is a fabulous collection of ready-made printable materials that promote reading in upper-elementary and middle grades.

This collection includes activities that cover the topics below:

5 Story Elements Bookmarks
Favorites Bookmarks
Beginning, Middle, End, Rating Bookmarks
Plot/Theme Bookmarks
Design a Book Jacket
Create a Wordsearch
Comicstrip Scene
Letter From a Character
Word Illustrations
First, Then, Next, Finally...
Who, What, When...
Story Map
Story Setting Signs
Character Thoughts
Character Postcard
Character Haiku
Character Venn Diagram


Writing Task Cards

Writing task cards prompt students to include essential elements in their writing. Students can focus on one card with each writing assignment, without feeling overwhelmed. In the end, they will accumulate a number of skills that will vastly improve their writing.

Included in this set are:

 12 writing task cards
 4 blank cards
 Suggestions for use

Created for grades 3, 4, and 5.
Common Core Standards:

5-Week Reading Packet

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 5 Week Reading Packet: This activity packet is designed to last 5 weeks but could easily be adapted to a shorter period of time. The reading could be done in school or at home. Some or all of the activities could be used along with the reading.

In this packet you will find the following contents:

Reading Guide, Book Clues, Week 1 Chapter Questions,chapter 2-8 with answers, Week 2 Chapter Questions,chapter 9-16 with answers, Week 3 Chapter Questions,chapter 17-23 with answers, Week 4 Chapter Questions,chapter 24-30 with answers

Character Scramble, On the River Maze, Quote Clues, The Factory Wordsearch
Choose a Room to Design, Book List for Students, Story Bookmark, Bookmarks to Color
Design a Golden Ticket, Drawing Characters

30 Fun End of the Year Awards for Students

Make the end of the year special by awarding every student in your class a unique award! In this packet, you will find 30 unique awards that are ready to print. Simply add the student’s name, the date and your signature! Pictured below are some of the awards you will find in this packet.


Guide Words Made Easy

Great way to teach guide words through hands-on activities. Use popsicle sticks and these self-guided activities. Perfect for centers in the classroom or library. Contains 3 activities, one to be used with 30 popsicle sticks for hands-on manipulation (ability to stack words).

Multiplication Methods

This book contains the following:
3 Posters displaying the 3 methods of multiplication
(traditional, box, and lattice)
3 Sets of practice problems for each method
3 Answer pages for practice problems showing all work
1 Page describing the benefits of each method, my own experiences with 4th graders teaching all of these methods, and a link to a video I made showing students/teachers how to do each method.

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    • Rosie writes profile image

      Rosie writes 22 months ago from Virginia

      Thanks cygnetbrown! I frequently browse and use TPT resources and find them very useful. You are absolutely right; these resources would be great for the homeschooling parent as well!

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      Cygnet Brown 22 months ago from Springfield, Missouri

      These are excellent resources for teachers. They look like they might also be good resources for the homeschooling parent.