5 Useful Places To Find Online Lesson Plans

online lesson plansWhether you’re in need of a little help with a new lesson you’re trying to master or simply looking to find out what other teachers are doing around the world, the internet is a wonderful place to turn. So if you’re searching for online lesson plans, Edudemic has you covered.

We’ve been looking into this kinda stuff for literally years upon years and can recommend the following five sources of online lesson plans. Some are free, some aren’t, it’s worth checking each out (and reading our description of course) to see which fits your needs.

NOTE: click the title of each site below to view the site. Sometimes our links don’t seem super obvious.

Teachers Pay Teachers

Probably one of the better known sites, Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace for teachers to buy and sell their lesson plans. More than just plain old resource sharing, the site offers teachers the ability to make a little extra cash selling the lesson plans they put so much hard work into. There are free items as well as items for sale, and the offerings are vast – covering nearly all subjects and grade levels. The site also offers you the ability to request lesson plans for a specific subject or unit if you can’t find what you need.

Learn Zillion

LearnZillion is a site that aggregates lesson plans that focus on common core standards. They’re created by a “Dream Team” of teachers (who are actually teachers). The lessons are for both Math and ELA , are free to use, and include videos, slides, notes and commentaries from the teachers who created them to help you get the most out of each lesson.

ThirteenEd Online

Thirteen Ed Online is a web service for teachers offered by public television. The site offers original lesson plans created by Thirteen Ed Online’s master teachers, and all are focused on web-based activities that use technology, the great resources from public television, and are loosely based upon PBS series and associated web resources.  The site is updated monthly.

Better Lesson

Better Lesson is another platform that allows users to upload and download resources of their choosing. Many of their offerings are free, though they do offer more advanced curriculum planning (geared towards administrators, department heads, etc) for a fee.

Share my Lesson

Share My Lesson offers free classroom resources covering a variety of subject matter and grade levels. Many of the activities are geared towards the Common Core Standards, and offers users the ability to rate the resources available for download.


  1. Lisa Fink

    November 29, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I’d like to also add a plug for ReadWriteThink.org, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association, with funding from Verizon Thinkfinity. I would be glad to share more information about ReadWriteThink if you are interested!

  2. Ross McGill

    January 13, 2013 at 4:55 am

    41,000 downloads for this lesson plan template.