We’re not required to prepare formal lessons though, obviously, skilled teachers do tons of planning. About the only time I write up formal lessons is when I have to communicate what I do in the classroom for one of my books.
However, I know that other teachers aren’t so lucky, and have to write up many formal lesson plans. So I went looking for sites that make it as painless as possible, including allowing automatic inserts of Common Core standards. In order to be on this list, they need to offer free versions, though most offer very inexpensive premium versions that provide nice features.
I’m sure I’ve missed ones out there, so I hope that readers will contribute suggestions.
You might also be interested in The Best Places To Find Free (And Good) Lesson Plans On The Internet.
Here are my choices for The Best Places On The Web To Write Lesson Plans:
10 Great Lesson Planning Templates and Resources is from The Teaching Channel.
All feedback is welcome.