Review: Lesson Planet

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I’d like to introduce you to Lesson Planet.  Lesson Planet offers over 150,000 lesson plans and 75,000 printable worksheets.  Now, I’ll just be really upfront and honest here:  You’re never going to see me writing a really excited review of a lesson plans/worksheets website because, generally speaking, I don’t like them.

We don’t use worksheets in our homeschool and, if we do, they either come with our curriculum or I make them.  The lesson plans on most of these websites are written for the classroom, which doesn’t do us much good unless I do a lot of tweaking.  If I’m going to do extensive tweaking, I’d just as soon write the lesson plans myself.

That being said, you may love worksheets and lesson plans.  If so, you may love this site.  It’s search parameters make it fairly easy to wade through thousands of lesson plans and worksheets.  You can sort by grade level — which offers ranges, as well as specific grade levels — and by rating.  Once you have the initial search results, you’re offered a box of different keywords by which to narrow down your search.  You can also use the advanced search feature to further narrow down your search topic.

There is a nifty calendar feature that offers different lesson plan ideas by date, helping you to find lesson date-specific events, such as a holiday or a historical figure’s birthday.  There are also drop-down menus that allow you to search in different ways, such as by “theme.”

Lesson Planet offers a free 10-Day trial.  After that, membership is $39.95 per year.

I received this product free for the purpose of reviewing it.  I received no other compensation for this review.  The opinions expressed in this review are my personal, honest opinions.  Your experience may vary.

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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