Lesson Planning: Completed Lesson and Unit Plans

Recently, I wrote a blog about 5 ways that we can learn through writing lesson plans. I also shared a resource collection of lesson and unit planning with 10 templates. We know that we can learn about lesson planning by writing out our plans and using templates, but we can also learn by reading the plans of other educators. Reading the plans of others gives us the opportunity to learn new ideas for great lessons. The resources in this blog contain tons and tons of completed plans to learn from.


Scholastic’s Lesson Plan Database hosts thousands of completed lesson and unit plans for grades pre-K-12 in all subjects.

Better Lesson, the National Education Association’s lesson plan site, features over 3000 Common Core-aligned lesson plans developed by teachers participating in the NEA’s Master Teacher Project.

Share My Lesson, the American Federation of Teachers’ lesson plan database, contains nearly 300,000 resources created by teachers. You can both upload lessons to share and download lessons from other teachers.

ReadWriteThink is a site developed by the The International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) ReadWriteThink. ReadWriteThink has ELA lessons available for grades K-12.

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics runs a site called Illuminations, containing lesson plans and other resources for teaching K-12 math.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles designed to consider the success of all learners when planning curriculum and instruction. On the UDL Exchange, you can browse and share lessons that address the variability of all learners.

Share your favorite lesson plans in the comment section below. And find my resource collection of lesson and unit plan templates here.

Lily Jones taught K/1 for seven years in Northern California. She has experience as a curriculum developer, instructional coach, teacher trainer, and is also a contributing writer for Teaching Channel.

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