As a classroom teacher and homeschool mom, I was always on the lookout for supplemental activities and worksheets to help reinforce concepts being taught. The internet is a wonderful source of free and inexpensive information to download and print. Here are some of the wesites I found helpful.
For full benefits, this site requires a membership fee of $19.99 per year. The price is well worth all the choices available on this site. You can print worksheets, make puzzles, print theme-related materials, download book tests, and many more options. Worksheets are divided up according to grade level. Answer keys are provided. The following categories are found on this website:
reading and writing
I used this site to supplement my homeschool texts all the way through high school. The page layouts are easy to read and many of the worksheets can be created using your own questions and/or wordlists. For practice tests and study guides, you can determine what type of questions to use: multiple choice, short answer, etc.
This site has over 6000 free printables. The membership fee is $40 per year or $70 for two years. Reduced group rates are also available. Paid members have access to over 20,000 pages of teaching materials. The printables are divided by subject area:
I have only accessed the free pages and found them student-friendly with interesting graphics and easy to read fonts.
This website includes more than 6000 free math worksheets. Answer keys are also provided. The following categories are covered on this site:
powers of ten
order of operations
base ten blocks
Each category is further broken down into sequential skills. The sheets with math problems to work have about 30 problems each and an answer key is available. The layout is easy to read.
This website is a great source of materials for theme-related teaching. All major holidays are represented as well as many other themes:
Also included are word puzzles, nameplates, handwriting, word families, printable books and many more.
There is a good collection of lesson plans for various subject areas. Other teaching tools found on this website are a handwriting worksheet generator, a wordsearch maker and a leveled books database. Interesting articles written by teachers can also be accessed.
These are just a few of the myriads of websites available to teachers for free and inexpensive resources. Even if a membership fee is required, the time saved and the convenience of downloading the materials on your personal computer often offset the cost.