Summary & Rating: 3 Lesson Planet is just what it says it is–a specialized search engine for teachers. On the Lesson Planet website, educators can easily and quickly sift through over 150,000 teacher reviewed lesson plans and 75,000 worksheets. Once in, educators can refine their searches in myriad ways, such as by standards, ages, subjects…even themes. There are definitely many options, and I found that searches will turn up many items.
When I used Lesson Planet, I felt a bit overwhelmed. While I enjoyed seeing so many options and lesson plans, I almost felt like I was on a rabbit trail—just finding too much material suited for classroom settings that was not relevant to my little homeschool. I can see how this could be very useful to teachers and I hope Lesson Planet will continue to evolve to find ways to include more homeschool items. People who are more focused on exactly what they need may like it better–I am bad about reading everything and getting sidetracked!
I did especially like their Curriculum calendar. I love using things like the calendar to give me ideas for extra activities.
You can go check out Lesson Planet and try it free for 10 days to see if you like it. After the trial, it is $39.95 per year.
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A 3 month subscription to Lesson Planet was provided to me for my review and I have given my unbiased opinion.