Helpful resources for elementary school teachers include curriculum guides and course profiles distributed by the school district, advice, worksheets and sample lessons from fellow or former teachers and tests, quizzes and activities provided by publishers of textbooks. Colleges and universities with education departments also provide resources for elementary teachers that include grade-level goals, objectives and lessons as well as tips on how to deal with classroom disruptions and behavior problems.
Elementary school teachers can also find helpful resources on the Internet from educational organizations and national teacher associations, blogs supported by existing elementary teachers and scholastic websites designed to provide motivation and inspiration for creating classroom activities and units. Educational websites such as Read Write Think provide elementary teachers with an activity calendar that provides tips on incorporating writing lessons and prompts into various subjects and tie the activities to notable people, seasons or holidays.
Scholastic.com offers elementary teachers lessons plans by subject and grade level, with an emphasis on reading and language arts that can be incorporated into other subjects such as math and science. PBS Learning Media provides elementary school teachers with educational shows, links to academic standards and activities that tie to the video clips and documentaries available on the website.