Top Online Lessons to Help with End-of-Year Review

Top Online Lessons to Help with End-of-Year-Review
As the school year starts to wind down, you may want to take some time to review what students have learned (or should have learned) throughout the year. Not only does reviewing important concepts help students prepare for final exams, but it also gives you one more opportunity to help information stick in students’ brains.

To help you review with students, we’ve rounded up some of our top online, self-directed lessons for Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Early Education. You can share these lessons in a whole class setting or assign them to individual students to work on in class or at home. You can also share the links with parents so students can watch the lessons and continue learning over the summer.

Language Arts
On Help Teaching’s Language Arts Lessons page, you will find lessons covering a range of topics, grammar skills and reading comprehension strategies to thematic vocabulary and spelling lists.

Elementary School
Suffix -ER – Understanding the meaning of common prefixes and suffixes helps students learn to decode unfamiliar words while reading. Use this lesson about the suffix – ER and find additional prefix and suffix lessons on the ELA Lessons page.

Types of Sentences – Knowing the types of sentences can help students better understand the meaning of sentences they read, as well as begin to vary sentence types in their own writing. Discover the four main types of sentences in this lesson: interrogative, declarative, imperative, and exclamatory.

What are Prepositions? – Prepositions are one of the eight parts of speech students should know. In this lesson, students can learn what prepositions are and when to use them.

Middle/High School
Elements of a Mystery – Mystery is often an exciting genre for students. Whether students are reading a mystery or writing their own mysteries, this lesson will help make sure they know the elements of the genre. This lesson covers terms such as suspense and red herring.

Online Advertising Techniques – Do your students know and recognize common advertising techniques when they see them? This lesson will introduce students to some key techniques so that they can become more media literate and learn not to be dubed by advertisers’ tricks.

SAT Prep: Improving Sentences – Whether taking the SAT or another standardized language exam, students are frequently asked to answer questions related to improving sentences. This lesson breaks down common ways to improve sentences and helps improve students’ understanding of the elements of grammar and good writing.


Social Studies
Our collection of Social Studies Lessons is continuing to grow and include lessons related to geography, U.S. history, and even critical thinking skills. Visit the site regularly to see all of new lessons as soon as they are added.

Elementary School
U.S. States and Capitals – How well do your students know their states and capitals? They can use this lesson to learn them for the first time or brush up on their knowledge. The accompanying questions and worksheets offer additional practice opportunities.

The Declaration of Independence – The Declaration of Independence is one of the key documents in American history. This lesson provides an overview of the document and helps students understand its importance in history.

Middle/High School
The Constitution – As politicians make and pass new laws, people often discuss whether those laws are constitutional. This lesson gives students an overview of the Constitution and the rights it guarantees the American people.

Historical Thinking Skill Contextualization – When it comes to understanding history, context is key. This lesson helps student understand history within the context that it is presented to help them become more informed consumers of information.

Historical Thinking Skill Multiple Perspectives – There are at least two sides to every story. In this lesson, students are encouraged to look at historical events from multiple perspectives.


Help Teaching’s science lessons cover key concepts and skills in the areas of astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and scientific practices.

Elementary School
Push and Pull – A Science Story – The Next Generation Science Standards ask that students demonstrate understanding of forces and motion, beginning in kindergarten with pushes and pulls. Use this narrated story lesson to reinforce student understanding of the effects of pushing or pulling on an object.

Why Does the Sun Look So Bright? – Part of understanding Earth’s place in the universe is knowing that the sun is an average star that appears brighter than those seen at night because of its relative distance from the Earth. Check in on your students’ conceptions about why the sun is so bright with this video lesson and worksheet.

Amphibian Vocabulary Words – If your students confuse amphibians with reptiles, help them brush-up on the differences with this narrated video lesson on amphibian vocabulary words. Find vocabulary lessons for reptiles, mammals, fish, birds, and invertebrates on our Biology Lessons page.

Middle/High School
Weather and Climate – Understanding the similarities and differences between weather and climate is a fundamental earth science concept, but can be confusing to students. This lesson reviews the relationship between weather and climate then asks students to apply their knowledge in practice questions and accompanying worksheet.

Laboratory Safety Symbols – One of the most exciting things about science is hands-on labs. However, practicing science safely is vital to the success of any experiment. Make sure your middle or high school students have mastered the meanings of these key lab safety symbols.

History of the Atom – Review the history of atomic theory, from Dalton’s theory through the modern wave-mechanical model of the atom, with this video lesson ideal for the introductory chemistry student.

Newton’s Laws of Motion – Newton’s Laws of Motion are fundamental to an understanding of how forces interact. Make sure your physics students have a solid grasp of these three laws with this video lesson and practice questions.

Our collection of math lessons is designed to cover fundamental concepts and skills in the areas of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics, and trigonometry.

Elementary School
The General Sherman Tree Math Story –  Students are asked to apply their knowledge of hundreds, tens, and ones place value in this real-world story lesson about the mighty General Sherman Tree.

Telling Time – A.M. and P.M. – Is it 3:00 in the morning? Or, is it 3:00 in the afternoon? Check that your students can differentiate between A.M. and P.M. with this narrated lesson.

Classifying Angles – Upper elementary math students are expected to be able to identify right, acute, and obtuse angles, then apply this knowledge to classifying two-dimensional shapes. This lesson reviews angles types before students move onto studying more advanced geometric figures.

Middle/High School
Solving for Variables –  Algebra is all about finding missing information. Information which is unknown or can change is represented by variables. Students will review the basic rules to follow for solving for variables and test their understanding through guided problems.

Linear Equations Using Slope Intercept Form – A linear equation can be expressed in different ways, but one of the most useful forms is the slope intercept form. Make sure your students have mastered using slope intercept form with the examples and problems in this narrated video lesson.

Finding the Volume of Compound Shapes – Sometimes shapes are nice and simple like cylinders or boxes, but many times they are more complex. This lesson breaks apart a complex shape piece-by-piece, illustrating how to solve compound shape problems.

Introduction to Polynomials – Review monomials, binomials, and trinomials, in this first in a series of narrated video lessons on polynomials available on our Algebra Lessons page.

Early Education

The Letter A – What word starts with the letter A? Apple starts with A. So does acorn. Students can learn many different words that start with the letter A in this short video lesson. Our ELA lessons page contains short videos for all 26 letters of the alphabet.

Long Vowel Sounds – In this video, students will learn all of the long vowel sounds. They will also discover key words that contain those vowel sounds. This short lesson is great for building beginning reading and spelling skills.

The – AN Word Family – Introduce kids to the -AN word family with this short lesson which contains words and pictures of different -AN words. Our ELA lessons page features lessons for other word families as well.

Counting to Ten – In this short video, students can practice counting to ten. This video aligns with Common Core standards for kindergarten, but it’s great for preschoolers too.

Naming Shapes: Circle – What does a circle look like? In this video, kids look at a series of shapes and must decide whether each shape is a circle. You can find videos for other shapes on the Math lessons page.

Big and Small – Recognizing the difference between big and small is an important concept for kids. In this lesson, kids learn what the words big and small mean. Then they must identify objects as big or small.

If you like the lessons you see, visit Help Teaching’s Lessons page to discover even more educational lessons. New lessons are always being added to the site, so continue to check back for more topics.

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