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Lesson Plan Format

Overview

A Lesson Plan is a teacher's detailed description of the course of instruction for one class. These Details will vary depending on the preference of the teacher, subject being covered, and the need and/or curiosity of students.In other words, A lesson plan is said to be the teacher's guide for running a particular lesson, and it includes the goal (what the students are supposed to learn), how the goal will be reached (the method, procedure) and a way of measuring how well the goal was reached (test, worksheet, homework etc). This plan can exist in the teacher's mind, on the back of an envelope, or on one or more beautifully formatted sheets of A4 paper.



Key Points

1. Know Your Students: What are the academic, social, physical, personal, and emotional needs of my students?Try to Know the ability levels; backgrounds; interest levels; attention spans;special needs or accommodations; and learning preferences of students. This may not happen as quickly as you would like, but it is important for designing instruction that will meet the needs of your students. That's key in successful teaching and learning!

2. Strategies: Which teaching strategies will best facilitate my students learning?How will you support students who need extra help and students who need an extra challenge?Further, It is important to Know your content. It is important for you to research the subject matter that you will be teaching.

3. Grouping: Should I group heterogeneously or homogeneously? What size should my groups be?

4. Timing: When is the best time to do this lesson? Are there prerequisites my students should have mastered? There is a need to estimate how long each part of the lesson will take.

5. Materials: What materials and human resources do I need for the lesson to be successful? It Is important to keep an inventory of the materials and resources that are available to you as a teacher. For example: technology, software, audio/visuals, teacher mentors, community resources, equipment, manipulatives, library resources, local guest speakers, volunteers, or any materials that can assist you in teaching

5. Materials: What materials and human resources do I need for the lesson to be successful? It Is important to keep an inventory of the materials and resources that are available to you as a teacher. For example: technology, software, audio/visuals, teacher mentors, community resources, equipment, manipulatives, library resources, local guest speakers, volunteers, or any materials that can assist you in teaching

6. A Summary, where the teacher wraps up the discussion and answers questions.

7. Success: Was the lesson successful? Were my students interested? Did my students learn? What didn't work? What will I do differently next time?

8. Sequence: What can I do next to build upon this lesson? How can I make it flow? In order to do so it is really important to describe what will happen during each part of the lesson.

9. Rationale: What is the reason for doing this? What objectives will be accomplished?