To begin, ask yourself three basic questions:
1.Where are your students going?
2. How are they going to get there?
3. How will you know when they've arrived?
Lesson Plan Sections
4. Background Information
6. Lesson Description
7. Lesson Procedure
• What is the broader rationale of the unit
• What do you expect students to know by
the end of this unit?
After completing this lesson, students
will be able to…
• What must students already be able to do
before this lesson?
• What concepts have to be mastered in
advance to accomplish the lesson
• Technical information someone will need
to know to conduct the lesson.
• Especially important in EE
• Should cite references at the end for
•What materials will be needed?
•What textbooks or story books are needed?
(include full bibliographic citations)
•What needs to be prepared in advance?
•What is unique about this lesson?
•How did your students like it?
•What level of learning is covered by this lesson
plan? (Think of Bloom's Taxonomy: knowledge,
comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, or
Describes how you will make the transition
into the lesson
How is it related to past material, future
materials, student knowledge, and
• Describe how you will introduce the
lesson to the students and how you will
stimulate their interest and excitement for
the topic and activities.
• A "spring board" activity, demonstration,
song, etc. can often be effective in
capturing the students interest.
• What will be expected of students?
• A step-by-step procedure
• Number each of the steps
• Avoid generalities – e.g." Discuss water
• How would you describe the flow of the lesson
to another teacher who will replicate it?
• What does the teacher do to facilitate learning
and manage the various activities?
• Describe how you will conclude the lesson
(review of content, bridges, informal assessment
of learning, student feedback, etc.).
• Effective activities include those that get the
students to summarize what they have learned
(by, for example, presenting the results of a
• Again, describe what both the teacher and the
students will do.
• What activities might you suggest for
enrichment and remediation?
• What lessons might follow as a result of
• Plan for how you will assess student learning.
• The focus is not on grading the students but on
determining if the objectives have been achieved.
• Try to make it an "authentic" and integrated part of the
• The assessment may include questions within the body
of the lesson plan…
• or specific formal and informal evaluation procedures
such as observations, skill demonstrations, tests, reports
of projects, portfolios, media displays, published works,
• Your assessment strategies must match up with
• Cite all references used completely
• Will help others do background reading