The purpose of a lesson plan is to communicate.
If you write a lesson plan that can be interpreted or implemented in many different ways, it is probably not a very good plan.
Things to consider:
1. The objective - description of what a student does that forms a basis for making an inference about learning.
2. The lesson assessment - description of how the teacher will determine whether the objective has been accomplished.
3. The prerequisites - A statement about what the student needs to know or be able to do to succeed and accomplish the objective.
4. The materials - a list of materials in line with what you actually plan to do.
5. The instruction - description of efficient teaching behavior that gets more learning done with the same or less effort.
6. The student activities - a list of activities that directly relate to the lesson objective(s).
The Lesson Plan
1. Preliminary information
- Level of students
- Specific subject matter
- Name of unit
- Name of the teacher
- Information about students: age, grade level, and what they already know about the lesson objectives.
- Time to complete lesson
- Description of the materials
- Information about how to acquire the materials
- Information about obtaining special permissions.
- What are the inputs?
- What is the output?
- What instructional activities do I do?
- What do the students do?
- How will the learning be measured?
- What follow up activities do I have?
- How can I assess myself? (Difference btw what you wanted and what was attained)
Apply a Rule / Assess / Classify / Compose / Construct / Define /Demonstrate / Describe / Diagram / Distinguish / Estimate / Evaluate / Identify / Interpret / Label / Locate / Measure / Name / Order / Predict / Reproduce / Solve / State a Rule / Translate
Kizlik, B. (2009). Six Common Mistakes in Writing Lesson Plans
(and what to do about them), Retrieved March 11, 2011, from