Lesson plans help guide teachers through the thought process of the time they spend with a class. In particular they help teachers be thoroughly prepared and make certain that they have everything they need. Lesson plans consist of several main parts but can consist of dozens depending on the length of the lesson. The primary part of the lesson is the objective. The objective is really the rationale behind why you are doing the lesson. It states what the students will be able to do after completing the lesson. The second component of the lesson is usually related to curriculum standards. In this section we indicate which national, state, or local curriculum standard this lesson addresses. You should also keep a list or explanation of the materials that are needed for the lesson. This serves as a kind of recipe for the lesson. This brings us to the meat of the lesson that is the procedures section. This is where we list step by step what needs to occur. Any educator should be able to review this section and be able to produce a similar lesson. The final section of a quality lesson is an assessment section. This is where a teacher predetermines the mode, they will take to assess whether their students achieved the lesson objective.
Below you will find just over a dozen templates to help you create a lesson or unit plan.