A lesson plan is a guide for the teacher to follow over the course of a daily class period.

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.

Lesson plans should be designed to outline how a teacher will help students improve their abilities. The best advice we can give you when working with these lesson plan templates is to keep your students in the fore front of your mind. You will need to make sure it motivates students to a good extent. You will also need to accommodate special learners and various learning styles. Make sure you accommodate all your students. These templates can really help you make sure that you do this and provide your students with more opportunities to explore and understand the material. Below you will find just over a dozen templates to help you create a lesson or unit plan.

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Daily Lesson Plan

This is your standard lesson for everyday use. As expected it highlights the objectives and procedures with some room to write notes for yourself.

Quick Outlook Template

All the important points are available within seconds. This is form those that would like a little more color to brighten up their day.

Timed Daily Lesson Plan

Almost like a music score sheet, this plots out what you are doing along the way. This can help carry you throughout most of your day, if not all of it. There is space for five preset mini-lessons.

Objective Focused Lesson Template

Tell us all the things you will do to meet those objectives. This has space provided for you to break it down into time periods.

Arrow Template

This is a completely different way of looking at it. We not only focus on and identify key objectives we also work on how to measure them.

Multiple Subject Lesson Plan

This can be used by elementary subject areas that cross over or in situations of team teaching. It plots out all the materials you will need at each stage as well.

Daily Lesson Guide

This is done in a nice boxed out area. This is a much more deeply detailed version of the previous daily version.

Unit Plan

An awesome way to keep quick notes on the items of a unit. We can use this to track four different aspects of the unit.

Weekly Lesson Plan

Sum up all five days on quick page for teachers. This is helpful to organize your week and if you are going to be absent, this is a critical template for you and other teachers in your building.

Common Core Standards Planner

This plots out the: Standards and Descriptions, The Learner Will..., and Method of Assessment of Skills. This really helps you brainstorm units.

Monthly Planner

This gives you a quick way to take notes over 5 weeks. As simple as it seems, it is great to have handy to keep you and your students organized.

Lesson Plan Calendar

Yes, this could be used as a regular calendar. I love this format. It really got me through many tough months. To be honest, I still use this and revisit it each weekend.

Reading Lesson Plan

We look at the critical progress of a reading lesson. We try our best to chart all the influences that students get from the work such as: new vocabulary words, decoding techniques, and words to study.

Guided Math Lesson Plan

We lead students to learn a new step. We see many more math teachers using these today.