In my teacher education program in college we had to write these ridiculously long/detailed lesson plans for everything. A half hour lesson would literally be 6-8 pages, with details about pre assessment, post assessment, materials, standards, a step by step list of EVERYTHING you would do or say, etc. I didn't mind writing plans like this my freshman year when I was new to teaching- it was comforting to know exactly what would go on! But obviously as we moved to full time student teaching, we were having to write these lesson plans for an entire day, which would mean at least 50 pages for the day in lesson plans. My program's excuse for making us do this was "it has to be detailed enough for a sub to teach it." Now I've never been a sub (except for illegally a few times in my student teaching, haha) but I think if I walked into a classroom to sub and saw 50 pages of plans for the day I would have a panic attack! So, just out of curiosity, how many of you would actually like/feel like you need plans like that? Or would you be overwhelmed?