Lesson Plan Template

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  1. EiffelTower

    EiffelTower Comrade

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    I'm looking to revamp my lesson plan template and was curious as to what everyone else included in theirs. I typically have:
    • objectives
    • activites (with engagement strategies)
    • key vocabulary words
    • independent work/small groups
    • assessment
    What do you include yours?
     
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  3. Lynnnn725

    Lynnnn725 Connoisseur

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    I have a principal who does not micromanage... I bet my lesson plans have never been looked at. Therefore, I don't include much!

    I have my teaching point and the activity we will be doing.
     
  4. TeacherApr

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    That's a lot. How long does it take you to write all of that for every week?
    Our lesson plans are supposed to get checked, but, they aren't really. Honestly, I feel if you are not on probation then you should be left alone and just checked on occasion = )
     
  5. EiffelTower

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    I lesson plan one subject each afternoon for about 45 minutes. Our lesson plans were checked a handful of times last year and since I have a new principal this year, I'm not sure what his expectations are for lesson plans yet. I just want a template that works for me and is useful. I don't just write lesson plans to write them. I actually refer back to them on a regular basis.
     
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    My entire lesson plans for the week are found in a calendar for the week that takes up 1 sheet of paper.
     
  7. Lynnnn725

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    I will say that I do have more in-depth lesson plans that aren't turned in.
    I recently completed the first 9 weeks of science lesson plans that include my teaching point, the learning experience (activity), vocabulary words, essential questions, ann materials needed. I keep these in a binder. I look over them a day or two before the lesson to refresh my memory. I don't turn these in, they are for me.
    I do the same thing for my other subjects.
    I turn in basic lesson plans for the P. Something easy and quick.
     
  8. TeachinHicks

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    Mine include the objective, activity or whatever I'm doing that day...our P just has us all use the same template setup in word, but we are free to add as much or as little as is comfortable for us. I always put page numbers, and homework too. I have friends who put EVERYTHING in theirs too. If you'd like a copy PM me and I'll email it to you.
     
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    I've spent the last three years teaching ELA(block scheduling) only, so this is what was in my lesson plans from last year. I will be using this for my ELA plans this year, but need to find a more appropriate format for my other content areas taught(back to self contained classrooms this year). Our lesson plans need to be available, they *could* be checked, but our principal trusts us for the most part and leaves us alone. I always write my plans out so that if I was unexpectedly out, a sub or my teaching partner or PA could follow them. It didn't take me long - maybe 10-15 minutes to do a weeks worth, but I was very familiar with my curriculum - we are getting a new series this year.

    ELA Plans contain:
    Materials Needed
    Target Skill/Power Benchmark
    Objectives
    Essential Vocabulary
    DIN
    Procedure (roughly outlines the things I want to accomplish, includes page numbers/activities/etc)
    Grouping Activities/Differentiation
    Assessment
    Homework
     
  10. queenie

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    Mine is a word document I created and has Objectives, Materials, Procedure, and Assessment.
     
  11. bonneb

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    queenie, will you share?

    This is a weak point for me, for such a silly reason: I can't find a planner that I like! For a long time I made my own by hand, not on computer. But I just haven't been satisfied.
     

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