"Lesson Plan" (post) outlines the benefits of having a lesson plan and the standard components of a lesson place as well as providing a fillable, interrogative-based lesson-plan template that is "a comprehensive lesson-planning tool to guide faculty through lesson planning."
- Template: Module Lesson Plan (pdf)
1. Benefits of Lesson Planning
"A lesson plan can help":
- "Align learning outcomes with class lessons."
- "Organize course content."
- "Ensure there is time for instruction and planned activities."
- "Prepare instruction with available reference materials for each lesson or unit."
- "Serve as a guide for a teaching assistant to teach the course in your absence."
2. Standard Components of a Lesson Plan
"Although lesson plans can be adapted to fit the needs of a course, most should include":
- "Date(s) and time(s)"
- "Learning objectives: What you would like students to know or be able to do after the lesson?"
- "Anticipatory sets/hooks: Develop an introduction to the material that will capture the students’ attention."
- "Teacher modeling: How will you demonstrate a specific skill or strategy?"
- "Guided practice: After introducing new content, provide students with an opportunity to work collaboratively to complete a task with faculty guidance."
- "Learning activities: What activities will engage the students?"
- "Independent practice: Provide students with the opportunity to practice alone what has been presented in lecture."
- "Assessments: These can be formative or summative in nature and help monitor student learning."
- "Resources: What materials will be made available to supplement learning?"
- "Reflection: Choose an activity that will encourage learners to think about what they have learned or experienced and help make meaning of it."