Author:
Jeanne Burth
Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Level:
College / Upper Division
Tags:
Anticipatory Sets, Assessments, Building Background Knowledge, Closure, Differentiating Instruction, Direct Instruction, Formative Assessments, Lesson Plan Writing, Objectives, Prior Knowledge, Standards
License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Downloadable docs

Writing Lesson Plans

Overview

This module will assist the pre-service teacher in writing lesson plans using the Direct Instruction method. The module is designed for Early Childhood Education, but it can easily be adapted to secondary education majors. Each section of the lesson plan is detailed and, along with his/her classroom, the instructor is encouraged to develop a group lesson plan. As each section of the lesson plan is taught, the class will add that part to the group plan. A blank template is included in the first section. 

Lesson Plans: Standards and Objectives

In this section, you will explore the fundamentals of writing a lesson plan. Attention will be given to backward design, national and state standards, writing clear objectives, and application of writing objectives. 

In this module, you can develop a practice lesson plan as a class. Decide on a topic for the lesson. Then, after each section is completed, develop that part of the lesson plan as a class. At the end of the module, your class will have a completed lesson plan. After this section, add the standards and objectives to the plan. 

In this section, you will explore the fundamentals of writing a lesson plan. Attention will be given to backward design, national and state standards, writing clear objectives, and application of writing objectives. 

Lesson Plans: Assessment

Students will learn about formative and summative assessments with an emphasis on formative. There is application in the PPT. 

When you have completed this section, add formative assessments to your group lesson plan. 

This section explores assessments, both formative and summative. Formative assessments are typically used in a lesson, while summative assessments are usually used at the end of a unit of learning. Therefore, more attention will be given to the formative assessments. Many examples are provided. 

Lesson Plans: Class Attention Getters

When this section is completed, add ready position to your lesson plan. 

You can't teach till students are in a ready position, physically and mentally. This section will help you get their attention and get them ready to learn. 

Lesson Plans: Anticipatory Set

When this section is completed, add the Anticipatory Set to the group plan. 

The Anticipatory Set gets students excited and interested to learn. 

Lesson Plans: Prior Knowledge and Building Background Knowledge

When you have completed this section, add assessing prior knowledge and building background to your group plan. 

Now that you have the students' attention, you need to be sure they have the proper background knowledge for the new learning. This section will guide you through assessing prior knowledge and building background knowledge. 

Lesson Plans: Direct Instruction

When this section is completed, add the Instruction section to your group plan. This section show the Direct Teaching Method. There is a variation called the Indirect Model, which is inquiry-based learning. 

This section will help you plan instruction. In the Direct Lesson plan, you will use the I DO, WE DO, YOU DO methods. 

Lesson Plans: Closure

Add closure to your group plan.

Each lesson must end with a good closure. This will summarize the lesson and assess whether students gained an understanding of the content. 

Lesson Plans: Differentiating Instruction

Add differentiation throughout the group plan. Consider differentiating the content, process, and product. 

In order to meet the needs of all learners, you will need to differentiate your plans in many ways. Consider differentiation according to needs of a student with a disability, learning preferences, multiple intelligences, and Bloom's Taxonomy.