As a future instructor I like to view lesson plans as road maps. With these “road maps” you see what the students need to learn and how it will be done during the class time. So with that being said your lesson plan needs a starting point and ending point.
Starting point– Class Objectives: write out the goals and/or objectives that you have for your students.
Ending point– Conclusion: Once youve assessed your student, take the time to reflect on the lesson and make future changes. Ask yourself ” What could I have done differently”.
Road maps also have space between the starting point and the ending point. So in a lesson plan that will be as followed:
Anticipatory Set: Give a brief description on what will be accomplished. Also find out what the student already know using a K-W-L chart. These are graphic organizers that help students organize information before, during and after the lesson.
Introduction: Here you’ll list the materials the student will need to complete the lesson. Also this is the step of the lesson plan where you want to spark the interest of the student.
Procedures: Consist of the actual activities that your student will do along the way.
The following websites will help you create and perfect your lesson plans.