Writing Lesson Plans

For students of undergraduate to graduate grade.

Objective: teachers will learn how to write a seven-step lesson plan.

Anticipatory Set: show a video clip of a teacher giving a highly effective lesson.

Discovery: ask teachers to make a list of things that teacher probably considered in preparation for the lesson.  Ask them further to make a list of all the things they consider when preparing a lesson.  Look for opportunities to interject common lesson plan terminology into the discussion.  Terms to consider are: anticipatory set, purpose, objective, lecture, discovery, guided practice, independent practice, check for understanding, closure, reflection, etc.