Lesson Plan Basics:

 

A solid lesson incorporates the following:

  • An Objective/Aim: Have a clear goal or clear goals for your lesson
  • Motivation: Have students jump into your lesson either through personal connection, prior learning, passage analysis, etc. Can be oral or in journal
  • Activity: Have your students interact with the text or task individually or as a group
  • Differentiate your approach: try to appeal to as many types of learning as possible: Use visual aids, Use handouts, Have students add notes to their journals
  • Summary: Either summarize concept(s) or have students do so
  • Assessment: Assess the class’ understanding

 

Style Categories/Suggestions:

 

Visual

Venn Diagrams

PowerPoint w/ movement and illustration

T chart

Handouts with Definitions

Photos

Jigsaw

Group

Emerging Patterns

Art

 

Auditory

Questioning

Lecture

Dramatic Reading

 

Reading

Analyze passage as class

Solo analyze

Paired work

 

Analytical

Make connections to prior knowledge

Connect to personal world

Connect to world

Close reading

 

Kinesthetic/Sensory Appeal

Have students act out scene or tableau

Movement

Utilize other senses if appropriate to concept