Article for teachers
A lesson plan is created so that the teacher can have a clear view of the lesson. How to conduct it, what the goals are and how to achieve them. To create a lesson plan successfully might look daunting at times. Once you have made a couple of plans though and have gained experience you will see that it will become easier and faster to create.
If you don’t know what to include in your lesson plan, don’t panic! Take in account the following to create a lesson paln:
Ask yourself. Who am I teaching? What do my students already know?
Don’t make any assumptions. Even though your students might have a basic understanding of the targeted language, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t practice it. Adapt different teaching styles (visual, auditory, tactile or a combination) according to the level and understanding they have. Try to create a lesson plan including all learning styles through individual or group exercises.
A teaching objective is a statement which gives a clear description of what students will be able to do upon completing the course. The statement should be simple and to the point. It is up to the teacher to help students understand how to use everything they will learn and put it in practice.
What are the main topics or ideas to be covered during the lesson. Keep it simple and it will assist you on building your lesson plan.
Plan accordingly. The syllabus you might want to cover might be to much for the time you have. An unfinished course might cause a feeling of incompletion to you and your students.
The lesson plan is your guide to ensure the learning goals you’ve set for your students are met in the time allowed.
Try to break down your lesson plan into sections. This allows you to move your lesson slower or faster , depending on the time remaining. Keep in mind that learning is dynamic. Encourage your students to participate, share ideas and make questions during the lesson.
You can use the lesson plan template provided.
At the top corner of the document you will see a small box with the letters No. This is the number you will assign to your lesson plan. As you can see both pages have this box, in case you print the template in two separate pages and not front and back.