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Teacher Planner Workbook: Module 3

Welcome to Day 3 of Plan It!

Lesson Planning Tip #2

 Eight Questions to Think About as You Prepare Lessons

  1. Students: What are the academic, social, physical, personal, and emotional needs of my students?

  2. Strategies: Which teaching strategies will best facilitate my students' learning?

  3. Grouping: Should I group heterogeneously or homogeneously? What size should my groups be?

  4. Timing: When is the best time to do this lesson? Are there prerequisites my students should have mastered?

  5. Materials: What materials and human resources do I need for the lesson to be successful?

  6. Success: Was the lesson successful? Were my students interested? Did my students learn? What didn't work? What will I do differently next time?

  7. Sequence: What can I do next to build upon this lesson? How can I make it flow?

  8. Rationale: What is the reason for doing this? What objectives will be accomplished?

Think about these questions as you continue to plan.

Let's get started. 

Task 1: Look back at your Backwards Design Plan that you created in Module 1. Use the information from your backwards plan and first lesson plan to develop an outline for your second lesson.  Below is a link to a lesson plan template to get you started. 

Daily Lesson Plan Template

Task 2: Now that you've completed your lesson plan outline, it is time for you to turn you lesson outline into a detailed plan. Use the tips from the previous module and this module as you plan.You can begin writing your plan in the same document as your template, or you can create a new document.

Congratulations! You have completed Day 3. 


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