What does one of your full lesson plans look like?Want to know what is included: daily plans,vocab,tests,etc. Thanks.

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charmello eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are generally three types of lesson plans that could be most aptly referred to as beginner, novice, and veteran.
As a new teacher (beginner) it is often necessary, as well as wise, to type out a minute-by-minute plan of your ENTIRE day. This includes warm-up exercises, objectives, lesson introductions, questions you plan to use to probe for higher-level thinking, notes on who you will group together, book names and page numbers of workbook pages, assessment, assignments, etc.
As a novice, you may be able to cut much of that material out, such as the timing. The plan might just contain objectives, book titles, and page numbers, and assignments. At this level, you should have already learned about how much time it takes your students to get things accomplished.
Do yourself an enormous favor: Create a blank template of a plan that works for you. Make sure it contains check-off boxes of standards. Leave phrases in the appropriate places, such as "The student will be able to..." It saves a great deal of time and if you are lucky enough to have you plans routinely reviewed, it will be easy for the reviewer to find what he/she is looking to find.
The veteran often uses a "block plan". This can either be notes about book titles and page numbers within a daily planner, or jotted on a period-by-period weekly printout.

brandih eNotes educator| Certified Educator

We offer two types of high school lesson plans.

The Teacher's Pet Lesson Plan for Hamlet includes the following (5 week plan):


About the author 

Unit Objectives

Reading Assignment Sheet

Unit Outline

Study Questions (Short Answer)

Quiz/Study Questions (Multiple Choice)

Pre-reading Vocabulary Worksheets

Nonfiction Assignment Sheet

Oral Reading Evaluation Form

Writing Assignment 1

Writing Assignment 2

Writing Assignment 3

Writing Evaluation Form

Vocabulary Review Activities

Extra Writing Assignments/Discussion Questions

Unit Review Activities

Unit Tests Unit Resource Materials Vocabulary Resource Materials

The Prestwick House Teaching Unit for Hamlet includes the following:



Quiz Answers

Test Answers

Terms and Definitions

Study Guide Teacher's Copy (includes vocab and study questions)

Study Guide Student Copy

Teaching Resources

photeach | Student

When I first started teaching, I found it very helpful to have everything written down - including what I wanted to say and the questions that I wanted to ask.   I also had what I planned on doing detailed on a sheet to remind me what I was supposed to do.  My plans generally included any vocabulary that I wanted to cover, a step by step description of what I wanted to accomplish (first, I will hand the student the worksheet on verbs, etc.), and how much time that I was going to give them to do seat work.

Now, I include just general information.  I include things like chapter/section numbers, page numbers, question numbers, vocabulary that may be discussed and whether I discussed content with my students or they did it together.  I put in basic information on test days (i.e. name of test).

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