Sample Lesson Plan Format
Also see the guide on Planning a Class for help with writing introductions, transitions, and conclusions.
- Class Objectives: Write out the goals or objectives for class. Try to limit these to one or two things.
- Connection to Course Goals: Describe how your daily objectives connect to the overall course goals.
- Anticipatory Set: Sometimes referred to as a "hook." Use an informal Writing to Learn (WTL) exercise, a question, a quote, or an object to focus students' attention at the start of class. This activity should be brief and directly related to the lesson.
- Introduction: Write down what you'll need to inform students of the daily goals and class procedures. Be sure to explain how these procedures relate to students' own writing.
- Procedures: List your activities, including any discussion questions and transitions along the way.
- Conclusion: Describe the objective for the lesson and point students forward by connecting your objective to their own writing.
- What to do Next Time: Leave space in your plan to reflect on the lesson and suggest future changes.