Lesson Planning

Lesson Planning Guide, Lesson Plans

Overview of Lesson Planning
Lesson Plan Guide

This is an overview of each step of the lesson cycle.  A calendar is included and a guide to find great and ready to use resources to support each component of the lesson cycle.    
Bell ringers & Introduction
ANTICIPATORY SET & INTRODUCTION
·      Plan for activities that “hook” and engage students in the topic you are going to cover. 
·      Make sure you introduce the lesson and ensure that the students are engaged in an activity that is meaningful and fun. 
·      You want to get the students attention.
·      State the daily objection or “I can statement” and ensure you come back to this at the end of the lesson to review. 
Teacher Input
(I Do)
NEW KNOWLEDGE IS INTRODUCED
·      Introduce new knowledge here with video, notes, research, presentation, guest speakers, etc.  
Students Guided Practice
(We Do)
Student Guided Practice
·      Make sure that when you introduce new knowledge, you provide an outline of how you expect the students to take notes on the topic. 
·      Examples:  guided notes, Cornell notes, a graphic organizer, etc.
Student Independent Practice
(You Do)
Independent practice
·      This is the part of the lesson where you allow the students to take their new knowledge and put it into practice. 
·      You will assign a project or activity and assess whether they understand the skill or conceptà CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING.
·      The activity should always support the objective and reinforce any new content introduced.
·      Examples: Choice board activities, timeline relays, DBQs, Speech Analysis, Projects, etc.
Closure
CLOSURE
·      Your closure is an opportunity to ensure students “got it”. 
·      Examples: write and reflect, a short quiz, a game, a ticket out, assess objectives or “I Cans”, etc.   
Assessment & Review Activities
ASSESSMENTS AND REVIEW
·      Assessment is necessary to determine student readiness to move on and to determine which students need remediation and tutoring.
·      Quizzes and tests are common assessments, but projects and activities with clear rubrics are also great assessment tools.    
·      Many of the independent activities are great tools for you to conduct a daily assessment of student learning. 
REVIEW AND GAMES
·      Everyone loves a great game, so make sure you are constantly embedding time in to review and make learning fun.
·      Examples: I Have, Who Has Card Games, Picture Puzzles, Matching Activities, Jeopardy, etc.



This is an overview of materials sold by Learned Lessons Teaching Resources.  Many of these activities are included in bundles, so make sure you read the descriptions carefully to ensure you get the most for your money.  CLICK ON LINKS TO SEE MATERIALS AVAILABLE.

Bell ringers & Introduction
Vocabulary PowerPoint and Student Vocabulary Outlines
-Have a few word up each day for students to record in their vocabulary outlines.  These pages should be kept and used to study and complete activities throughout the unit.

Anchor Charts
-Create questions and give student copies or post around the classroom and have students answer questions from the charts.  They could also be used as a closure or homework activity. 
-Print 2 or 4 to a page and post into interactive notebooks.


I Can Student Self-Assessment of Mastery à Great for bell ringer review and to have student document the topic they are learning about, then review again at the end of the class to self-determine their level of mastery. 
These are also great with the included scavenger hunts to review content before a test. 

Teacher Input
(I Do)
Teacher Notes PowerPoint and Student Guided Notes (INCLUDED IN ALL BUNDLES)
-Each day review a section of notes and have students used the guided notes packet to follow along.  Students will have a complete packet of organized and easy to study notes and vocabulary at the end of the unit and to use throughout the unit in completing activities.
-You could also print these 2 to a page for interactive notebook inserts.

Students Guided Practice
(We Do)
Student Guided Notes
-Students can use these notes to follow along and actively participate during the “Teacher Input” section of the lesson. 
-You could also print these 2 to a page for interactive notebook inserts.
Student Independent Practice
(You Do)
Choice Boards Activities
-Assign these as needed to support instruction daily or allow students to choose which activities to complete. 
-Paper and Digital Versions are provided for each unit. 

Timeline or Sequencing Relay Activities
-Use these cards to engage students in sequencing historical events or scientific processes.  These can be used in groups or individually.
-Paper and Digital Versions are provided if included in unit. 

Document Based Questions (DBQ)
-Great for independent practice and assessment.

Closure
Anchor Charts
-Create questions and give student copies or post around the classroom and students answer questions from the charts.  They could also be used as a closure or homework activity. 

I Have, Who Has Game Cards
-These are great to use with the entire class as a review or daily during Guided Practice to review and drill vocabulary knowledge.
-I suggest classes time themselves on how quickly they can put them in the correct order and try to beat their own time or another class or groups time throughout the unit. 

Assessment & Review Activities
I Have, Who Has Game Cards
-These are great to use with the entire class as a review or daily during Guided Practice to review and drill vocabulary knowledge.
-I suggest classes time themselves on how quickly they can put them in the correct order and try to beat their own time or another class or groups time throughout the unit. 

Puzzlesà
-Great for review or independent or group practice.

Vocabulary Matching Cardsà 
-Great for review or independent or group practice.

Document Based Questions (DBQ)
-Great for independent practice and assessment.

Additional Activities by Learned Lessons that are included in some mega bundles and coming soon for others.
Social Studies Pennant Word Walls with activity pages
Science Pennant Word Walls with activity pages
-Great for classroom decoration.






Learned Lessons Teaching Materials




4 comments

  1. THis is awesome for new teachers or even seasoned teachers. it is so comprehensive...Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. The details here are wonderful! Thank you!

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