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GENERAL LESSON PLANNING FORMAT

Student teachers are required to plan learning-experiences linked to specific learning outcomes, using a variety of different
instructional approaches. While many experienced teachers may not complete full lesson plans for all classes taught, this IS A
REQUIREMENT for student teachers. Two possible formats are provided here, but student teachers are encouraged to discuss
lesson planning formats with their Associate Teachers /Associate Teachers and adjust formats to suit the class level and
expectations.

Subject Area: Grade:


Topic: Date: Time:

1. Instructional Expectations:
Identify the student learning outcomes and link to the appropriate Ontario curriculum documents.

2. Pre-assessment:
Identify previous knowledge and skills of students related to this lesson.
Note the classroom requirements.
Resources required for this lesson and related activities.

3. Introduction:
This is usually a brief opening activity or interaction designed to capture and focus students attention on what is to follow.
Note strategies used to bridge todays lesson with students prior knowledge and with what has been covered in previous
lessons.

4. Establishing Learning:
Identify appropriate learning steps/strategies (what students will be doing) and teaching strategies (what teacher will be
doing) that you will utilise to move students towards stated objectives in a systematic way.
In what ways have you taken account of particular learning needs of different students?
In what ways will you group learners and why?

5. Consolidation of Learning:
How will you ensure that new learning is consolidated, new ideas synthesised, key themes reinforced?
What authentic demonstrations are required to illustrate that learners understand new concepts, learning new skills,
exploring new attitudes?

6. Assessment of Student Learning:


Detail formal and informal procedures that you will adopt to determine if students are accomplishing objectives of lesson.

7. Reflections and Looking Ahead to Subsequent Lesson (to be completed AFTER lesson)
To what degree were your objectives met? What influenced this? How could this lesson be improved to take account of
emerging factors?
Based on your reflections on this lessons effectiveness, what learning experiences and expectations should be included
in subsequent lessons with this class?
ALTERNATIVE LESSON PLANNING FORMAT
Subject Area: Grade:
Topic: Date: Time:

Expectations: What do I expect my students to learn?


Overall Expectations : Accommodations/
-list of big ideas Modifications
- List of Catholic Graduate
Expectations

Specific Expectations
-The students will be able to :
-skills/knowledge/attitudes
-use Blooms taxonomy

Assessment and Evaluation: What is the best way for my students to demonstrate
achievement?
Plan a culminating performance/summative assessment Go back to expectations
Identify products, performances, processes Pay attention to the verbs
Identify criteria and categories to be used to judge achievement ( Knowledge & Understanding, Thinking & Inquiry, Communication, Application)
Diagnostic Assessment Formative Assessment Summative Assessment Accommodations/
Modifications

Resources: What are the materials required for the lesson?


THINK : Accommodations/
Learning styles Modifications
Educational
visits
Manipulatives
Authentic
materials
Guests
speakers
Multimedia
Technology
Lesson Development: Teaching/Learning Sequence:
Include the methods you use for organizing and engaging the students in learning and responding to their needs (learning styles)
Remember all tasks/subtasks must align with expectations and the culminating task
Sequence of an effective lesson: activation of prior knowledge/skills/attitudes, motivation of students (introduction), modeling knowledge/skills/attitudes, acquiring new
knowledge/skills/attitudes, using new knowledge/skills/attitudes (application), sharing of information, and reflection on learning.
Lesson Development Time Accommodations/
Modifications
Follow-Up: A brief outline of what needs to come next Self Reflection: To what extent did the students accomplish

the learning expectations? List areas for improvement .


Lesson Plan

Subject: Topic: Time: Grade:

Background:

Ministry Expectation(s):

Introduction:
Materials:

Process: Notes:

Ways to Improve lesson For


Next Time:
Closure:

Application/Follow-up:

Assessment:
ALTERNATIVE LESSON PLANNING FORMAT

LESSON TITLE: TIME REQUIRED:

SUBJECT / STRAND: GRADE:

EXPECTATIONS COVERED: (Linked to curriculum documents) ASSESSMENT:

BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE:

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY MOTIVATIONAL HOOK:

LESSON DESCRIPTION

SAFETY CONCERNS?

ACCOMMODATIONS/
MODIFICATIONS FOR
SPECIAL NEEDS:

LINK TO FUTURE LESSONS: EXTRA TIME ACTIVITY:

REFLECTION: