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Lesson Planning

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As a teacher candidate, you will prepare comprehensive lesson plans that foster the process of planning effective instruction. The following resources will help you become more intentional about determining a lesson’s purpose and the instructional process you’ll use to best meet your students’ needs.

Lesson Planning 101

This book is intended to serve as a resource for beginning teachers as they master the art of effective lesson planning and for experienced teachers as they revisit the components of lesson planning that become second nature over time.

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Lesson Plan Template

Use this template to articulate the goals and objectives of your lesson plan, evaluate your data, describe your instruction and activities, and reflect. An annotated lesson plan is available as a guide to help you use the template successfully.

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Lesson Plan Reflection Template

Within 48 hours of teaching a lesson, complete this lesson reflection by answering the following questions.

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Universal Lesson Plan Rubric

Understand the grading criteria for your lesson planning assignments.

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Universal Unit Plan Rubric

This rubric assesses the overall understandings and objectives of an entire unit, or series of lessons, including the learning and assessment tasks that effectively measure the unit’s objectives.

Universal Unit Plan Rubric


S.M.A.R.T. Goals PowerPoint

Learn how to develop specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely/tangible goals.

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Tips for Writing Objectives

Get an overview of various instructional objectives and gain tips for composing effective objectives that are focused on the results of your instruction.

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