The Perfect Lesson Plan—and your best observation lesson ever—will be easier with this extensive resource. The Perfect Lesson Plan includes checklists, charts, cheat-sheets, tips, class posters, lesson plans and lesson plan templates for K – 5.
It will help you navigate through the modern mini-lesson, and master every detail—from lesson planning to presentation. You’ll find expert advice on the learning target, small group work, differentiation, share strategies, behavior management, and using technology in a lesson.
• A One-Page Cheat-Sheet Lesson Plan that will help you get started
• How to write a lesson
• How to present a lesson most effectively
• How to prepare your students for an observation
• Pre-observation meeting
• Post-observation interview questions and how to best answer them
• Danielson demystified: the gold standard checklist for teacher evaluation
• Sample lesson plans in reading, writing, and math
• Editable lesson plan templates
• Editable Curriculum Map for a Unit of Lessons
• Educational buzzwords explained in plain language
• Job interview tips so you can present a mini- lesson and sound like a pro…
A detailed look at each part of a lesson:
• Learning target
• Teaching point
• Check for understanding
• Questioning techniques
• Follow-up questions
• Depth of knowledge
• Active engagement
• Accountable talk
• Turn and talk
• Small group work
• Reading conference
• Writing conference
• Guided reading
• Multiple points of entry
• Next steps checklist
• Lesson sharing
• Brain breaks
• Exit slips
• Curriculum mapping
• Behavior management
The Perfect Lesson is a recipe, soup to nuts.
If you teach 5 lessons a day over 180 days of a school year, that’s 900 lessons—much less daunting once you have a plan and a routine! Relax, absorb the material, and remember, awareness is the first step toward mastery.
I'm wishing you all the best!