In the Objectives section of your lesson plan, write precise and delineated goals for what you want your students to be able to accomplish after the lesson is completed.
Be Specific. Use numbers where appropriate.
To define your lesson's objectives, consider the following questions:
- What will students accomplish during this lesson?
- To what specific level (i.e. 75% accuracy) will the students perform a given task in order for the lesson to be considered satisfactorily accomplished?
- Exactly how will the students show that they understood and learned the goals of your lesson? Will this occur through a worksheet, group work, presentation, illustration, etc?
Additionally, you will want to make sure that the lesson's objective fits in with your district and/or state educational standards for your grade level.
By thinking clearly and thoroughly about the goals of your lesson, you will ensure that you are making the most of your teaching time.