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How To Write A Lesson Plan


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Lesson plans help classroom teachers to organize their objectives and methodologies in an easy to read format.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: 30-60 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Find a lesson plan format that you like. Try this Blank 8-Step Lesson Plan Template for starters.
  2. Save a blank copy on your computer as a template.
  3. Fill in the blanks of your lesson plan template. If you are using the 8-Step Template, use these step-by-step instructions as a guide for your writing.
  4. Label your learning objective as cognitive, affective, psychomotor, or any combination of these.
  5. Designate an approximate length of time for each step of the lesson.
  6. List the materials and equipment needed for the lesson.
  7. Attach a copy of any handouts or worksheets.


  1. A variety of lesson plan templates can be found in your education classes, from colleagues, or on the Internet.
  2. Remember that lesson plans come in a variety of formats; just find one that works for you and use it consistently.
  3. You should aim for your lesson plan to be less than one page long.

What You Need

  • Lesson Plan Template
  • Well-Defined Learning Objectives
  • Materials and Equipment

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