School of Education & Human Services
Lesson planning is an essential skill for teachers. To guide you through the planning process, the education department has adopted a developmental "stage" approach to lesson planning. The Lesson Plan Overview will guide you through these developmental stages as you progress in your program of study. The lesson plan templates and rubrics for each stage are listed below.
Stage One Emphasis
Teacher candidates will be exposed to the entire format with emphasis in described areas.Candidates should leave with the understanding that planning is a crucial part of the teaching process. Plans are developed on specific curriculum objectives which are translated into instructional objectives. There is a definite beginning, middle, and ending to a lesson.
Stage Two Emphasis
Here candidates begin to translate the lesson into the teaching experience. Emphasis is placed on the correlation between state objectives, the instructional objectives, and the instructional procedures.
Stage Three Emphasis
Stage Three results in extensive practice in planning and delivery. During this stage there is an emphasis on the components of the procedures. Additionally, instruction is given in questioning strategies and in modifications for diverse populations. Candidates should leave Stage Three with a solid understanding of the strong connections between: objectives, standards, assessment, procedures, and closure.
Stage Four Emphasis
Here candidates put into practice the co-planning and co-teaching model. Planning and delivery become an extensive component of the internship experience. There is an emphasis on reflection. Here candidates move to being able to adjust the plan as needed during instruction. Lastly, candidates examine how their instruction impacts student learning.
Stage Five Emphasis:
Stage Five is the shortened lesson plan form. Not all candidates may progress to Stage Five. This stage occurs only when the mentor and supervisor agree that the candidate has a strong understanding the planning-teaching process and is able to provide less detail in written format. If a candidate regresses during Stage Five, the candidate will return to Stage Four.
Stage Five Short Template
Lesson Plan Reflection
A reflection is required for lessons that are taught. Professors will guide you in their expectation of the reflection at each stage. A reflection rubric may be used for this process.
Lesson Plan Reflection Rubric