Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Lesson Plan Format
Today I thought it would be great to share my own lesson plan format. This was something that took me a while to figure out on my own. I'm not talking about how to design a lesson, but finding the routines that will work for me. Every time I change grades, this proves to be the challenge as well. The format I am proposing (and the one I use) could be used for first or second grade. When you have the basic format it makes it so much easier to just plug in all the details. Here's the format I use (times would have to be adjusted for your own school schedule):
8:00-8:10 Carpet time : Phonics
8:10-8:35 Daily 5 rotation 1 (I work with a small group)
8:35-8:55 Calendar (5 minutes), morning message (10 minutes), read aloud (5-10 minutes)
8:55-9:30 Daily 5 rotation 2 (I work with a small group)
11:00-11:20 Daily 5 Rotation 3 (I work with a small group)
11:20-11:30 Writing mini-lesson
11:55-12:05 Math warm up
12:05-12:15 Calendar (usually a math video of colors, skip counting, etc. Just a review)
12:15-12:25 Math mini-lesson
12:25-12:55 Math centers (I work with a small group)
12:55-1:15 Social studies /Science activity
Having a formula to use truly helps to keep you to not only stay on schedule, but give your kids the needed routine to make managing your classroom successful. I hope you can find this useful in your own classroom.
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