This collection of lesson plan templates is designed to give teachers a wide range of ideas for both short and long-term planning. If you have a lesson plan format that you really like, please post it here. If you prefer to substitute a descriptive title for your template instead of your name, feel free! Also, if you are using someone else's template, you may wish to delete your name from the list below and add theirs instead so that proper attribution/credit is given!

Planning on a Block Schedule

Each row of this photo depicts a possible lesson plan configuration for a 45-minute period. The numbers represent the number of minutes devoted to the activity. As you look at the photo, think about how well each configuration is likely to capture, sustain, and recapture students' attention. Contrast this photo with the next photo of configurations for 80-minute block periods. - chericem1 chericem1

This photo demonstrates some possible configurations for an 80-minute block period.

The middle row of this photo shows how a teacher might allocate time to different elements of effective teaching.

This photo shows how a teacher might use elements of effective teaching (on the yellow stickies) to guide planning. The colored papers represent different blocks of time. Laying out the time blocks first is one way to help you think about the "rhythm" of your class. Layer 4 lists the actual activities a teacher might "slot" into each time block. Layers 5 and 6 show how a teacher might strengthen the lesson by adding in tasks based on the National Standards. Layer 7 indicates how a teacher might integrate technology into specific activities during the lesson.

You can download printable copies of planning materials that correspond with the photos above from the list below. - chericem1 chericem1

Planning Resources

Planning Templates

A great proficiency-oriented planning template from Amy Leonard

- an example of how to outline a class for an entire trimester (or semester). - alyxx alyxx

- A template designed to walk you through the lesson planning process - chericem1 chericem1

- A template that more "experienced" teachers can use to help make sure they've thought through all the necessary elements of a lesson (content, modeling, checking for understanding, sequencing, grouping, process, debriefing, assessment). If this template doesn't make sense, take a look at the one above first. - chericem1 chericem1

A template that allows you to put together the multiple collections of different types of text and ideas/projects/mini lessons that create a unit as a whole. Great for visual people. Courtesy of Cherice Montgomery - cartierm cartierm

- A template designed to help you plan lessons in three levels--a product-based level, a practice-based level, and a perspective-based level - chericem1 chericem1

- A template you can use to evaluate how well your lesson went - chericem1 chericem1

- A rubric you can use to evaluate your own teaching - chericem1 chericem1

Planning from the Textbook - Tips for using the textbook as the basis of your lessons and activities - chericem1 chericem1

- This is a template I use for weekly lesson planning or unit planning. It has content, language, and other objectives, lesson plans broken down by day, and check boxes for the standards used. - darkcait darkcait

- Here's a template that distinguishes between content and language objectives and among interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes of communication. - jbale jbale

- mllegibbs mllegibbs

- This document (shared courtesy of Jill McKillips) contains action verbs you can use to help you when writing your lesson plans.

- AnthonyFontana AnthonyFontana -

- A template that Brooke Adapted from Jenny Hudson



Jill McKillips -

Kate McGaw -- This is the template I use for my weekly lesson plans

This is my template for my daily lesson plans.

Katy M. - Adapted from

Kira - Adapted from Cherice Montgomery/Vendla Ulrich

Laura (I borrowed the basic template from Anita Toronyi - this lesson plans span an entire week for a rotating schedule)

Unit Plan Brainstorming Template: Utilizes 5Cs and triangles of Perspectives, Products, and Practices. Idea borrowed from Cherice Montgomery. - decortem decortem

- Thanks Debbie! This has worked for me - Rachel K.

Sara - thanks to brooke! Her lesson template made sense to me when I saw it in class a few weeks ago, so I adapted it for my own use!

Stephanie's Lesson Plan Template

- A week-at-a-glance template for block scheduled classes that meet 3x per week

Lesson Plan Template (in Excel) - Designed for an elementary teacher, but could be quickly adapted for secondary purposes

- - sarahew sarahew

KL 72809 LP Template - This plan has really helped me as a new teacher because it's very specific. I modified from somewhere. - litwins5 litwins5

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Instructional Strategies, Literacy, Michigan-specific Info., Proficiency, Review Games, Service Learning, Special Needs, Staying in the Target Language,
Substitutes, Teaching Culture, Teaching & Learning Styles, Textbooks, 21st Century Technologies

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