31 May 2019 | Veronica
As a new EFL teacher, one of the hardest parts of lesson planning is knowing where to start.
Read on for some suggested guidelines to help you know how to write a lesson plan that is engaging, active, and educational!
1. What is the objective of the lesson?
Use active verbs to complete the sentence: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to…
E.g: Summarize a short paragraph using skimming
TIP: Use Bloom’s Taxonomy active verb lists to help!
What vocabulary, sentence structures, and prior knowledge base do they have of the topic?
E.g.: 80-90% of vocabulary in the text, text types and their functions
What summative or formative task will students be assigned that can indicate that the lesson objectives have been reached?
E.g.: Students will be given a short text and 2 minutes to look at it. Then, they will participate in a partner game of Pass-the-Sentence where they take turns to each write one sentence of what happened next in the text.
Beyond the lesson objectives, what are the new ideas/vocabulary words your students need to know in order to complete the lesson?
E.g.: Vocabulary: protagonist (from text), how to identify key words/ideas
This is the bulk of the lesson. How will students be given a chance to learn and practice the skills in a structured context?
E.g.: Short teacher presentation about skimming, Explain-To-Your-Partner, then Kahoot to practice summarizing one sentence at a time.
E.g.: The warmer will be a memory game to practise the skill of quickly taking in new information.
Check out these warmer ideas for inspiration!