When writing lesson plans, it is important to have some clear ideas of where the lesson is actually going. Follow these guidelines and the writing of your lesson plans will become much simpler and more focused.
1) Know how much time you have for your lesson. Make sure that you have enough activities to fill the time. It is better to have too many activities planned than too few.
2) Have a clear objective for your lesson. What is the purpose of the lesson? What is the specific target language that you are trying to teach? What is the specific grammatical structure that you are trying to teach?
3) Be aware of potential problems that students may have in learning the structure. List those problems. Also, make sure to list solutions to those problems.
4) Know the language level of your students. Assess them honestly as to where they are. Try not to assume that they are further ahead (or behind) of where they actually are.
5) Have a good idea of what materials you need to deliver the lesson. Also, make sure you have adequate amounts of these materials in order to conduct the lesson.
It’s hard to start on a journey if you don’t actually know where you are trying to go. So, before actually writing a lesson plan, have a good idea of where you are going and what you are going to need to get there. Use the above mentioned tips and your lesson plan writing will be a snap.