What should you include in your Detailed Lesson plan


In the last post, you got to know why a detailed lesson plan is necessary. In this post, I will show you what you should include in your detailed lesson plan.

There are the most basic and necessary points to be included in the detailed lesson plan:

  • Date of the class: It can be written on the top-right or top-left corner of the page.

  • Name of the Subject: It can be written on the right end but not necessarily, on the page after the date.

  • Name of the topic (Unit): It can also be written on the right end but not necessarily of the page after the Name of the subject.

  • Name of the Sub-topic (lesson): It can be written on the right end but not necessarily of the page after the name of the topic.

  • Your objectives of that particular class: you should write what students are going to learn today or what students will be able to do after the class.

  • Process of instruction with expected time to finish it: you should write how you are going to teach with the teaching aids used while teaching the class. You can also include 2-3 minutes to recall the topics learned in the previous class. The whole process can take 20-25 minutes.

  • Class activity in brief with expected time to finish it: you can write a brief or detailed (it’s on you) information about the activity students are going to do with the directions (What and how students’ are going to do). The activity can take 15-20 minutes.

  • Higher-order thinking: you can also include what kind of higher-order thinking you developed among students with the lesson you taught.

  • Assessment activity with expected time to finish it: This should have the information on the number of questions for assessment and type of questions whether it will be objective or subjective. You can include multiple-choice questions, matching questions, or one-word questions that students can answer in a short time. If you are asking subjecting question it can be from 2-3 questions maximum. The time for assessment could be of 5 minutes.

  • Evaluation activity with expected time to finish it: evaluation time can greatly depend on the size of the class. It can be of 5 minutes duration. You may not be able to evaluate all if the class size is big and you are using the traditional method of evaluation. But make sure that you finish evaluation the same day, otherwise, it will become a burden. And, do let the students known about the evaluation with constructive and positive remarks. This will also help you understand how many students were able to understand what you taught.

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