EdSe 3204 - General Instructional Methods Spring 2005: Dr. Helen Mongan-Rallis

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Madeline Hunter Direct Instruction Lesson Plan Format

Lesson Topic:__________________ Grade level_________________

Materials/Equipment Needed:

Objectives: (no need to include here if you are using the Understanding By Design template and this have already listed them)

List all lesson outcomes/behavioral objectives.

Follow the format:

The student will be able to:


This part of the lesson is very important in setting the scene for what students will learn in this lesson. Your role is to create a context for their learning and to help them connect what they are about to learn with what they already know (fundamental principle of learning theory).


This usually occupies most of the lesson. Although it is broadly seen as one segment of the lesson, it should include a variety of different activities, incorporating various multiple intelligences. In the body student learn concepts and skills guided by you, another person in the role of teacher, or by some other medium that presents the concepts. It includes not only the "show and tell" part of the lesson, but even more importantly, provides opportunities for students to interact with you, each other, and the material being learned; while they apply what they have learned they should receive feedback on their progress, helping them fine tune until they are ready to go it alone and practice. For each part of the lesson body, state approximate time expected for this part of the lesson. The steps to follow are:


This part of a lesson plan is fundamental in helping ensure that students synthesize what they have learned so far and make connections between today's lesson, the past, and, if applicable, what they are going to be learning next. It puts their learning back into context in a similar way in which you helped them create a learning context in your lesson introduction. The key elements to include here are:

Assessment: (as for objectives, no need to include here if you are using the Understanding By Design template and this have already listed them)

Describe how you will assess if students have achieved the lesson objectives (list all assessment methods you will use during and after the lesson).

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