Another important component of crafting quality lesson plans is detailing how and when students will be engaged during the lesson.  

Here are a few things you should do when writing your lesson plans to ensure you’re creating opportunities for students to interact  with and practice the objective:

  • Plan your questions.  
  • Plan how you will elicit responses from the students.
  • Plan for interaction between students in your Introduction to New Material.  Ask yourself:  Will you use pairs or trios?  “Turn and Talk”? 
  • Plan when and how will you provide guided practice so that the students can begin to use the strategies you are teaching.
  • Plan what kind of independent practice will you ask the students to do.  When?  How?

You absolutely need to take these things into consideration if you want your lesson plans to be complete and of “passing” quality!