First things first, it might be worth checking if there is a specific lesson plan format that you need to follow. Some schools, colleges and universities have a standardised format to follow as this makes it easier for another teacher to use if you are unexpectedly away from work. While there are many different formats you can use for a lesson plan, most contain the same core elements. The title and time of the lesson are basic pieces of information and a list of required materials ensures no essentials are missed out.
The craft of writing is notoriously difficult. Like any art, it requires creativity, spontaneity, and discipline. For this reason, many writing teachers doubt the integrity of writing lesson plans, claiming that they would stifle any narrative drive their students might have. However, structure is important in any class, and it is important to maintain a sense of routine, even when tackling something as unpredictable and mutable as a writing class. Here are a few ways writing lesson plans can benefit you.