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.
Fortunately, lesson plans can contribute toward both. In the case of teaching, these plans are often approved by a committee before they are presented to the glass. This not only ensures that the material provided is appropriate for the class, but it also reflects on the quality of the teacher as well. Once the plans are approved, the teacher is free to use them to educate his or her pupils. However, if the opportunity arises, adding a bit of spontaneity to the class will do wonders for helping to cement it in your students minds. Thus, feel free to leave a bit of wiggle room when planning your plans.