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.
In some cases, grade plans must be scrutinized by a committee before the material is presented to students. This makes sure that the material and scheduling included is appropriate for the students as well as their overall grade level and abilities. Once the grade plans have been approved, the teacher is free to use them to the best of his or her ability.