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.
Are you planning on teaching a class? If so, lesson plans provide you with a variety of different advantages. Any experienced teachers will tell you that having a plan does wonders for smoothing out the most chaotic of classes. Others, however, will tell you that sticking too closely to the plan will make things needlessly complicated and that flexibility is the key to running a sound classroom. In truth, both sides have merit; the best way to run a classroom, particularly one filled with younger, excitable students, is to maintain a perfect balance of order and creativity.