Many school districts have a committee that critiques writing plans before the semester begins. This is to ensure that your materials are not only suitable for your students skills, but they are also timely, organized, and reasonable. Some common things to include in your plans include mission statements, texts, writing exercises, reading assignments, classroom discussions, and more. Some committees are content to have a basic outline of your plans, while others prefer a more detailed account. You may be required to alter your plans to meet their requirements.
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.