Once you have finished your plans, you will find that your class runs much smoother than it would without it. For example, your students will enjoy the luxury of the daily routine and the security of knowing that their teacher will know exactly what the plan is on a day to day basis. Should a delay occur, such as a classroom discussion tangent or a school cancellation, you will nevertheless have enough time to reschedule various events. Writing plans are also useful in that if you plan to take any field trips, you will be able to prepare for these events ahead of time.
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.