Ideally, grade lesson plans should be orderly and sensible, but with enough room to include spontaneity and creativity. Anyone who has had to sit through a lesson plan that was rigid and tight, with absolutely no deviation from the tasks at hand, will know that this is a thoroughly unpleasant way to learn. Letting your students breathe a little is important in helping them learn and remember.
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.