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.
A list of objectives can help you to gauge whether or not your students have achieved everything they should have once the lesson is over. Depending on the subject matter, objectives might be practical, for example, what can the student do at lesson completion. The objectives could also be knowledge based, for example, what does the student know after the lesson is complete.