When it comes to constructing your plan, think about what the goal of each lesson is. Write this down, detailing any skills you intend to teach and include a brief description of the activity you have planned. Depending on how quickly your class progresses you may find it easiest to create your lesson plans on a weekly basis, always with the overall goal in mind. You will have a certain amount of time to cover a set amount of material so constructing lesson plans can help to ensure everything is running smoothly and on 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.