Whatever the age of your pupils and regardless of the subject you teach, lesson plans can help you to ensure all course content is covered and help to make sure nothing important is missed out. A lesson plan is simply a detailed description of what materials are to be covered within an individual lesson.
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.