Last Updated on July 7, 2023 by Editorial Team
As a teacher, how do you keep up with what you are going to teach the kids in week 1, and what would be the plan for week 2? While there is no doubt that experience and expertise can make teachers proficient at the planning part, however, a weekly lesson plan can do wonders for educators who plan much in advance about the curriculum for kids.
Creating lesson plans enables teachers to prepare materials, outline the flow of their classes, and provide a goal, or overarching learning aim, for their students. Most lesson plans are created in a typical format but what’s the difference we need? All we need is the usage and inspiration to make lesson plans.
This printable weekly lesson plan is all about the right formats, soothing colors, and enough space. A comprehensive plan helps teachers, and even parents to use this for ease of access. Check complete details about the printable and understand its usage for the best benefits.
Weekly lesson plan: What’s included
The printable is divided into 3 pages where students, teachers, and parents can make use of the planner in creative ways. Check out what’s included in all these pages to optimize it in the best possible manner.
1. Planner 1
A weekly planner is an essential part of everyday life for students as well as educators. This page starts with name and date wherein students can mention their name and also keep changing dates as per their convenience.
The next part of the page has 6 different boxes representing different days of the week starting from Monday to Saturday. These blank boxes are used to note the plan for each day. The plan can be written in bullet points as boxes offer a well-defined vertical space for all days.
The page ends with a rectangular box provided for notes. Here, students or teachers may add any additional information that needs to be added for the week.
2. Planner 2
While page 1 includes vertical boxes for noting information, it can maximum store different bullet points. So, when students or teachers need to elaborate on their points for any day of the week, they can move to page 2.
Page 2 of the weekly lesson plan includes rectangular boxes representing different days of the week. However, the rectangular boxes are spaced horizontally wherein students/teachers can note details in an elaborate manner. Days from Monday to Friday are available on this page making it easy for students/teachers to view data in an accurate manner.
If there are extra notes, there is a specific area dedicated to it at the end of the page. Any additional information can be noted here.
3. Planner 3
Page 3 of the weekly lesson plan is all about making data visible in a tabular form. While lesson plans can be divided into different days, an overall representation of the entire week makes tasks easier for students as well as teachers.
On this page, different days are mentioned on the left side in rows format. On the other hand, the columns provide space for 4 subjects. Here, each subject can be planned according to the days. Such a tabular form ensures that all subjects are given equal attention and nothing is missed out in the course of action.
Along with this, the page also has a rectangular space for additional notes. If any subject requires the usage of classroom activities, it can be mentioned in this space.
The PDF of the weekly lesson plan printable is attached below. You can download it for free.
How to use a weekly lesson plan
While most lesson plans are used by teachers, their purpose is never just limited to teachers. Creative and highly-organized weekly lessons, like this one, have many purposes. All you need to do is tap on it and explore various benefits.
1. Create a Balance
Teachers are obviously the very first users of weekly lesson plans. While teachers can make a typical plan for teaching, they can also be creative in engaging students in different activities through the planner. With the presence of tabular formats, teachers get an opportunity to create a balance between subjects.
2. Note Crucial Information
They can also mark if any subject or area needs extra time simply through the planner. At times, teachers may notice a certain student not being very active in a certain activity. Such things or observations can also be noted for the best benefits while teaching.
3. Share it Across
The usage of a weekly lesson plan becomes successful when students and parents are also well-informed about the decision. When students and parents are aware, parents are more likely to offer the right books or materials required for a craft activity without forgetting them. The other way around, students are more likely to participate and show enthusiasm when planning is done and they know what to expect in the week.
Why is a weekly lesson plan important?
A weekly lesson plan is the very first step that teachers must use to ensure a happy and structured learning environment. Even professionals can be overwhelmed with so many subjects and the inclusion of activities.
In such cases, a lesson plan offers the right direction. Check how a weekly lesson plan makes so much difference in everyday teaching.
- Gives the teacher the ability to convert the curriculum into educational activities.
- Establishes a regular timetable and structure for teaching thereby eliminating loss of time or lack of time to complete the syllabus. Hence, it can be a good activity for time management.
- Creates a diversified learning environment as teachers can better balance between games, classroom activities, and theoretical explanations.
- A weekly lesson plan also develops curiosity among students as they are aware of their next learning process thereby increasing classroom engagement.
- Every day, a teacher can use a lesson plan as a map to decide what the class will cover and how it will be taught.
A weekly lesson plan is an important aspect of education. The success and well-being of the instructor can both be enhanced by effective lesson planning and by creating an effective learning environment. Additionally, the lesson plan transforms the curriculum into precise daily objectives. With the usage of a well-designed lesson plan, teachers can better ensure addressing the needs of students. As needs are addressed with a proper plan and system, students are sure to feel confident, and happier, and show engagement in the classroom.
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