Lesson Plan Format for Children Age Three and Older
NOTE: As you develop a topic or design an activity, please keep in mind that the content selected should be within children’s prior knowledge or relate to children’s background. The following lesson plan format is suggested for each individual activity, small group or large group activity. However, you may vary the format in consultation with your cooperating teacher. Thank you!
Name of Planner_____________________________________ Date___________
Age of the Children_____ Number of Adults to Assist_______
The rationale for this topic/activity is (Why was this activity/topic selected? What can children gain from this activity/topic cognitive/conceptually while this activity continues to encourage and promote development of social, physical and/or emotion as a long term goal?):
The objective(s) of this activity is/are: (These objectives need to be measurable ensuing the completion of an activity as a basis for planning a next step in the exploration of the topic).
The materials needed are:
Procedurean (be sure to listen to and watch children, and be flexible through the entire procedure):
Transition to next Activity:
Evaluation/Reflection (Specifically, were the objectives met? How did children learn? How did the provided activity affect children’s learning? Are there any changes to be made for the next lesson plan with respect to teaching strategies, use of materials and organization of an activity?)