What we are talking about is a lesson management system
Lesson plans are hit-and-miss without a lesson planning and management system in place.
This lesson planning system needs to include a “big picture” view…a yearly plan.
Then, the lesson planning system can focus upon keeping students engaged in high-quality learning experiences.
The high quality experiences include all the items described in the Instructional Management section of this Web site:
- Thematic Units (Planned for the School Year)
- Daily Oral Language
- Daily Oral Vocabulary
- Drop Everything and Read/ Sustained Silent Reading (DEAR/SSR)
- Graphic Organizers
- Integrated Higher-Order Thinking
Your focus must be on what is relevant to students, what expands thinking, and what engages students’ interests.