Components of a lesson plan

A lesson plan is a step-by-step guide on what students need to learn and how it will be done effectively during the class time. A teacher’s lesson plan includes many components, watch the video below to discover the key components of a lesson plan:


Overview of key components:

  • General information

    The course subject, class and the topic.

  • Learning outcomes
    What should be achieved at the end of the lesson.

  • Learning materials

    The materials needed to deliver the lesson.

  • Lesson phases

    A lesson has a middle, beginning and end. 

  • Learning activities

    Types of activities learners will need to engage in.

  • Active Teaching and Learning

    Methods, techniques and tools to make learning meaningful and interactive.

  • Timeline

    Estimation of how much time each of the activities will take.

  • Differentiation

    Differentiation in instruction to address different learning styles.

Lesson plan template

Click on the below link to view and download a lesson plan template for lower secondary education and get an overview of all its necessary components to be considered prior to teaching. Note that the structure of a lesson plan is determined by the demands of the curriculum of a specific context. It is therefore necessary to observe that this lesson plan can be modified to suit a context. 

 Lesson plan template


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