Dr. R. McGinnis
Lesson Plan Format for Microteaching Experiences
Each microteaching experience requires a written lesson plan (typed/word-processed). The lesson plan format (with suggested times for a 20 minute microteaching experience) which we will use in this class is presented below. Note that while this format provides some structure, there is room for individual choices within the components.
Content -- be as specific as possible, don't just say math, or reading, or science
Context -- what big ideas do you assume the students already have, what types of organization are they used to using, pairs, small group, etc. as appropriate
OPENING STRATEGIES (no more than 3 minutes)
ACTIVITY SEGMENT (no more than 12 minutes)
Procedures (including questions to probe understanding -- continuous assessment)
Note: Avoid word-for-word "scripting," but include enough information so that one of your peers could deliver essentially the same lesson.
TRANSITION (if there is a second activity)
ACTIVITY SEGMENT #2
Procedures (including questions to probe understanding -- ongoing assessment)
CLOSING STRATEGIES (no more than 3 minutes)
It is not our view that every lesson must end with "an answer" or a conclusive result. However, you may wish to end with some statement about where in the overall sequence the class is at this point.