Free lesson plan templates for teachers or parents who homeschool their kids. All templates are editable so you can personalize and customize to suit your needs. Either print a blank lesson plan template and write your lesson plan or edit the template before you print. We offer many free lesson plan themes to suit every teaching style.
Weekly Lesson Plan Template
Each printable lesson plan template below starts from Monday until Friday. There are 8 versions with 1 to 8 lessons each day.
This weekly template has 8 versions, with 1 to 8 lessons each day. There is space for both a lesson plan and the homework assignment for that lesson.
We also offer many more weekly planner templates that you can customize.
Daily Lesson Plan Template
This daily lesson plan template will organize your lesson, including supplies you might need, homework you should give, preparations to prepare, etc. It will remind you of everything you need to do to ensure that your lesson is ready. Once you have prepared the lesson, then you can use the simple lesson plan template for the next year since the preparations will be complete. If you keep your lesson plans organized, then preparing for each year will be easy and stress-free.
If you don’t want a unique teacher daily planner template, then check out our daily planner templates that might be helpful as-is or with some changes (all the templates are free and editable).
Teacher Lesson Plan Template
We offer free lesson plans for teachers in elementary to high school. There are also options for preschool. If you are looking for a college-level lesson plan template you can probably find templates you can use with little to no editing. If you want to edit the layout of any template, then select the Word or Excel version.
Preschool Lesson Plan
Free printable preschool lesson plans for preschool teachers. For preschool and kindergarten you can use a template with lesson plan clipart to make it more fun and interesting.
You can download the preschool weekly lesson plan template as an image or a PDF file.
Elementary Lesson Plan Template
To create a class plan template for elementary school you can use any of the templates above.
Middle School Lesson Plan Template
Most of the templates above can be used for middle school classes.
High School Lesson Plan Template
The templates below and most of the templates above can be used for high school classes.
College Lesson Plan Template
This is a sample college lesson plan template.
The Benefits of a Lesson Template
- A lesson plan printable will help you plan what and when to teach your students.
- It will help you plan ahead to ensure that you teach all compulsory material since the lessons will be mapped out.
- It will help you teach certain themes in an organized system to build on what was taught previously in an order that will help students better understand the material.
- You can list materials required, homework to be given, or preparations that you need to complete before each lesson. This will help you prepare for each lesson.
- Spending time preparing classes will help you save time in the future since you can re-use your plans each year.
- A lesson plan will give you more confidence particularly if this is your first teaching year. When you are prepared for a lesson you are less likely to be caught off guard and unprepared.
Keep all lesson plans from the entire year and create a lesson plan book that you can use in future years.
How to Make a Teacher Lesson Plan Book
You can make cheap lesson plan books by printing the templates on this page with a binder cover to create a DIY lesson book. The advantage of creating your own book is that you can choose the template that best suits you or even mix and match if you prefer.
You can include additional printables in your book. For example, if you want to create a teacher’s lesson planner and record book then add both of those templates to your DIY book. Print as many copies as you want to include. See the teacher planner for additional printables that you might find useful.
Which Format Should You Select
If you find a template that you can use as-is then any format will work for you. If you want to use the template as-is but the content then the free editable lesson plan template PDF will be perfect. Most of the templates are editable so you can type the content but you cannot change the layout. If you want to change the lesson plan layout then select the lesson plan template Word or Excel versions. You can make as many changes as you want until the template works for you. Always keep a blank lesson plan template that you can re-use over and over instead of deleting the content each time.
How to Create a Teacher Lesson Plan Book
- Choose any teacher lesson planner printable from the selection above.
- Download it.
- Print as many copies as you want.
- Insert the lesson plan pages into a binder or have them bound.
How to Write a Lesson Plan
A lesson plan is a teacher’s daily plan of what students need to learn during the class and how it can be done successfully. Once you know what you are going to teach then you can compose your interactive lesson plan and plan relevant activities. A smart interactive lesson plan helps you to:
- Attain your goal of teaching students successfully
- Manage your time properly
- Reach the classroom with more confidence
- Increase your chances of having a positive learning experience with your students
Every lesson plan that we make acts as a detailed everyday guide for what the students need to learn. A good lesson plan should ideally include the general outline of the goals and priorities of the course, the schedule of teaching and learning the topic, and the activities planned to verify the students’ comprehension.
Key Components of a Lesson Plan
- Learning Objectives
- Evaluation for Learning
- Measurable & Time-bound
1. Learning Objectives:
The base of your lesson plan is the objective behind making this plan. The objective should be clearly defined and it should also highlight the skills and knowledge that students are going to learn as a result of the activity.
2. Activity Based:
For an activity-based lesson plan, keep these things in mind:
-Develop detailed notes on both the lesson and the planned activity relating to the particular subject or topic.
-Include information that you don’t want to directly discuss with the students but over the course of the lesson you want them to learn it.
-Your activity detail should be clear and precise enough that anyone who reads it would be able to teach it effectively.
-The learning activity should be directly related to the learning objective.
-The strategies could involve providing examples of real-life or developing a hypothetical topic-related situation.
-Using IT aids and showing videos related to the subject can also lead to improved comprehension.
-Having lesson-related exercises is helpful for students to recall the subject being learned.
The teacher must evaluate the lesson and check that the students understand the topic they were supposed to teach.
This will help the teacher understand the extent to which she has achieved the objective of her lesson. There can be two types of evaluation:
a) Summative Evaluation:
Summative evaluation involves making assessments about the efficacy of a program or course at its conclusion. These could include a test, portfolios, final project, etc.
b) Formative Evaluation:
Formative assessment is conducted during the development or improvement of a program or course. It is done even by restating the subject of matter through suitable questions. It includes diagnostic tests, peer assessments, planned homework, etc.
4. Measurable & Time-bound:
Time management is the key. In order to complete the lesson according to the schedule, an instructor needs to accomplish all the activities within the planned time. It is important to ensure that all activities can be completed during that lesson. Plan your timeline and be realistic about what you can accomplish during each class.
The curriculum you plan to cover may be too much for the time allotted. In this case, simply break your lesson plan into sections. You can then speed up or slow down depending on the amount of time remaining. During class, if you encourage questions and discussion, be mindful of the time and the lesson plan. The lesson plan is a reflective guide to ensure the learning goals you’ve set for your students are met in the time allocated.
Here is a teaching plan template that includes each of the four components:
How to Create a Lesson Plan
Creating a successful lesson plan requires time, patience, and an understanding of your students’ goals and abilities. Here are few steps to make a good lesson plan:
- The first step in preparing a lesson plan is to define what you want to cover in your lesson or outline the learning objectives for the topic.
- Next, plan the specific learning activities by using different materials (different examples, videos, etc). Think about how you are going to get your students involved. A perfect way to do this is to use rich media, including videos. You should allow them plenty of time to practice after you have provided your class with all the material.
- Prepare a conclusion or summary of the activity.
- To recap what they have learned, always spend a few minutes at the end of each class reviewing the material.
- After each lesson, take a few minutes to focus on what went well and why, and what you should have done better. Some of the lesson plan templates available have a section for reflection. You can also add this section if you select a template that does not include it.
- Evaluate by asking students different questions either written or oral.
- Add a resource list to your lesson plan. It is very much important to list and gather the required material beforehand. Keep materials together and numbered for your class and have additional supplies available. Include any references or media needed for your class, as well as the appropriate resources.