Step four should take the form of an evaluation of the lessons successes and shortcomings. While the lesson is still fresh in your mind, jot down your observations, note difficulties and areas which will need further clarification the next day. The true value of lesson plans is that one can check at a glance if all the necessary resources are in place for the day or unit or week ahead. Lesson plans must make provision for a variety of activities. Take your childs attention span into account when planning lessons. For example you could begin with a teacher tell approach where you keep explanations brief and repetitive, then pose questions, then move to a pen and paper activity. Thereafter you could move to a computer based task and finish with a worksheet which should assess whether you child has grasped the concept covered.
Step two of drawing up a lesson plan would be for the teacher to decide what resources will be needed for the lesson. The home school teacher might make use of a simple storybook to start. Thereafter, a series of worksheets for discussion might follow. Finally, the lesson might conclude with an assessment task, to ascertain how well the student has understood the work covered.
Once you know what work you will be covering in the semester which lies ahead, you can move to weekly and then daily planning. A lesson plan must be a tool to assist you to be thoroughly prepared for the lesson itself. You can decide to spend a week on one topic, for example, an introduction to sentence types; then your weekly plan will simply be further divided into daily objectives and activities.