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13 free lesson plan templates for teachers

Save time preparing your lessons with this collection of printable templates for all age groups...

  • 13 free lesson plan templates for teachers

1 | Editable primary lesson plan template and English unit planning grid

Author: Plazoom

This pack includes a lesson plan template (in PDF and editable formats) that can help NQTs and supply teachers to structure their lessons. It may also be helpful to plan and develop ideas for a lesson that may be observed.

The plan follows a simple format which is easy to complete and then follow throughout the delivery of the lesson. An opportunity to assess pupils’ understanding against the objective and identify next steps in learning will help teachers to plan subsequent lessons for classes and groups of pupils.

Also included is a template that will support teachers to plan and deliver a whole English unit for writing. There is space at the start for teachers to identify the model text/s used and the intended final piece of writing that the pupils will complete, to aid them when planning the steps needed to build up to the eventual writing outcome.

The weekly planning grid can be reproduced according to the number of teaching weeks for the unit.

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2 | Observed lesson plan template for primary (adaptable for secondary)

Author: Teachallenjoy

This is a useful lesson plan template to help you remember everything you need when planning for an observation.

Suitable for any year group in primary, and adaptable for secondary.

Helpful tips and higher-level thinking questions are also included to help structure the lesson and ensure that everyone makes progress.

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3 | Very simple blank lesson plan template for secondary

Author: J Tomlinson

This is a very simple lesson plan that is useful for jotting ideas down, nothing formal, just so you know what you are teaching.

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4 | Writing Templates for KS1/2 English Lessons

Author: Plazoom

This writing pack contains a range of templates that can be used to support pupils with planning stories and other written work in KS1 and KS2, giving them various options for helping to organise their thoughts and ideas.

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5 | Lesson plan template for EYFS

Author: Kelly Davis

This is a blank lesson plan which can be easily adapted for individual early years settings.

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6 | Adaptable lesson plan template for KS1 and KS2

Author: Kelly Davis

This is a straightforward, easy-to-adapt blank lesson plan for KS1/2.

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7 | Editable lesson plan template

Author: Food Tech Fanatics

This editable lesson plan template allows you to add or delete rows as required.

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8 | Blank lesson plan template and support sheet for secondary teachers

Author: Mark Schmidt

This is blank lesson plan is a great starting point to be used to plan any subject.

It also comes with a supporting document that helps to fill in all the boxes, making it great for NQTs.

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9 | 5-minute lesson plan template and evaluation for secondary

Author: J Tomlinson

These are easy-to-use lesson plan and lesson evaluation templates.

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10 | Comprehensive lesson plan template

Author: This Is Geography

This comprehensive lesson plan template is suitable for a PGCE student, NQT or a seasoned teacher being observed.

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11 | Blank lesson plan template (PDF version and editable version with instructions)

Author: Emma Middlemiss

This is a simple lesson plan for teachers, student teachers and supply teachers to use when planning lessons.

There is a PDF version, suitable for making speedy handwritten notes, that can help teachers think through what they are doing and pass on the information necessary for their sessions to TAs and classroom support.

Also supplied here is an editable version, with notes on how to fill in the text boxes. It is a clear and easy-to-follow record of intentions for a lesson.

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12 | Lesson plan template PowerPoint for PGCE student or NQT

Author: This Is Geography

This lesson template has a start page, tasks (inc extensions), a plenary page and upcoming learning and homework.

The first slide includes auto dates (so there’s no need to change the date every time you give the lesson) as well as space for keywords, learning objectives and a starter (inc extension).

The background is blue with a simple font to support students with dyslexia, while still looking great.

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13 | Backwards lesson planning / design template

Author: Ash Arya

We always start a journey by identifying the destination first and then planning the best route. Why should planning for learning be any different? It shouldn’t.

This template helps with backward planning of lessons.

Start from the right-hand column – going backwards. And, omit the left-hand column if you are using to plan a sequence of lessons or a unit of work.

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If you’re looking for great ideas for making your lesson plans even better, check out this feature from Matt Lewis on the art of lesson planning.

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