What is a Lesson Plan?
* A lesson plan is a framework for a lesson as you should mention the target language included in the lesson; vocab, structure, and function. Additionally, you should mention the main language skill you’re going to emphasize.
* If you imagine that a lesson is like a journey, then the lesson plan is the map. It shows where you start, where you finish and the route to take to get there.
* The lesson plan is the product of your thoughts about the lesson you’re going to teach; what you hope to achieve and how you to achieve it. We always say that the best teachers are those who think carefully beforehand about what & how.
- What they are going to do in their classes and,
- How they are going to do that.
Why is Lesson Planning Important?
Lesson planning is very important because:
- It is a sign of professionalism.
- It gives you the opportunity to tailor your material and teaching to your class.
- It is a way to help you gain the respect of your students.
- It guarantees that you will cover all the items in the lesson.
- It gives you a chance to predict possible problems in the class and think about ways to deal with them.
Three Main Kinds of a Lesson Plan
Three Elements Must Be Considered in EFL Lesson Planning
Every lesson is unique including a certain focus. A lesson can focus on grammar, vocabulary, reading or writing. It may contain listening and speaking activities. It may also concentrate on the revision of the new language items. So, the content of the lesson differs from one lesson to another.
However, there are three main elements you should consider and achieve when teaching any EFL lesson. They are E.S.A.
These three elements, E. S. A. must be present in sequence in every model EFL lesson, whatever your teaching point. But what do we mean by E. S. A.?