90 Minute Lesson Plan

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Lesson Organization for 90 Minute Classes
TIME
ACTIVITY
10 min.
INTRODUCTION/WARM-UP
1. Lesson agenda on flip chart for teacher/student references;
Student secretary, class notebook
2. Sponge activities
Oral proficiency interview questions to answer
Activities such as “Find the person who” pairing activity,
Follow directions on the overhead
15-20 min.
FOCUS OF THE LESSON
1. Methods of introduction: link to homework, to previous learning,
brainstorming, use of student products from previous years, short
audio/video tape or reading
2. Explanation, note-taking, example guided practice
3. Check for understanding/clarity, write questions, explain to your
partner
15-20 min.
EXTENDED DRILL AND PRACTICE
1. Variety: group, pair, whole class, cooperative learning
2. Include accountability factor: “at the end of this practice, you will
say/create/write…”
3. Keep timing specific
4. Provide individual comprehension check: Can students utilize a
pattern/structure in the following situation?
20 min.
SWITCHING GEARS, LESS INTENSITY
1. Energizer: short 3-5 min. activities involving movement
2. Cultural component of the lesson
3. Continue reinforcing by linking to the lesson to overall course
4. Use media: computer, video, audio, authentic materials, drama
5. Reading/writing extended format
6. Mini projects, creating graphic organizers, etc.
5-10 min.
CLOSURE
1. Reflection for the day orally or in a journal or learning log
2. Assignment of homework. Suggest that homework be completed on
the day it is assigned while the material is fresh. Help students
organize their homework with a homework planning sheet
3. Keep assignments posted
4. Review new learning with homework examples
5. Check for understanding of assignment