1. Topic-
What is This Lesson About?

Total Lesson Time: _____ minutes.
2. Content-
Describe the important concepts, information, and skills you are going to develop in this lesson. Such as the Conditions, Standard, and teaching points.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
The lesson objective. Should be directly related to the content.
4. Objectives-
Describe the specific skills or performance objective that the cadets will be able to demonstrate at the end of the lesson.
5. Materials and Aids-
What will you be using to complete the lesson?
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

The introduction portion of a lesson should capture the cadets' interest and build their motivation to delve into the subject matter. It should take about 10% of the total lesson time (3 minutes).

WHAT: Write a description of what the cadets will be able to accomplish at the end of the lesson.

WHEN / WHERE: Write out an explanation of how and where the lesson fits into the skill or cadet program.

WHY: An explanation of why it is important for the course members to achieve the objectives.

B. Development-

The body of a Lesson Plan presents the teaching points divided into a series of stages. Each stage specifies the activities of both the instructor and the cadets. The body of the lesson may take up to 75% of the total lesson time (22 minutes).

- Introduce stage and lead into your teaching points.

- Present each teaching point clearly.

- Ensure facts all accurate.

- Use the best instructional method for each teaching point.

- Use your best training aids.

- In a skill stage, most of the cadets' time should be spent practicing and performing the skill (the bulk of cadet training is learning how to do a skill).

- Provide practice in a skill lesson.

- Confirm learning with questions.

C. Practice-

-Part of the Development (22 minutes)-

How will you allow students to practice what they have learned? How will you guide this?

Example: An activity such as a knot race.

D. Independent Practice-

-Part of the Development (22 minutes)-

How will you provide the students an opportunity to practice the skill while you can informally measure their progress?

Example: A worksheet / handout such as a worksheet on knowledge of seamanship (what does a reef knot do? What is the purpose of the bowline, etc.).

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

How will you differentiate instruction based on learner needs? How will the lesson be adapted or modified for special needs students? Usually left as "N/A"

F. Checking for understanding-

How will you determine that the students have reached a proficient skill set from the lesson?

- Confirmation of learning.

- 10% of total lesson time (3 minutes).

- This requirement follows from the confirmation principle of the Teaching / Learning Process. The end of lesson should have some kind of lesson check.

- Observation of the skill.

- Written, Oral, or Kinesthetic test based on lesson objectives and must be brief.

G. Closure-

How will you wrap up the lesson? Remind students why they learned this.

- The conclusion of a Lesson Plan allows for the summary of essential point and links them to the coming lesson and to using the skill in real life.

- The conclusion may take up to 5% of total lesson time (2 minutes).

- The following chart presents guidelines for planning the conclusion of the lesson.

- Review the teaching points.
7. Evaluation-
How will you assess if the lesson was successful?
8. Teacher Reflection-
Complete this after the lesson is complete. Just answer this question: How could you improve this lesson?

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