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? 

