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Lesson Plan Formats - A variety of lesson plan formats created on the computer for use in a classroom. source

Lesson Plan Book - I too make a template on the computer. I plug in all of my special area classes, lunch, recess, etc . I then make copies take it to KINKOS Copy Center and have them put on a nice cover and binder. It cost about...source

make some review games - I have started making inexpensive games that review curriculum as well. Here are some my fourth grade students really enjoy.

FISHING: I bought a small magnetic fishing game for $1 at the dollar store. It is a pole with a magnet on the end. I made a bunch of paper fish and stuck a paper clip in the end of their mouths. I wrote math facts like "5x7" on them. Students lay them face down and fish for facts. I let them keep score when they play. If they get the fact right they get a...source

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Definitions of Behavioral Verbs for Learning Objectives - If your lesson plans call for students to diagram something, just what does that mean? Here is a list of definitions for those sometimes vague verbs used in learning objectives source

Education Products for Blooms Taxonomy - A list of many products that can be made by students, and which level (or levels) of Blooms the product helps promote source

Five Common Mistakes in Writing Lesson Plans (And How to Avoid Them) - Tells you errors that can be made in planning and writing lessons and what to do about them. Also included is a format to make your planning more effective source

Going to a Museum? - Includes a field trip planning guide, sample lesson plans and follow-up activities, and Internet resources source

Lesson Design & Performance Models - Madeline Hunters eight elements of effective lesson design are listed here in this brief article source

Lesson Plans the Easy Way - What are the key components of planning a lesson? Just how do you write an effective lesson plan? This page fills in a lot of details and makes it look easy source

PBS TeacherSource - Lesson plans from PBS that are correlated to state and national standards.Searchable databases let you find lessons to fit standards source

Remodeled Lesson plans Critical thinking - Lesson plans for grade 4-6, remodeled to promote critcial thinking skills source

Resources for Critical Thinking - Tactics that encourage active learning and sample "remodeled" lessons for grades K-3 source

The New Lesson Architect - This online helper takes you through lesson planning, step by step. You create your own account. Units and lessons are stored online for you. Learning standards are from Florida, but you can adapt these to your own state standards or skip this step source

Writing Lesson Plans - Anatomy of different lesson plan models. This particular page focuses on the Madeline Hunter model of lesson plans, other pages allow you to compare the same lesson, taught (and planned for) in different ways source

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