For the past 5 years, I've struggled with finding the perfect lesson plan template, as well as, how much time I've spent typing them. Although I agree that lesson planning is essential to becoming a great teacher, I also feel as though the focus should be on preparing, not typing. It's because of this, and the adoption of Common Core in my state, that I've condensed my lesson plans. Included in this resource is a 2-page whole group template focused on ELA, Math, and Writing (we integrate science/social studies in my county), 2-page ELA Small Group Close Reading Template, 2-page ELA Small Group Guided Reading Template, 2-page Math Small Group Template, and a 1-page RTI Template.
For ELA, I do a 30 minute EDI lesson and then 90 min small groups EDI. My small groups stay the same each week, just with a different text and focus skill. I've come up with a system to where my time is spent perfecting my craft, not typing plans. You'll see in the preview that the ELA small groups are already typed up, just need to add the text, strategies, etc.
For Math, I do 5 minute spiral review/dry erase board practice, 10 minute number talk, and then 15 minute EDI (modeling, "I do"). I then break off into groups for the remaining portions of EDI. You'll see this noted in the plans.
For writing, I integrate language so that I'm not using my reading block to teach grammar. This time is also used for unit when I cannot integrate with reading or math.
I hope this helps you all and takes the stress out of lesson planning! ENJOY!