As a resource room teacher, I was always required to follow the components of an effective lesson. This is a struggle for some teachers because obviously in a sped. classroom, we may need to teach a little differently. I have designed a lesson plan format for special education teachers to use in their reading block that includes all required components as well as a section for IEP goals and benchmarks and accommodations and modifications. This is for students who are learning to read, rather than reading to learn.