I created this skill based lesson plan to ensure that I was practicing balanced literacy in my classroom. Essentially, it will help you plan your goals for a lesson, how you will reach those goals, how you will know students have met the goal, how you will assess students, etc. It also has a notes area to record which students were absent, reminders to self, homework to assign ect. It is a two page planning document that can be printed front to back. Perfect for new teachers who must submit lesson plans or veteran teachers who want to make sure they are focused on their students, what they are learning, how they are learning it, and how they will assess it.