The Meticulous English Teacher Presents
An incredibly meticulous way to plan lessons. Are you a new teacher who is still getting accustomed to making sure your lessons are the appropriate length? Has your school recently changed schedules from traditional to block schedule or vice versa? Is your principal insisting on bell-to-bell instruction? Do you just prefer a visual/kinesthetic way to plan your lessons?
I believe that students aren't the only ones who benefit from manipulatives, teachers do too! Back in 2014 my district decided to change English courses to a block schedule. I had never taught on the block and was having trouble thinking about how I would fill my time in class effectively. Out of desperation, I created these using my math skills and a little pizazz from Microsoft Word.
Now, I can truly see how my time in class is structured. I can make sure that I am using time effectively and efficiently. I can move lesson elements around until it looks right. I can truly make sure I am teaching bell-to-bell. Principals everywhere rejoice!
Once printed and laminated, you can use these templates to plan your lessons over and over (with the help of your trusty wet-erase marker). I have a colleague for whom I printed a set back in 2014; she told me she still uses them two years later!
The download comes with templates for several different weekly schedules (traditional, block, block-hybrid) and time manipulatives for activities ranging from 5 minutes to 45 minutes. If you have questions or need a different schedule template, my contact information is in the downlad.