Creating a good lesson is like telling a story. And every good story has three parts: a beginning, a middle, and an end.
When we put too many activities into a single class period, students go through the steps. But unless it all ties together, it just doesn’t work. Like a story with too many characters, first you get confused. Soon, you lose interest.
Engaging lessons start by getting students excited to learn. They learn through hands-on exploration. They share and reflect on what they've learned.
This simple template will help you organize your ideas and plan 3-part lessons for any subject area.
Pair this planning template with our Group Work Rubric to communicate expectations and assess students on their process, product, and presentation.