What is a Lesson Structure?


A lesson Structure

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Is a detailed step-by-step guide that outlines the teacher’s objectives for what the students will accomplish during the course of the lesson and how they will learn it.

To be effective, a lesson has to include clear, easy to follow instructions; it has to have a clear objective—what we want students to walk away having learned or understood; and it has to be engaging enough to keep students interested and participating throughout. To achieve these goals, a well-defined lesson structure is indispensable.

Lessons that are effectively structured do not attack the main topic immediately, but rather ease into it in a number of ways. They may:

  • lead with a quote related to the subject to jumpstart discussion,
  • begin with a short activity that brings lesson themes into focus,
  • begin with a brief ritual to ready the group for a specific type of instruction.

The essential keys, then, of effective lesson structure can be summed up as:

  • A well-defined learning objective,
  • User friendly directions for teachers,
  • Differentiated instructional methods,
  • Engaging, enjoyable activities, and
  • A processing guide to connect participants’ lesson experience to real world applications.


Author: Sir Gunda

A Friend of Education

Usikae kimia sema kitu juu ya nukuu hizi

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