Explicit Instruction: A Generic Lesson Plan (I-WE-YOU)

In many subjects, lots of lessons are focussed on information transmission, building background knowledge and developing students’ ability to independently perform a specific skill. Here is one simple approach to planning such lessons:

STAGE 1: Starter

  1. Retrieval Practice


2. Sentence/Vocabulary Practice

STAGE 2: Teaching New Content (I Stage)

  1. Reading a Text


2. Modelling a process/skill/type of answer

STAGE 3: Guided Practice (We Stage)

STAGE 4: Independent Practice (You Stage)

Here is the whole thing in a word document:


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