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How to Plan Primary Lessons

How to Plan Primary Lessons
Essential Practice and Theory for New Teachers

November 2024 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Learn how to think like an expert primary teacher and how to plan great lessons.

This book explores the knowledge, skills and evidence base that expert teachers use to plan lessons in primary schools. It combines practical principles with robust ideas from theory to offer a flexible approach to fit any school's preferred lesson planning format.

Key features:

  • Chapters are supported by examples from across the curriculum
  • Deep insight into how expert teachers construct and teach their own lessons
  • Carefully aligned to the National Curriculum in England, the initial teacher education Core Content Framework (CCF), the Early Career Framework (ECF) and the Teachers' Standards.
This is essential reading for student teachers on primary initial teacher education courses, via any route (PGCE, BA w/QTS, School Direct, SCITT and Teach First).
Part 1: Essential theory
Chapter 1: What is learning?
Chapter 2: What is teaching?
Chapter 3: What is a curriculum?
Chapter 4: What is backwards planning?
Part 2: Essential practice: what are you teaching?
Chapter 5: How to use the curriculum when you plan
Chapter 6: How to plan for what your pupils will learn, not what they will do
Chapter 7: How to plan so talk supports learning
Part 3: Essential practice: how will you teach?
Chapter 8: How to structure a lesson
Chapter 9: How to plan for quality interactions
Chapter 10: How to plan for what your pupils will do in your lessons
Chapter 11: How to plan for scaffolding and modelling
Chapter 12: How to plan so that your pupils remember what you have taught
Chapter 13: How to plan so that you can find out if your pupils are learning

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