Lesson Plan Essentials

The Knox County Public Schools (KCPS) Lesson Plan Essentials are required for every lesson and instructional unit.  They were developed by our Instructional Improvement Priority work team.

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) requires that KCPS develop, implement, and monitor a district-wide instructional plan and process that ensures teachers develop lesson plans and instructional strategies that:

1) inform students of clear learning expectations,

2) provide students examples of how they will demonstrate learning,

3) formatively assess student learning to guide and modify instruction and provide on-going student performance feedback,

4) provide students with exemplars of high quality work,

5) require student collaboration and self-reflection,

6) address student development of critical thinking skills, and,

7) are individualized to meet unique student learning needs. 

Click here to download the district recommended Lesson Plan template

KCPS LESSON PLAN ESSENTIALS

Learning Targets

(Standards)

How Students Will Demonstrate Learning

(Examples:  Writing, research, collaboration, project, etc.)

Instructional Strategies

(Critical Thinking Skills and Higher Order Thinking Skills)

Exemplars

(Identify; example: rubric, scoring guide, student work)

Differentiation

(Intervention, accommodations, enrichment)

Formative Assessments

(Include how you will provide student feedback)

Student Self-Reflection

(Include how students will self-reflect on learning)