How to Write a Scheme of Work

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Use a scheme of work to keep yourself organized when you are teaching. A scheme of work is a teacher's lesson plan or outline of the lessons you will teach in a course. Follow these tips to write a scheme of work.

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  1. 1

    Start with an opening paragraph describing your course objective. Include how you will present the course. Continue your scheme of work by breaking the course into modules and then break each module into individual lessons.

  2. 2

    Write what you will teach in each lesson. Include your goal and objective so that it is clear what the students will learn in each class. List the skills you will give the students.

  3. 3

    Break the lesson into step by step instructions for yourself about what you will teach. You can use these points to prod yourself if you forget any part of your lesson. It's also a good outline for a supply teacher. Include the points you want to cover and any questions you will ask the class.

  4. 4

    Explain what you are telling the whole class and what you will have students do in small groups. Include the activities you will have individuals do on their own.

  5. 5

    Include the time you will spend teaching the whole lesson and the time each part of the lesson will take. List the lessons in the order you will teach them.

  6. 6

    List your hand outs and resources. You want to keep track of the things you handed out to your students and the resources you used to get your information.

  7. 7

    Sum up what the lesson was about at the end of your scheme. List any homework or assignments you handed out to your students.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a teaching template to organize your scheme of work or use a teacher's lesson planner book.

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