Creating a lesson
There are two places where you can create a lesson plan:
- The Lesson Plan page
- Select "Create Lesson Plan" at the top right corner of the screen.
- The Calendar page
- Select "Create Lesson Plan" at the top right corner of the "Lesson Plans" table.
Both of these pages may be accessed directly from the tab bar located at the bottom of the screen.
After you select "Create Lesson Plan" you are given the option to "Create New" or "Duplicate Existing."
The "Create New" option brings you to a blank lesson plan. All editable fields are shaded gray. Working from the top of the page to the bottom, start by giving the lesson a title. Then choose a Group from the drop-down menu.
Next, select the date when you will teach the lesson (if you accessed the new lesson from the Calendar page, then the date will be auto-filled for you). If the lesson will teach a standard, select which standard from the drop-down menu or type in a new standard.
Next, select the New Text to be taught for the lesson and any Review Text from a previous lesson. You can use the drop-down menu to select a previously taught text or type in a new text that will be saved for future use.
After adding the texts, add the content of the lesson including New Text Intro, Vocabulary, Reading Strategy Focus, and Word Work / Writing.
Use the Notes box at the bottom of the screen for any other notes you want to make on that lesson.
"Duplicate Existing" is one of the more exciting features of GRō! With this feature, you can edit and use the same lesson plan as many times as needed (e.g. for multiple groups) without having to write it each time. After you select "Duplicate Existing," choose the lesson you wish to duplicate from the list of lesson plans. The lesson will appear in Edit mode (i.e. gray boxes), allowing you to make any changes and save the new lesson.
You can also access the "Duplicate" function from within an individual lesson plan. It's located at the of the screen to the right.