Lesson Plans and Planning Forms for Homeschoolers

Lesson Planning Forms for Homeschoolers  

The Lesson Plan Forms are available in four basic types, namely, the Term and Subject Planners, Weekly and Daily Planners, Unit Study and Journals. Various layouts of planners with several blocks or rows are available in the above – mentioned four groups. The lesson plans help you plan your activities in advance and keeps you prepared from beforehand. This is the reason why logs should be kept up to date. The Index enables you to browse the available homeschool lesson plan forms.

The Weekly Planner is useful for planning all subjects’ lesson plans for one week. It usually comprises 8 rows and 5 columns and has a header space for writing the name, grade and academic year of the student. It also has a ruled space at the bottom for the purpose of writing notes.

Another kind of Weekly Log is available that consists of the standard 5 columns and 7 rows. One of the rows in this planner is ruled and extended and can be used for subjects like Language Arts. A small space is provided for writing the name of the lesson above each column and a space for notes is situated at the bottom of the page. At the top of the page, there is space for writing the name of the student and the date. Apart from the large square space at the top, a list space is also situated beside the ruled rows in the plan list.

The Term and Subject Planner helps you in planning by subject rather than by week. The 8 Week Planners belong to this category. They are meant for planning 8 weeks (2 months) of a school year. It consists of 7 columns – each depicting one day of the week and 8 rows for each week. At the top of the page, there is provision for writing the name of the student, subject, date and the period of 8 weeks.

A Daily Planner is useful for making a daily homeschool schedule. The name, grade and academic year of the student can be written at the top of the page. The top part of the planner is divided into date, day of school, year, previous hours, hours spent on that day and the total yearly hours. The subjects are divided into rows and at the bottom of the page; there is space for writing notes by teachers and about upcoming quizzes and tests. The daily planners are also available in various colours.

The Journal Planner is basically a ruled paper in decorated or plain form. Some of them even come with a header and a blank space at the top. The other journal planners come with decorative borders or images.

The Column Planners are usually of two types, Two-Column Planners and One-Column Planners. The one-column planner has 5 rows and has a ruled space beside the column. The name of the student and the date can be mentioned at the top of the page and a space for notes is placed at the bottom of the page. In case of the Row Planners, it is advisable to enter lesson plans on a weekly basis or in large amounts, instead of the doing it daily. The row planners consist of some 9 rows and some of them are bordered by a 5-month calendar. The planners surrounded by calendars are named after the opening month of the calendar.



Daily Planner



Journal Planner






The 8-Week Planner



Weekly Log



Weekly Planner