Lesson Plan Template

This page outlines the content of a lesson plan. You will be able to choose this lesson plan template when creating a new Lesson Plan post type on https://learn.wordpress.org/. (You can see a live lesson plan that uses this template here: How to create a Lesson Plan)

A short paragraph explaining what is covered in the lesson plan.

This should be text that can be copied and used in a meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. or workshop description.


After completing this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Objective 1
  • Objective 2

It’s required that you include a bulleted list of objective(s) for each lesson plan. See How to Finalize Description and Objectives for more information.

Objectives should be worded as actions that the participant can do once they’ve finished. See Bloom’s Taxonomy as a reference. Avoid using words like “know,” “understand,” “be introduced to,” etc. There should be one assessment item for each objective (see below).

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Prerequisite Skills

Participants will get the most from this lesson if they have familiarity with:

  • Skill 1
  • Skill 2

For example:

  • Experience with HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. and CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site.
  • Completed the Basic WordPress Concepts lesson

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Readiness Questions

  • Question 1
  • Question 2

A list of questions for participants to see if they have the background and skills necessary to learn and understand the lesson.

For example:

  • Do you want to makes changes to your theme yourself?
  • Do you know how to write CSS?

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Materials Needed

  • Item 1
  • Item 2

A list of files, resources, equipment, or other materials the presenter will need for the lesson.

For example:

  • A local installLocal Install A local install of WordPress is a way to create a staging environment by installing a LAMP or LEMP stack on your local computer. of WordPress
  • The files for the TwentySixteen theme

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Notes for the Presenter

  • Note 1
  • Note 2

A list of any handy tips or other information for the presenter.

For example:

  • Participants may need to download the TwentySixteen theme before beginning
  • What to do if there’s no projector or internet available
  • What to do if a participant doesn’t have the necessary set up
  • How to handle different opinions about the topic

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Lesson Outline

  • First do this
  • Then move on to this
  • Finish with this

The plan for the lesson. Outline form works well.

For example:

  • Talk about what a theme is
  • Demonstrate how to install and activate a theme
  • Practice exercises to have participants find and install a theme on their own site

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Exercise name

Short description of what the exercise does and what skills or knowledge it reinforces.

  • Short point or step of the exercise
  • And another one

These are short or specific activities that help participants practice certain components of the lesson. They should not be fully scripted exercises, but rather something that participants could do on their own. For example, you can create an exercise based on one step of the Example Lesson.

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There should be one assement item (or more) for each objective listed above. Each assessment item should support an objective; there should be none that don’t.

Write out the question.

  1. Option
  2. Option
  3. Option
  4. Option

Answer: 3. Correct answer

A few questions to ask participants to evaluate their retention of the material presented. They should be a measure of whether the objectives were reached. Consider having a question for each objective.

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Additional Resources

  • Resource 1
  • Resource 2

An optional section that can contain a list of resources that the presenter can use to get more information on the topic.

For example:

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An example of how the lesson plan can be implemented. Written in script form as one possible way an presenter might use this lesson plan at an event, with screenshots and instructions if necessary.

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Section Heading for Example Lesson

You will likely need to break the Example Lesson down into multiple sections.

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Lesson Wrap Up

💡 Follow with the Exercises and Assessment outlined above.

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