How does what I’ve noticed impact what I’m thinking/how I’m thinking about writing?
Both of the examples that I used in the comparison have a really clear order, and both include objectives, guiding questions, and a list of materials necessary for the lesson to go forward. These are definitely elements that I will want to use in my lesson plan—and I’m now thinking that I could use footnotes that would connect to the appendix, explaining reasons for my objectives, etc. and citing sources backing up that information.
I’m curious to see what it would look like if I created a booklet (or packet, if you will) out of three components:
1) Introduction - this will include a mission statement for “Creative Expressions” as well as basic background information on the adolescent brain.
2) Lesson plan - this will simply be the lesson plan, ordered by weeks and subject, covering a certain period of time that I deem appropriate. Anything that requires additional explanation will be footnoted, and lead to the…
3) Expository appendix - this will provide additional justification and illumination on the subjects I suggest, games that will be played, and any other blather that requires attention in relation to the lesson plan.