Writing Lesson Plans
The OTAN Online Lesson Plan Builder is designed as a tool for adult educators to improve instruction. Research has shown that effective teachers follow a methodology for planning and presenting a lesson. The WIPPEA model is a guide for teachers in planning effective lessons. The lesson planning model represents a continuous teaching cycle in which each learning concept builds on the previous one, thereby serving as an instructional roadmap for teachers.
The acronym WIPPEA represents the first letter of each stage in the lesson planning model: Warm-up, Introduction, Presentation, Practice, Evaluation, Application.
The model is based on the work from Madeline Hunter from her text, Mastery Teaching (1982), and adapted by the ESL Teacher Institute, Lesson Planning Module, then published by Longman, Teacher Training Through Video, 1992.