Homeschool Lesson Plan Forms
If you have browsed the Homeschool Planner section of donnayoung.org, you might have found that there are different types of papers that make up a homeschool planner. There are papers for the Lists that you need, forms for Administrative purposes, and finally the Lesson Planning Forms.
This is where to find the free printable home school lesson planning forms, see also Sets. The 3rd row in the menu contains links to different types of lesson planning forms.
There are four basic lesson planning form types-
- Daily and Weekly Planners
- Term or Subject Planners
- Journals, "Journaling"
- Unit Study
Within these four groups are a variety of planner layouts with various quantities of rows or/and blocks. I have more than 4 links in the 3rd row and below is a short description of each of the links.
The Lesson Plan Form Types and Styles
A List with Short Descriptions of the Pages with the Printable Files
Index of Lesson Planners
is a new area, as of November 2010, that I will work on every now and then. The purpose of Index is to offer you another way to browse my homeschool planner forms.
Schedule a Week of Lessons for all Subjects
Although I have more weekly lesson planners than those linked on the Weekly Lesson Planner page, this page presents an assortment of basic and not quite basic weekly planners. The weekly forms are sorted into four categories.
- One-Page Weekly Lesson Planners - popular Edwardian and The Planner List
- 6-Day Weekly Lesson Planners
- Two-Page Weekly Lesson Planners - My favorite type of weekly planner
- One-Page Lesson Planners for Two Children
At some point in our homeschooling years, I started planning each subject separately for the entire year. I made for myself special planners and named them "Subject Planners" and to those with a certain quantity of cells, I named those quarter planners and semester planners. I also made some special subject planners for multi-part classes and classes with lab. I suppose because I made these out of need, I found them to be the most useful sort of lesson planner. The term and subject forms are sorted into five categories.
- Quarter Planner - These have 45 cells per printed page, which could equal one quarter of a school year.
- Semester Planner - These have 90 cells for lesson plans per printed page.
- Six Week Planners - Although I do not recommend adding dates to a subject planner, this one has 6 rows of cells, which it most people would seem like a 6-week planner, but it's better if you think of it as a 30-cell planner, which could be used for thirty lesson plans.
- Science Planner - I share my apologia lesson plans online and I created a science planner that suited this sort of class - one with reading assignments, lab assignments, and a place under each row for comments or a supply list.
- Grammar and Composition Planner - I call this a grammar and composition planner because that is what I made it for -- for me, but you can use it for any class that has three or more parts.
-a popular set because of the many choices that you have. By Columns is a mix and match set.
Lesson planners that are designed for the purpose of entering lesson plans for one day. Using them that way is optional.
A row planner uses a different planning strategy. Rather than entering lesson plans in daily chunks, enter them in weekly or greater chunks.
This page is a general outline of creating a unit study.
XLS file: To use Excel Weekly, enter the student's name, subjects, and start date for your school and this information is spread over 6 weekly planner pages and two objectives pages. Typing lesson plans before printing is optional.
For ultimate control of how your lesson plan forms look and if you have software that supports the file types, use the doc or xls files. Being the paper planning type, I used the pdf files unless I wanted to type my child's name on the planner. I do have a few, very few, pdf's that can be typed on. They are marked with this icon: .
Tip: With the doc files, you can add a background image to dress up the file before printing.
See Also The Related Pages Below
Coordinated Sets: Not to confuse you, but be sure to look at the Sets before deciding which planners to print. Sets has planner collections that match. Three favorites are: Colonial Planner for Household and Homeschool, Garamond Collection, a Homeschool Planner, and Homeschool Portfolio Lesson Planner.
How-to-plan articles: For information on making simple lesson plans go to How To Make Simple Lesson Plans for Homeschool. This is the "home page" for a series of how-to articles that are about planning different types of books.
This is the place where you can find all of the homeschool planner printables. All of my printables were made with some sort of software on my computer by me. It usually takes at least two different software products to make these printables, sometimes it takes four software products. All of my works are copyrighted although I don't make a big deal about that on the printable itself. I usually just put this web site's address on the printable in tiny gray letters so you will know where to get more printables.
 Everything is different (gee thanks, Donna) but I hope the navigation is improved.
If you need help instead of forms, back up and go to Homeschool Help. If you need household forms instead of homeschool forms, go to Household. If you need calendars instead of planners, go to Calendars. If you are looking for subject related material, browse the subjects in the menu at the top of the page. Anytime you need to return to the very beginning, go to DonnaYoung.org. If all else fails contact me via the feedback form.
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