There are eight elements that should be considered in the design of an effective lesson. These elements constitute building blocks that, if placed in the appropriate sequence for the content to be taught, can ensure that the learners have the basic knowledge they need so that they can be successful.
- Objective: identify the learning objectives so that the students know what to expect in the lesson.
- Anticipatory Set: ask a question or use a brief activity that requires the students to focus on the learning objective.
- Input: present the content to be learned, or draw it from the students, possibly through their response to the anticipatory set.
- Model: provide an example of the content, possibly through an analogy to explain