There are many different ways to plan a lesson. This is a general overview of the stages you can go through when planning a lesson for your Madrassah pupils. Another method of planning lessons is below which is good for using when teaching a skill.

Lesson plans should be recorded centrally and kept for future use in case the teacher is absent. There should also be a record of what the pupils have been taught so all pupils receive the same standard of education.


  • Select learning outcomes: what you want pupils to be able to do by the end of the lesson:
    For example, be able to read Arabic letters with ‘fatha’ confidently.
  • Select appropriate content
    obtained from good books: content: Arabic Alphabet, vowels etc.
  • Select appropriate teaching and learning strategies.
    Madrassah teacher directed activities (explaining what sound ‘fatha’ makes,), guided reading (Madrassah teacher reads out with their pupils), independent reading (pupils read individually/in pairs), teacher listens, independent writing (pupils write) Kineasthetic activities (teacher reads out, pupils write for example)
  • Select and develop appropriate teaching & learning resources. (e.g. handouts/quiz/games)whiteboard, pen, Arabic books or hand-outs, mini whiteboards (laminated paper works well!), pens, pencils, papers)
  • Incorporate appropriate assessment strategies.
    Feedback, (e.g. try to remember to pronounce letter ‘Qaaf’ from the back of your tongue), group work, self-assessment, peer assessment.
  • Implement evaluation and feedback.
    Ask pupils what they found easy, difficult and what they need more help with. Spend time after the lesson reflecting on it: how was the lesson; did all pupils achieve the objectives; how can you improve the next lesson?