The Lesson Planner

Using the Lesson Planner, you can build lesson plans for your classes, share your lesson plans with students and parents, and use your lesson plans for your other classes in the current year or for the same class next year.

If you don't see the Lesson Planner tab on your class page, your PlusPortals administrator has disabled the feature.

How the Lesson Planner Works

Lesson plans are organized into units that contain lessons. The lessons contain content such as an overview (or objective), homework, assignments, online quizzes, or other learning resources related to the lesson. You create the units, add lessons to the units, and then add content to the lessons.


You want to create a lesson plan for a math class that includes a unit on fractions. You could start by creating a unit called "Working with Fractions". Next, you might add two lessons, "Adding Fractions" and “Subtracting Fractions”, to the unit. To each of these lessons, you could then add the appropriate content.

Lesson Planner Panels

The Lesson Planner is divided into panels. The Units and Lesson Plans panel provides a table of contents for navigating your units and lessons. Each unit also has a panel. From the Unit panel, you can add lessons to units as well as edit, copy, delete, or print units and lessons.

The figure and table below provide an overview of the Lesson Planner panels.

Unit and Lesson Plan Panels

  Overview of the Lesson Planner Panels
A Click to display the Lesson Planner tab.
B Click to add a new unit to the lesson plan. See Add a Unit to the Lesson Plan.
C Click the arrow next to a unit to display the lessons assigned to it.
D Click a lesson to open it and add content. See Add Content to a Lesson or Add a Quiz to a Lesson.
E Click the folder to add teacher resources.
F Click Edit to create or edit a lesson overview or objective. When you click Edit, the button is replaced with Save. See Add Content to a Lesson.
G Click the title of a lesson to open it and add content. See Add Content to a Lesson or Add a Quiz to a Lesson.
H Use the unit management buttons in the upper-right corner of the Unit panel to edit, copy, delete, print, or add a lesson.
I After expanding a lesson, use the buttons in the upper-right corner to edit the lesson, copy it to a different section, delete it, or print it.
J Use the text editor buttons to format the text of the overview or objective, and to add hyperlinks, images, tables, and YouTube videos.

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