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New Lesson Plan Setup

Who can do this with default user permissions?

District Level Administrators, District Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff, Teachers

Creating a new Lesson Plan is a four-stage process—this page is for the first stage:

  1. Selecting the students and timeframe
  2. Selecting skills to teach
  3. Choosing assignments
  4. Scheduling assignments

How do I get to this page?

  1. Select Planner on the Home page:

  2. On the next page, select New Lesson Plan.

On this page, you will set some of the initial parameters for the lesson plan you are creating.

   If you arrived on this page after selecting Third Grade Reading Proficiency Assessment (under Star Reading on the Home page), follow the steps below and then skip to step 5 of “Selecting Students for the Third Grade Reading Proficiency Assessment”.

  1. Choose Select Student(s)... (either the link or the button).

  2. In the pop-up window, select the schools, classes, and groups that you are creating the lesson plan for.



    • District level administrators, district staff, and other personnel assigned to more than one school will need to select schools in the Schools column.

      • Choose Select Schools at the top and then check individual schools to select them, or select All Schools to select all the available schools at once.
      • School level administrators, school staff, and other personnel assigned to only one school will not need to select a school.
    • The default option is to create Lesson Plans for classes and groups. If you would rather create a Lesson Plan for all students in a grade, select the CLICK HERE link. This changes the right-hand columns from Classes and Groups to Grades:


      Select the link again to switch back to Classes and Groups.

    • If you are creating a Lesson Plan for classes and groups, check the classes and groups you want to assign the plan to in the Classes and Groups column.

      • At the top of the Classes column, choose either All Classes (to choose all the classes) or Select Classes (to choose specific classes; check the ones you want in the list).
      • The first choice at the top of the Groups column is Whole Class (or Whole Classes); choose this to plan for the class(es) as a whole. You can also check specific groups that you want to plan for. Under Whole Class, you will see any groups you have created.
      • Teachers planning for classes and groups will only see their own classes and groups.

      You can search the items in a column by clicking within that column and then typing Ctrl+F or control-F on the keyboard.

    • If you are creating a Lesson Plan for all students in a grade, choose the grade you want to assign the plan to in the Grades column .

      • You can only select one grade.
      • Teachers will only be assigning the lesson plan to their own students who are in the chosen grade.
    Once you have made your choices, select Apply at the bottom of the pop-up window to save them, or Cancel to close the pop-up window without saving your changes.
  3. Select the subject you want the lesson plan to cover: Reading or Math.



    If you are setting up a Third Grade Reading Proficiency Assessment, Reading will be the only option, and it will already be selected.

  4. Use the Select Week drop-down list to choose the timeframe to plan for. You can choose one of the standard weekly timeframes or custom dates by selecting Custom.... (Note that you can have more than one Lesson Plan for the same dates.)


    If you choose to use custom dates, select the start and end dates from the calendars, then select Apply.
  5. Enter a name for the lesson plan in the Name your lesson plan field.


  6. If you are setting up a Third Grade Reading Proficiency Assessment, this field will not be present; you do not have to add a lesson plan name

  7. Select Start Planning to begin selecting skills to add to the lesson plan (or Cancel to leave this page without saving your changes).

       If you are setting up a Third Grade Reading Proficiency Assessment, go to step 5 of “Selecting Students for the Third Grade Reading Proficiency Assessment”.