I am lucky in that my administrator is interested in, and supportive of, our foreign language program at my school. My administrator has even attended Mandarin Chinese classes in which they touted the virtues of teaching with comprehensible input (TCI)! When it came time for my administrator to observe me this year, I wanted to write up a lesson plan in a way that would reflect the TCI/TPRS that we’ve adopted. The more I thought about it, the more I realized I wanted a lesson plan template that new members to my department could use, or that my student teachers could use. After numerous and unsuccessful searches online for a TCI/TPRS template, I decided to create my own.
This may seem hefty to some, and it may not be something you would want to use all the time. However, I feel it is really helpful for new teachers, or teachers new to our school who have never taught using CI/TPRS. I hope this can help some of you out there!