Repo Structure and Lesson Plan Template

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A short paragraph explaining what is covered in the lesson plan. This should be text that can be copied and used in a meetup or workshop description.


After completing this lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Objective 1
  • Objective 2

It’s required that you include a bulleted list of objective(s) for each lesson plan. Objectives should be worded as actions that the participant can do once they’ve finished. See Bloom’s Taxonomy of Action Verbs (PDF) as a reference. Avoid using words like “know,” “understand,” “be introduced to,” etc. There should be one assement item for each objective (see below).

Target Audience

Who is this lesson intended for? What interests/skills would they bring? Put an “x” in the brackets for all that apply.

  • [ ] Users / Content Writers
  • [ ] Designers
  • [ ] Developers
  • [ ] Speakers
  • [ ] Organizers
  • [ ] Kids

Experience Level

How much experience would a participant need to get the most from this lesson? Put an “x” in the brackets for all that apply.

  • [ ] Beginner
  • [ ] Intermediate
  • [ ] Advanced

Type of Instruction

Which strategies will be used for this lesson plan? Put an “x” in the brackets for all that apply.

  • [ ] Demonstration
  • [ ] Discussion
  • [ ] Exercises
  • [ ] Feedback
  • [ ] Lecture (Presentation)
  • [ ] Slides
  • [ ] Show & Tell
  • [ ] Tutorial

Time Estimate (Duration)

How long will it take to present this lesson? Put an “x” in the brackets for the one that applies.

  • [ ] 1 hour or less
  • [ ] 2-4 hours (half-day)
  • [ ] 5-8 hours (full-day)
  • [ ] 2 days
  • [ ] 3 days or more

Prerequisite Skills

Participants will get the most from this lesson if they have familiarity with:

  • Skill 1
  • Skill 2

For example:

  • Experience with HTML and CSS
  • Completed the Basic WordPress Concepts lesson

Readiness Questions

  • Question 1
  • Question 2

A list of questions for participants to see if they have the background and skills necessary to learn and understand the lesson.

For example:

  • Do you want to makes changes to your theme yourself?
  • Do you know how to write CSS?


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  • Slides (files included in this repo)

Materials Needed

  • Item 1
  • Item 2

A list of files, resources, equipment, or other materials the presenter will need for the lesson.

For example:

  • A local install of WordPress
  • The files for the TwentySixteen theme

Notes for the Presenter

  • Note 1
  • Note 2

A list of any handy tips or other information for the presenter.

For example:

  • Participants may need to download the TwentySixteen theme before beginning
  • What to do if there’s no projector or internet available
  • What to do if a participant doesn’t have the necessary set up
  • How to handle different opinions about the topic

Lesson Outline

  • First do this
  • Then move on to this
  • Finish with this

The plan for the lesson. Outline form works well.

For example:

  • Talk about what a theme is
  • Demonstrate how to install and activate a theme
  • Practice exercises to have participants find and install a theme on their own site


Exercise name

Short description of what the exercise does and what skills or knowledge it reinforces.

  • Short point or step of the exercise
  • And another one

These are short or specific activities that help participants practice certain components of the lesson. They should not be fully scripted exercises, but rather something that participants could do on their own. For example, you can create an exercise based on one step of the Example Lesson.


There should be one assement item (or more) for each objective listed above. Each assessment item should support an objective; there should be none that don’t.

Write out the question.

  1. Option
  2. Option
  3. Option
  4. Option

Answer: 3. Correct answer

A few questions to ask participants to evaluate their retention of the material presented. They should be a measure of whether the objectives were reached. Consider having a question for each objective.

Additional Resources

  • Resource 1
  • Resource 2

An optional section which can contain a list of resources that the presenter can use to get more information on the topic.

For example:

  • Link to information on the Codex
  • Theme Review Team’s Handbook

Example Lesson

An example of how the lesson plan can be implemented. Written in script form as one possible way an presenter might use this lesson plan at an event, with screenshots and instructions if necessary.

Section Heading for Example Lesson

You will likely need to break the Example Lesson down into multiple sections.

Lesson Wrap Up

Follow with the Exercises and Assessment outlined above.

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