A lesson plan is an important component of instructional design. Professors can use lesson plans to develop learning objectives, organize and deliver course content, and plan and prepare learning activities and materials. It also specifies whether professors will use informal or formal assessment methods in their classrooms. Professors can also incorporate these components into their lesson plans to effectively meet the needs of their discipline and teaching style. A lesson plan is typically a one- or two-page document divided into sections describing what will happen in the classroom daily.