A lesson plan is a roadmap teachers use to organize daily classroom activities. It specifies what students will learn during each class period, how the lesson will be delivered, and how student progress will be assessed. Lesson plans are an essential component of teaching and are part of a larger set of classroom organization and management tools. They only cover one lesson, as opposed to other types of plans that cover an entire unit, subject, or curriculum. If a curriculum is a world map, a lesson plan is the road map that takes you from point A to point B. Building a plan is a creative and critical process in which teachers incorporate various strategies to engage students and assess progress.