SAS Lesson Plan Format

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SAS Lesson Plan Format

Lesson plans being submitted to the Teaching Thrift Curriculum Development contest must be in the Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System (SAS) format.  The links on this page provide background about template.

When submitting your lesson, include your contact information (name, email, and school address).  Send the submission as a Word document or PDF to Beth Twiss Houting.

Sections to include in the lesson plan

  • Title
  • Subject/Course
  • Grade Level
  • Standards/Eligible Content
  • Common Core Standards
  • Rationale
  • Vocabulary
  • Objectives
  • Essential Questions
  • Duration
  • Materials
  • Suggested Instructional Procedures
  • Formative Assessment
  • Related Materials and Resources
  • Keywords
  • Author (name and school)

Resources for Creating SAS Lesson Plans


SAS Lesson Plan Template

SAS Lesson Plan Definitions

Example of  SAS Lesson Plan

For more information on SAS, visit