What format do you use for Lesson Planning? There always seems to be some new template to fit lessons in to, but the essential parts are this:

Engaging Hook:
I like to show an introductory video to get the students' attention. This also gives me time to check in books without losing instructional time.

Direct Instruction
Make sure to identify to students the learning task for today

Show the students a sample you or another student has made

Independent Practice
Students work independently. This is the time in which students are excused in small groups to check out books

Make sure to leave the last 5 minutes to clean up, shut down computers, and make sure they have completed the learning task.