Middle School ELA Pacing Guide & Curriculum Map


Plan out your Middle School ELA year with this FREE pacing guide & curriculum map!  #teaching #lessonplanning



As a teacher in her 26th year of teaching ELA at the honors/advanced, general and special needs levels, I have spent a great deal of time and energy figuring out how to balance both reading and writing and differentiate at the same time.

It can be tricky to plan lessons, activities and assessments to ensure that students are taught all the reading and writing standards in the space of a school year.  A school year sounds like a lot of time too - until you start to lay it all out in an outline and have to put in time to review and take standardized tests.  

So my focus has been targeting the fundamental skills with a very step-by-step approach to the standards.  There are skills that have to be taught first - like central idea and close reading - before you can effectively teach text-based essay writing.  So I have taken some time to sketch this all out and am happy to share it with you.

While I do include some links to paid resources, free resources, and even blog posts in my curriculum guide, you can simply use it as an outline to sketch out your year.  I have used this with 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in about 50 minute periods that meet 5 days per week.

I sincerely hope that this helps you plan out your year and gives you a kind of road map to help you get from here to there.  :)  Please click here to get this Pacing Guide.

There are more FREE resources like this in my Resource Library!






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