Middle School ELA Pacing Guide & Curriculum Map

Find out how I fit in all the core reading AND writing standards into one school year for middle school ELA!

As a teacher in her 26th (now 29th) 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 the 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!

Thanks for stopping by!

Pin This Post for Later:

Don’t spend hours searching for that great idea you found.  Just pin this to your favorite classroom Pinterest board so you can quickly and easily come back when you are ready.  You’ll be glad you did!

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