One of the most challenging things for a (new) teacher is planning and pacing the curriculum. After all, there are so many different standards to teach, practice, and assess, and so little time. Whether you teach middle school ELA or high school English at a school where you have a strict pacing guide or if you teach at a school where you have complete freedom in your planning, planning for year-long ELS instruction is tough. I’ve taught in both situations, and each one has its positives and negatives. My secondary ELA pacing guide is a culmination of years of experience teaching high school English. Regardless of how your school is structured, every teacher in every single classroom needs to plan lessons, activities, and assessments, and figure out how much time to spend on each one. Getting the timing of it down takes a few years, and pacing and planning is something that changes with every school year. To help out teachers, I am sharing my secondary ELA pacing and plann...