Free Pacing Guide for Any Grade Level

Jul 11, 2013 | August, Fall, Freebies, June/July, Literacy, Management, Math, Teacher Wisdom, Technology, Writing | 29 comments

Free Pacing Guide from Simply Kinder
I am convinced that one of the most important things you can do to have a great school year is to be organized.  This Free Pacing Guide will help you plan out your school year and help keep your teacher heart very happy.

This article works well with these Simply Kinder resources:


What is a Pacing Guide?

A pacing guide (or curriculum map) is a tool used to organize curriculum to make sure all of the content is covered.

How this FREE Pacing Guide makes my heart happy:

Being organized makes me happy.  Knowing that I have everything planned out makes me happy.  Knowing that I know where we are going makes me happy.  Knowing what the end goals are and knowing that I have things mapped out to get there just helps me to sleep better at night.

Use your standards, teacher’s manuals, and school calendar to map out what you will teach when.  For me, what this looks like changes based off who I am working with or what the school expectations are.  One of my favorite ways to fill this out though is to cut up the standards into sections and literally sort them into months.

Assigning concepts to months does not necessarily mean that is all you teach or focus on that month, it just means that you add lessons and focus on that skill extra that month.  Remember, teaching is a spiraling thing (especially in kindergarten) and so we are constantly teaching and reteaching the same concepts every day.

Keep your pacing guide in your teacher planner so when you are planning your weekly activities you make sure you are pacing yourself correctly.  Also, revisit and adjust your pacing guide as needed (I do this during the holiday break in December and during Spring Break just to make sure I hit everything.)

Be sure to use some sort of checklists or assessments to make sure kids are truly learning what you are teaching.  Using checklist assessments is a great way to see those gaps and spiral them back into your lessons.

And great news.  The 2020-2021 Pacing Guide is here!  Sign up below and I will email it to you right now!  

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  1. Jessica Eoff

    Thank you so much! I tried to come up with something similar to this last year, but didn’t have time once I thought of it. I am an Algebra teacher but can easily adjust this to meet my needs. Thanks again!

  2. Jana Hansen

    Thank you sooo much have been looking for a pacing calendar that is easy to use!!

  3. Amy Bloeser

    Thank you

  4. Crystal Young

    OMG! Thanks for getting this hugely wonderful resource to us well before the end of this school year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are amazing and thank you so much for sharing!!!!

  5. Debbie

    Thank You Jennifer.

  6. Rachel

    <3 it!!! You make the best resources!

  7. Marieke

    Thank you!

  8. Fawn

    Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Kristy

      Thank you for sharing. I haven’t received mine yet. I cant wait to start

  9. Belinda

    Thank you for sharing the love!

  10. Katie Conner

    Thank you!

  11. Jenny

    My team and I have been talking about how badly we need to make a pacing guide! No excuses now! Can’t wait to use it! Thank you so very much!!

  12. Meg

    Thanks so much! This will be a great help as I organize my special education curriculum over the summer. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Kim

    Thanks so much!

  14. Debbie

    Thank you!

  15. Heather Miller

    This looks amazing. How do I sign up to receive it? Thanks in advance.

  16. Julie

    Hi, I’d love to get your pacing guide. I click to download, but instead get a kindergarten bundle. Would love help! Thank you!

  17. Kathleen

    Is this pacing guide still available?

  18. Ms. P

    This will be so helpful! Now I need to get to work on it! Thanks, Tina

  19. Mrs. Wyman

    Oh boy. No excuses for us now! Thanks!

  20. Dinesh Bharuchi

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  21. dsrtroses

    Thanks so much for the pacing guide! I was going to just put it on some calendar pages, but this looks like it will be so much better. Do you have any samples of how you use it to plan? (Always trying to glean)

  22. Ms.Hamm

    Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂 This is wonderful!



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