Backwards Planning for School Year Success Part 1
Backwards Year Curriculum Mapping and Planning – Part ONE
What’s Guiding Your Instruction?
“I’m just trying to get through the year. There is just so much to do!”“Every time I turn around, there is another mandate from the District. I can’t keep up.”“I don’t have time to teach my kids to read! We spend so much time on the stuff our district tells us to cover.”“By the end of the year, I feel like I missed so much.”
When I ask teachers about their greatest obstacle, the resounding answer is
But, by dedicating a day or two to curriculum planning, teachers can simplify their lives while creating a much more peaceful way to address all that is expected of them. It lifts that scheduling load for the year. Less time panicking, stressing and catching up = more time for creative and passionate lessons.
Know Your Standards
- Kinder L.K.2.a – Students must capitalize the first word of a sentence and the word, I.
- 1st Grade L.1.2.a – Students must capitalize dates and names of people.
- 2nd Grade L.2.2.a – Students must capitalize holiday, product and geographic names.
- 3rd Grade L.3.2.a – Students must capitalize appropriate words in titles.
Ready for More?