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Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummap

12 Month Curriculum Map with Mentor Text Lists for K-2 (FREE) 2019

July 31 Deedee 3 min read

Curriculum Map update for 2019 at last! “How do I plan out my year-long curriculum?”  is probably one of my most frequently asked questions. 

Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummapIn the past, I had planned out my year through a combination of paper, Post-It Notes, gum wrappers (kidding on the last one).

But when I lead our district’s instructional team, I had to get organized.  That was probably 10 years ago and I have been using curriculum maps ever since.

Navigating this Curriculum Map

This free file is MASSIVE! So we included an interactive Table of Contents.  When this file is downloaded on your computer, you will simply click on the boxes to jump to that section!

Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummapWe are often asked about the research we used to create our resources.  You can find that information in this curriculum map download as well.

Kindergarten Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummapWe also have a curriculum map crosswalk.

Kindergarten Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummap

Curriculum Map: Month by Month

 It is not a secret that I  am not a fan of a basal or boxed curriculum.  I never want to take the “teacher” out of teaching.  By having a map, I can plan my instructional path for the year.   This includes word study, reading comprehension, writers’ workshop, math workshop “Big Ideas,” and STEM focus!

Kindergarten Curriculum Map

Kindergarten Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummap

Kindergarten Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummapThis curriculum map is a great starting place.  If you need to modify the curriculum map for your classroom, simply grab your pencil and white-out and modify them to fit YOUR classroom and needs.  In my opinion, the resources I have suggested are sound teaching practices that will help your instruction match the common core state standards (or for you rebels out there… your states objectives{insert winky face here}).

First-Grade Curriculum Map

You will find a first-grade curriculum map in this free download as well.  Again, you will have a simple curriculum pacing guide to help you.

Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummap

Second-Grade Curriculum Map

We also have a second-grade curriculum map that includes the instructional focus for readers’ workshop and writers’ workshop.

Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummap

Curriculum Map:  Mentor Text Lists

Readers’ Workshop Suggested Book List

You will also find booklists!  Here are some suggested read-aloud books by month!

Kindergarten Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummap Kindergarten Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummap

Writers’ Workshop Mentor Text Lists

We also have some suggested writers’ workshop suggested mentor texts.

Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummap Kindergarten Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummap

Curriculum Organization

And because I love a good binder, you will also find some binder organization items in the file as well!

Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummap Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummap

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse Free File

We also have provided a sample unit for you!  You will find a 5-day lesson plan complete with related comprehension charts, response pages, and related rubrics!

Kindergarten Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummap Kindergarten Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummap Kindergarten Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummap Kindergarten Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummap

Math Tool Kits

If you are looking to organize your math time, you will find tips for creating Math Tool Kits!   Game! Changer!  To read more on Math Tool Kits and how they CHANGED my LIFE, you can read THIS blog post.

Math Tool Kits

I sure hope this helps you on your quest for an organized year!

Curriculum Resources

Where can you find the resources mentioned in this organizational guide?  Let me link them for you:

Curriculum Map! Looking to organize your year-long plan for kindergarten and first grade? Here it is! It includes Reading, writing, math, and word study. Plus a ton of FREE resources! #curriculummap

Want to learn about the programs mentioned in this curriculum guide?  Check out these blog posts (free files included): 

Curriculum Guide and Free Resources Download!

You can download the file below! Simply add your email to the box below.  This curriculum guide will be sent to your email.  (NOTE:  check your spam folder if you don’t see it immediately.)

43 Comments

  • Mrs. Ryan July 26 at 4:20 pm

    You are absolutely amazing! Thank you for your generosity and kindness! Now, take some time for yourself! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lisa Feikert July 26 at 4:36 pm

    I headed over to TpT to see how much this was and was so happy to see the word FREE! Thank you so much! Can't wait to print it and start planning. Well, I can, but I'm still excited! Ha!

    Lisa
    Always an Adventure in Kindergarten

  • Elizabeth Polston July 26 at 4:36 pm

    Thank you for all the hard work this represents. I hope you at least got to do some of it pool side ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your last two conferences and the fleeting moments of summer!

  • Deldreqka Scott July 26 at 4:39 pm

    Wow…and that is all I can say…wow!

  • Ashley Nichols July 26 at 4:41 pm

    OMG!!! THANK YOU!! THIS IS FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! What a huge help!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tiffani Mugurussa July 26 at 4:56 pm

    This is amazing- thank you for sharing all of your hard work.
    โœฟTiffani Time 4 Kindergarten

  • Sandi MacDougall July 26 at 5:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Deedee.

  • Jennifer White July 26 at 5:30 pm

    This is terrific, Deedee!
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKies

  • Cheryl E. July 26 at 6:09 pm

    Wow!!! You are so amazing! Thank you!
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

  • Annette July 26 at 6:26 pm

    Thank you for sharing from Texas ….go TEKS… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Mrs. Burgen July 26 at 6:50 pm

    This is exactly what I have been "meaning to get to" all summer! I have a K/1 class this year and I was having difficulty creating a format that worked for what I needed to cover in each grade. Thank you for this amazing resource. It is brilliant and I am looking forward to using this in my planning! VERY HELPFUL!

  • Carolyn Kisloski July 26 at 7:08 pm

    Deedee, First of all, I cannot even imagine all that you do or when you even do it! And secondly… I just want to ((HUG)) you for sharing this hard work and wonderful resource. Please know how greatly it is appreciated! Thank you! Thank you! (Do you think I like it?!)
    Carolyn
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

  • Alicia M July 26 at 7:14 pm

    What a fantastic resource. Thank you so much!

  • Deedee July 26 at 7:23 pm

    You all are so welcome! I needed to make this for me and I am glad you are going to be able to rest easy knowing it is available for you! Thank you for your comments! I do appreciate them!

  • Mrs. Patton July 26 at 9:02 pm

    You are so organized! What lucky students you have! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Colleen Patton
    Mrs. Pattonโ€™s Patch

  • Jody Kalnicki July 26 at 4:53 pm

    These are great! My grade level is getting together next week to do long range plans and these will help so much! Of course we all do some things differently, but you put on paper what was only starting to form in my summer brain! Now if you could start on the math…. just kidding! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing!

    Camp Kindergarten

  • Katie July 26 at 7:06 pm

    Thank you for sharing all of your hard work with us. I love being a part of a community where we can bounce ideas and share what works. This is very helpful in my planning that I am actually working on right now!

    Katie
    Glitter, Glue & Giggles: a kindergarten blog

  • Yvette Springler July 27 at 4:27 am

    I can't believe that was free–thank you so much, as always, for your kind spirit and generosity. I am truly grateful!

  • Unknown July 27 at 5:24 am

    This is awesome!!! I am so thankful that I got to learn from you at I Teach K! this summer. You are such an inspiration! And to do this and share with others…well, you are amazing! I appreciate your hard work.

  • Angela Nouryeh July 27 at 6:26 am

    Omg! this is exactly what I have been putting off doing!!! Thanks so much for sharing this and for free!!! You are amazing! I already have all the Reader's Workshops and I am currently in the process of making all the posters!!! Thank you so much!!!
    Angela Nouryeh

  • tynetots July 27 at 3:53 pm

    DeeDee you are amazing! I hope that you get time to enjoy the summer. People are so lucky to see you at conference. I'm glad I got the chance!!

  • KinderKapers July 27 at 1:15 pm

    Just the word Curriculum Map strikes terror into the hearts of many. We worked it to death in after school inservice meetings two years in a row (and then never looked at them again). Thinking of a curriculum map as an outline for the year and a guideline for the direction you are heading makes it much easier to understand and more likely to be used all year. Thank you for sharing yours! It is a great starting point for making my own.

    Terri Izatt
    KinderKapers

  • tresa Nelson July 27 at 7:32 pm

    Wow! Thank you for sharing this! It is amazing!!!

  • Robin Griffin July 27 at 9:31 pm

    Thank you so much for so generously sharing this!

  • Robin Griffin July 27 at 9:31 pm

    Thank you so much for so generously sharing this!

  • cynthiajohnso July 28 at 11:30 pm

    Thank you!! This is something my team is going to be doing in the near future, and seeing someone else's laid out, makes the task seem doable. Thanks for the ideas and encouragement. I will definitely be using this! Do you plan to do one for math?

  • Kinderaffe July 29 at 12:32 am

    Wow! This is amazing and you are apologizing for what exactly? We started fundations last year and this will be so helpful. We used the letters as they were presented in our reading program and it made starting Fundations in January a little tricky. Thank you!

  • Unknown July 30 at 6:05 pm

    Wow! Thank you so much Dee Dee. You are such an inspiration to all of us. I appreciate so much your willingness to share with all of us. My kinders and I love love love your products. Bless you!

  • dearmswong July 30 at 6:31 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. I'll be referring to this often in the future!

    Priscilla

  • Judy July 30 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing, SHARING!, all your hard work! I teach Gr. 1 in Canada and I absolutely agree, this outline can easily work for it too. Enjoy the remaining time you have off, we don't go back til beginning of Sept. One more month to go, wahoo! Judy

  • Kelly Grote August 2 at 2:37 am

    Thank you so much. You are so generous!! This will be so helpful. We are to begin using the Common Core ELA standards this year at my school. This will be a great guide for us. Thanks again!

  • TheKh529 August 5 at 1:00 am

    Thank you so very much! This is very much appreciated!

  • Amanda June 22 at 5:47 am

    I have put my email address in to get the free curriculum map, but I haven’t received any email. I did it about a week ago, and again today. Can you please email it to me? [email protected]

  • Jennifer Olson July 23 at 11:20 pm

    I’m not sure what is happening to my free curriculum map. I even checked my spam folder. Can you please send me an email too? Thanks!
    [email protected]

    • Deedee July 24 at 7:33 pm

      I sent it to you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Skye May 29 at 12:14 am

    Iโ€™m having trouble to download my free curriculum map. Can you please send me an email too? Thanks!
    [email protected]

    • Deedee June 2 at 8:58 pm

      Sorry! I just saw this! I sent it your way!!! You should have it in your email inbox ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kelly Beckford May 30 at 11:18 am

    Hi! Just wondering what literacy program you use at your school? Are you familiar with American Reading program and the IRLA assessment?

    • Deedee June 2 at 8:54 pm

      Hi there! The curriculum map shows our literacy program. We actually got to write it ourselves. YAY!

  • Becki August 3 at 7:06 pm

    I have entered my email three times over the past two days but have not received any reply or files for your K-2 Curriculum Map. I tried twice with my school email (and even checked the spam folder) and then tried my personal email and I still havenโ€™t received any replies. What am I doing wrong??

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