Pacing Guide Q&A

I had a few questions about my 2012-2013 pacing guide so I thought I would answer them to clear up some confusion.  

Where did you find all this information?
I am fortunate in that my county has given its teachers several documents (scope and sequences) for each subject.  I took these large documents and pulled out the topic/standard for the time frame they required. There is ALOT more information/standards included, this pacing guide is just a snapshot of each week per subject.

Why/How did you pick this sequence of standards?
My county came up with the sequence that they want the teachers to use when teaching the standards.  I don't really have a choice in sequence since my county/state also creates quarterly assessments which align with the sequence of standards.

Where can I find information for my grade level and how can I make one for my grade level/county/state?
I have only gone through the 2nd grade material that my county has given us since I teach 2nd grade and its a lot of information to go through. I would make sure your county isn't going to require a certain scope and sequence before you making a pacing guide since you may have to change it quite a bit. If your county is not requiring a certain sequence of when they want you to cover each standard, I would head over to the Common Core website and begin by looking at the standards for your grade level and comparing them to the sequence you used last year.

I can't edit this file or find it on TPT, how do I get an version that I can edit?
 I have certain fonts/formatting in each document I make and when I post a version that is editable (is that even a word??) it messes up my formatting and fonts.  SO, with that being said...I did upload the powerpoint (I make everything in powerpoint and then save it as a PDF when it's finished) presentation to google docs if you are interested in revising my guide to fit your sequence/standards.  I'm not sure how the formatting or fonts will work out but you are more than welcome to try.  This document is not listed on TPT since it is FREE and very specific to my county.  I assumed not a lot of teachers would want this particular pacing guide but would rather just be interested in how I created it.  Click on the picture below to access the google docs file.
(If you change it and share it ANYWHERE on the web please credit the fonts to and the background paper to Dreamlike Magic Designs).

UPDATE:  I just checked out the google docs presentation and the formatting/fonts/backgrounds did not transfer.  If you are REALLY interested in an editable version I am willing to e-mail the powerpoint presentation. Please leave your e-mail address or comment on this post if you're interested and I'd be happy to send it to you. But, please do credit the fonts and backgrounds if you plan on posting it anywhere online.  Thanks!!

How can I print the file you posted?
I previously posted just pictures of each page of the guide.  If you'd like to print the guide you can follow this link and access the PDF on google docs. 2012-2013 Pacing Guide Link

I think that about covers all the questions for the moment.  If you think of anything else you'd like to know about the pacing guide or how to create your own, feel free to shoot me an e-mail or leave a comment and I'll be happy to help you figure it out!



  1. I love your pacing guide ! It looks very similar to the one my grade level creates : ) I loved the font you used...can you tell me the name of it? I have several Kevin and Amanda fonts but I can't figure out which one it is....THANKS !

    Mrs. Phillips

  2. Hi Mrs. Phillips! I used Howser and My Own Topher, they are usually my go-to fonts : )

  3. I'd love the powerpoint version of your pacing guide! I really liked how easy to read it is, what a good snapshot of the year.

  4. Would you please email me the editable version. I love this. THanks for sharing.

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Would you please send me the powerpoint version? Thanks so much for sharing
    Second Grade Perks

  6. Deana, I would appreciate receiving the powerpoint version of your pacing guide for second grade. Thank you so much for all the things you create and share.

  7. Hi-I would love a PP version of your pacing guide. Thank you for all of your hard work!!

  8. I Love this pacing guide!!! Please share your PP- I can fix up the formatting issues. Thanks so much!!