First grade students are just beginning to develop their reading and writing abilities. For these young learners, there may be no subjects more important than phonics and grammar. How does one go about teaching such broad and overwhelming subjects? While many language arts curriculum contain phonics and grammar practice pages, they are rarely sufficient for this age group. If you truly want your first graders to succeed, then your phonics and grammar instruction needs to be complete and explicit. This pacing plan organizes all of the necessary concepts in a way that builds off of previously taught skills, and ensures that your students will be ready for second grade. Complete with week-by-week topics, activity suggestions, and a concept checklist, this pacing plan will help you organize your instruction so your students can succeed.