This is a common core standards checklist for 7th and 8th grade ELA. All you have to do is add in your class list in the first column and you have a curriculum tool to help organize your classroom. Each of the standards are across the top (RL, RI, W, SL and L)
Out from your students' names, you will be able to record their progress/data/scores/notes for that standard. By the end of the year, you will be able to see that you have taught each standard and also how the students did on it. You can then re-teach, form tutor groups, or plan enrichment based on your data spreadsheet.
Perfect for the beginning of the year! Or start now and make sure you have it all covered!!! Good Luck!