Based on a backwards design theory, this unit planner asks teachers to describe a unit or lesson assessment and then determine the standards through a series of Common Core aligned dropdown boxes. No need to look up the standards, they are in the document, every Common Core ELA/Literacy standard appropriate for the grade, separated by each of the domains: literary reading, informational reading, speaking & listening, writing, language, and foundational standards. All subcategories within each strand are listed in the dropdown boxes as well. The unit planner also cues the writer to address the essential aspects of a unit instruction. As the user enters data, the boxes increase in size to accommodate text. NOTE TO MAC USERS: Mac does not support the use of dropdown boxes in Word Forms. This planner is not fully functional using a Mac device.