As a new teacher, it took me forever to find a unit planning document that I liked. I created this one, and before each unit, I use it to plan. It is more of a pacing guide than a unit guide, as what makes it so helpful is that it lists the necessary elements of a unit plan week by week. Of course, things always get moved around, but it is SO beneficial to have all I planned in one place, along with objectives, standards, and even the number of instructional days per week.
When I finish planning a unit, I send this document to my administrators, tape it near my desk at home and school, and post it in my lesson plan folder in my room for easy reference.