Now that I have two years of experience teaching on a block schedule and we have a new, more useful textbook, I feel like I can finally do some real unit planning.
The first thing I did was search on the internet for a unit planning template for secondary world languages. I found a couple that were close to what I thought I wanted, so I started with those and made changes until I had my own. Here's what it looks like:
Each unit lasts about 10 days, and I'm planning for 4 units per semester.
After a short 4 day review unit, my German 3/4 students will start their first regular unit on Die Alltagsroutine / The Daily Routine. Here's what the unit plan looks like so far for that:
If you'd like an editable copy of my Unit Plan template, click on its picture.