Creating a Scope & Sequence is just creating a teaching plan for your student(s) for the year. As a homeschooler, you can start by assessing your child's grade or skill level and then planning their studies for the full school year for the new concepts that you are going to introduce. With this plan, you are able to navigate where you are going, what concepts do not get full attention, and what concepts you need to accomplish each quarter or semester before the next school year. Another way of looking at a Scope & Sequence is to think of it as a long-term Goals and Objectives sheet or a sheet that lists all of your short-term goals and objectives for each quarter. Not every homeschooler uses a Scope & Sequence because of different styles of teaching.