Fast becoming essential parts of classroom life in tens of thousands of schools around the world, the Units of Study for Teaching Reading, K– 5 series and the Units of Study in Opinion/Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing, K– 8
series serve as both curricular support and professional development. These two
groundbreaking series will:
provide all the teaching points, minilessons, conferences, and small-group
work needed for a comprehensive workshop curriculum
help teachers assess students’ reading and writing work, develop their use of
self-monitoring strategies, and set them on trajectories of growth
give teachers opportunities to teach and to learn teaching through strong
scaffolding and on-the-job guidance from Lucy Calkins and her colleagues
from the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project.
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Units of Study
for Teaching Writing, K– 8
Units of Study
for Teaching Reading, K– 5
Good teaching pays off. When you provide
students with constant opportunities to read and
to write, and when you actively and assertively
teach into their best efforts, their literacy
development will astonish you, their parents, the school
administrators—and best of all, the students themselves.
But it is not only students’ work that is transformed
when teachers are supported in the teaching of reading
and writing; teachers’ work is also transformed.
Over the years, teachers have repeatedly told
me that this kind of teaching has given them
new energy, clarity, and compassion, reminding
them why they went into teaching in the first
place. I understand what these teachers mean, for it
has done all this—and more—for me as well.