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Ashley Puffer

Recent Posts:

The Principles Behind the Units of Study in Phonics (Part 3)

This excerpt from A Guide to the Phonics Units of Study focuses on the importance of high engagement and supporting all members of a learning community.  (continue reading)

The Guiding Principles Behind the Units of Study in Phonics (Part 2)

This week we discuss two of the guiding principles of the Units of Study in Phonics: 1) a lean, efficient curriculum, and 2) going beyond item knowledge.  (continue reading)

The Guiding Principles Behind the Units of Study in Phonics (Part 1)

The following excerpt from the Guide describes 2 of the principles behind the phonics units: teaching for transfer and building on the research of experts.  (continue reading)

Take a Look Inside Leading Well, Lucy Calkins’ New Book for School Leaders

Read an excerpt from Chapter 7 of Lucy Calkins' new book for school leaders. In this chapter, you’ll find: ways to make time for teachers to plan together, tips to ensure collaborative groups go well, ways to anticipate and dissipate resistance, and more.  (continue reading)

Ramp up Your Writing Workshop with Lucy Calkins' Up the Ladder Units

Lucy Calkins and her TCRWP coauthors recently sat down and answered some frequently asked questions about this essential series. Read the excerpts below and follow the link to view the full interviews.  (continue reading)

Collaborate with Lucy Calkins at TCRWP Office Hours

Join us on September 6th at 4:00–5:00 pm (EST) for Lucy Calkins/TCRWP Office Hours! Register now for the opportunity to discuss your questions with Lucy and receive practical advice on topics such as how to raise the level of your practice, how to support implementation of the units, and much more.  (continue reading)

How Can Phonics Help Our Young Writers?

Lucy Calkins and Amanda Hartman recently sat down to discuss how the forthcoming Units of Study in Phonics support the Writing Units of Study for grades K–5 and why this connection is so important for young writers.  (continue reading)

Phonics is for Reading and Writing

In a recent series of short video interviews, Lucy Calkins and her TCRWP coauthors discussed the guiding principles they had in mind while creating the forthcoming Units of Study in Phonics. Watch the videos below to discover the why the authors paid particular attention to transfer and engagement.  (continue reading)

How to Plan for Book Clubs in Middle School

How to Plan for Book Clubs in Middle School  (continue reading)

What Does Research Say Adolescent Readers Need?

What Does Research Say Adolescent Readers Need?  (continue reading)

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