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Lucy Calkins Discusses the Backstory of Writing Workshop

In this sample chapter from Lucy Calkins' highly anticipated Teaching Writing, Lucy discusses how she came to the field of writing instruction.  (continue reading)

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)

Reading Workshop: The Key to Building Lifelong Readers

Reading workshop provides a framework in which we can create the conditions students need to become lifelong readers.  (continue reading)

Sign Up for the Leading Well Book Study with Lucy Calkins!

This summer, join Lucy Calkins and other educators from across the country for a live book study on Leading Well!  (continue reading)

Ending the Year with Energy and Beyond

The last few days of school, which once seemed so far-away we could barely imagine them, are on the horizon, coming into sharper relief and clearer focus every day.  (continue reading)

Kid-Driven Classrooms: Empowering our Youngest Learners to Take the Reins of Their Reading and Writing Lives. K-2

What does a truly kid-driven classroom look like? Reflecting on this question can lead to some powerful decisions.  (continue reading)

Read Aloud: Laying a Foundation that Inspires Joy and Curiosity, K-2

Strategically planning your daily read-alouds can help you get the most out of this valuable practice.  (continue reading)

Time for Transfer! Using & Reusing Charts & Tools Kids Have Accessed Throughout the Year into Upcoming Units & Into Life, K-8

There are many things that can be done to help students use everything they know even when there isn’t an adult right next to them to remind them to do it.  (continue reading)

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