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On the Podcast: Letter Lessons and First Words with Heidi Anne Mesmer

How does phonics effectively fit within daily classroom instruction? Today on the podcast, we’re joined by author Heidi Anne Mesmer  (continue reading)

What Can Marie Kondo Teach Us About Phonics Instruction?

In addition to using clear language and providing helpful feedback, teachers should be mindful of extra talk in their lessons.  (continue reading)

What We Have Learned (so far) from Teaching the Phonics Units of Study

The TCRWP phonics team has been observing and collecting data as teachers have gotten the phonics units off and going. This feedback will inform the ongoing phonics work, including the development of the second grade series.  (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)

Reimagine Your Phonics Curriculum with the New Units of Study in Phonics!

Lucy Calkins and her colleagues have developed a new Units of Study for Phonics for K-1 that will release early this summer. This new resource will help early educators provide an accessible introduction to phonics.  (continue reading)

Supporting Best Practices in Phonics Instruction (Including Sneak Peeks into the New Phonics Program TCRWP is Developing) K-2

When it comes to teaching young students to read and write, no curriculum for the primary grades would be complete without an emphasis on word study. Emergent readers and writers must understand how l  (continue reading)

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