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A Note from Lucy Calkins

Last week, Lucy published a Facebook post in response to recent reports that she and her colleagues at TCRWP had changed or updated their thinking. We invite you to read her words.  (continue reading)

How the Essentials of Reading and Writing Workshop Do—and Don't—Change with Virtual Teaching

This year, the need to build management and accountability systems that are equitable and supportive within a virtual environment is stronger than ever.  (continue reading)

Units of Study Virtual Teaching Resources: Supporting Blended and Virtual Teaching Across the 2020-21 School Year

The new Units of Study Virtual Teaching Resources are designed to supplement the print Units of Study in reading, writing, and phonics. Learn more about how they help teachers adapt instruction for the 2020-21 school year.  (continue reading)

Responding to the Challenges of the 2020-21 School Year

Learn more about how the UOS Virtual Teaching Resources were developed to meet social/emotional needs, foster equity, and support virtual/blended learning.  (continue reading)

Looking Ahead to the ELA Exams: What We Have Already Mastered & Developing Next Steps, 3-8

There are two key considerations when planning a curriculum that supports success with ELA exams: time and level of text complexity.  (continue reading)

Developing Robust If...Then... Units in Reading, K-5

This is part of the beauty of the Units of Study: the specificity and precision of the Unit books juxtaposed with the flexibility of the If…Then…Curriculum book.  (continue reading)

How to Plan for Book Clubs in Middle School

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

Tools Don't Teach, Teachers Do! Using Tools to Support Our Teaching & Teach to Independence

Building a strong workshop practice is similar to building a house. Doing it successfully takes the right tools.  (continue reading)

Teaching Middle School Reading Units of Study: Tips from the Authors

Teachers of middle school reading have their own, unique set of challenges. Some of these hopes for middle school readers might resonate with you:  (continue reading)

Establishing a Vibrant Community of Readers: Fostering Partnerships, Independence, and Courage

Establishing a Vibrant Community of Readers: Fostering Partnerships, Independence, and Courage  (continue reading)

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