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09/10/20

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)
09/01/20

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)
03/13/20

Teaching and Leading In the Midst of COVID-19: View Recordings from Lucy Calkins' Office Hours

Lucy Calkins and colleagues discuss the challenges involved with teaching and leading during the coronavirus and answer attendees questions.  (continue reading)
11/20/19

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)
09/11/19

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)
09/05/19

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)
08/28/19

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)
01/15/19

Powering Up Partnerships in Reading & Writing Workshop, K-5

In reading and writing workshop, strategic partnerships can help us provide an audience, built-in feedback provider, and peer-reviewer for every student. While we can’t clone ourselves and have a teacher next to every student, we can set up partnerships that support, motivate, and inspire.  (continue reading)
10/05/18

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)
05/11/18

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)

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