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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)

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)

Join Us for TCRWP Office Hours with Lucy Calkins

The popular Office Hours webinar series from Lucy Calkins and the TCRWP will resume on February 6th, 4:00–5:00 PM (ET).  (continue reading)

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)

Assessment, Assessment, Assessment! Tips on Managing, Teaching, and Discussing Student Progress, K-5

Consider how well you know your students by this time of year. By now you know about their interests, hobbies, favorite sports, and so much more. The best literacy assessments help you to get to know another side to your students--as readers and writers.  (continue reading)

Building More Powerful Book Clubs

Book clubs provide an authentic purpose for reading closely, note-taking, and writing about reading--to prepare for great conversation. When book clubs meet, the conversations are usually open-ended and completely student-directed.  (continue reading)

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