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Helping Students Use Tools and Charts to Reflect on Their Best Work, K-8

Helping students to reflect on all they’ve accomplished in a way that celebrates the leaps they’ve made and highlights what they’d still like to tackle will set them up for the strongest finish to the school year.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille May 22, 2018 7:17:00 AM

Ways to Orient and Immerse Yourself in the New Middle School Units of Study Reading, 6-8

It’s a wonderful feeling when a new teaching resource arrives, along with it a sense of rejuvenation, creativity, and thoughtful anticipation about how one’s teaching will shift for the better.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille May 15, 2018 5:28:54 PM

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)
Ashley Puffer May 11, 2018 12:03:00 AM

Keeping Literacy Strong During the Summer, K-8

For many teachers and students, the summer months are a chance to change pace, to dig in to projects of personal interest, and just…breathe. But for many kids, summer is also a time when learning grinds to a halt.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille May 8, 2018 9:21:33 AM

Previewing Our New Phonics Units of Study

At this week's TCRWP Twitter Chat, phonics gurus and co-authors Natalie Louis and Rachel Rothman will lead a discussion previewing this exciting new series.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille May 1, 2018 11:24:24 AM

Reviving Your Workshops After Testing, Grades 3-8

At this week’s TCRWP Twitter chat, Katy Wischow and Audra Robb will lead a discussion on recharging your workshops after testing. If you or your students are experiencing post-testing slump, don’t miss our experts chatting about how to combat that in fresh, exciting ways.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Apr 24, 2018 6:14:00 AM

Getting Started with the Units of Study

I'm hearing from lots of people whose schools are launching or preparing to launch Units of Study in reading, writing or phonics—and I’ve been getting many requests for advice on how to make sure the work is successful. Here are my thoughts.  (continue reading)
Steph George Apr 23, 2018 4:24:55 PM

Making the Most of Our Read Aloud Across the Day: Reading, Writing, and Content Area, K-8

If you read aloud regularly to your students, you know: there is no time in the day quite like read aloud time. A good read aloud can bring a group together like nothing else, can provide a foundation of camaraderie, trust, and respect in a classroom.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Apr 18, 2018 10:27:17 AM

April is Poetry Month! Infusing Bits of Verse into Current Reading and Writing Units, K-8

Writing poetry provides children opportunities to take risks in their writing, to try the same techniques they admire in the poems they've read.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Apr 10, 2018 3:04:01 PM

Introducing TCRWP Office Hours: Live Online Conversations with Lucy Calkins

Introducing TCRWP Office Hours: Live Online Conversations with Lucy Calkins and her Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Colleagues  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 28, 2018 8:07:00 AM

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