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New Units of Study in Phonics from Lucy Calkins and TCRWP

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, Lucy Calkins, author and series editor of the Units of Study for Reading and Writing, shares in her own words the latest, groundbreaking work to come out of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project: the new Units of Study in Phonics for grades K–2.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jul 3, 2018 4:00:00 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

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

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)
Steph George Apr 20, 2018 7:37:00 AM

Keep Nonfiction Reading Alive All Year Long, K-8

All students, those that gravitate toward nonfiction and those that don’t, need opportunities to engage with nonfiction not just during nonfiction reading units, but all year long.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Mar 27, 2018 9:07:00 AM

Write About History in Writing Workshop and Across the Day, 3-8

As students move up the grades and further in their history educations, they will be expected to write about it in increasingly sophisticated ways.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Jan 29, 2018 12:20:13 AM

Support Students to Learn and Use Phonics All Day Long, K-2

Teachers must face the difficult decision of how to balance time between authentic reading and writing and the rigorous word work students need.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Jan 23, 2018 10:27:16 AM

Supporting Oral Language Development in Writing Workshop, 1-4

Because of the myriad ways writing workshop and oral language development are linked, it’s hard to tell where one ends and the other begins.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Jan 15, 2018 11:47:14 AM

Lifting the Level of Your Character Work in Reading and Writing About Reading

Readers who read strictly for plot nearly always remain stuck in literal interpretations of text, and typically struggle with more complex reading skills.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Jan 8, 2018 5:50:47 PM

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