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Take a Look Inside Leading Well, Lucy Calkins’ New Book for School Leaders

Read an excerpt from Chapter 7 of Lucy Calkins' new book for school leaders. In this chapter, you’ll find: ways to make time for teachers to plan together, tips to ensure collaborative groups go well, ways to anticipate and dissipate resistance, and more.  (continue reading)

Collaborate with Lucy Calkins at TCRWP Office Hours

Join us on September 6th at 4:00–5:00 pm (EST) for Lucy Calkins/TCRWP Office Hours! Register now for the opportunity to discuss your questions with Lucy and receive practical advice on topics such as how to raise the level of your practice, how to support implementation of the units, and much more.  (continue reading)

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)

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)

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)

Powerful Interventions for Kids Who are Stuck at a Reading Level, 3-8

In the upper grades, students don’t often move up reading levels as quickly as they do when they are younger. But that said, it’s still important to take note when a student has been in the same level for what seems like too long.  (continue reading)

What's Most Important In Helping Students Prepare for Tests, 3-8

At this week’s TCRWP Twitter chat, Janet Steinberg, Research and Data Manager for the TCRWP, and staff developer Rhea Royster will lead a chat on what is most important in helping students in grades 3-8 prepare for tests.  (continue reading)

Tap the Power: Tips for Maximizing the Reading and Writing Progressions in Your Teaching, 3-6

Because learning progressions are progressive and precise, they are an invaluable tool for teaching and for assessment.  (continue reading)

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)

Creating Powerful Book Clubs 4-8

Creating Powerful Book Clubs 4-8  (continue reading)

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