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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)
Ashley Puffer Dec 7, 2018 1:33:44 PM

Developing Lifelong Writers: Ways to Support Independence During Writing Workshop, K-5

Supporting independence and helping students to become true, life-long writers also takes a certain kind of flexibility and willingness on teachers' parts to let go of the reins.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Nov 27, 2018 1:21:29 PM

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)
Ashley Puffer Aug 29, 2018 2:57:00 PM

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

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)
Anna Cockerille Mar 6, 2018 3:49:34 PM

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)
Anna Cockerille Feb 20, 2018 5:51:35 PM

Positive Approaches to Supporting All Learners in Writing Workshop K-5

Positive Approaches to Supporting All Learners in Writing Workshop K-5  (continue reading)
Brett Whitmarsh Oct 24, 2017 2:24:09 PM

Tools Don't Teach, Teachers Do! Using Tools to Support Our Teaching & Teach to Independence

Building a strong workshop practice is similar to building a house. Doing it successfully takes the right tools.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Oct 16, 2017 4:23:56 PM

Teaching Middle School Reading Units of Study: Tips from the Authors

Teachers of middle school reading have their own, unique set of challenges. Some of these hopes for middle school readers might resonate with you:  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Oct 10, 2017 5:00:13 PM

Amplifying Student Voice Through Writing Workshop, 3-12

When we teach students to express themselves well in writing, we are doing so much more than simply helping them to do better on school assignments.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Oct 3, 2017 3:55:04 AM

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