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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

What We Have Learned (so far) from Teaching the Phonics Units of Study

The TCRWP phonics team has been observing and collecting data as teachers have gotten the phonics units off and going. This feedback will inform the ongoing phonics work, including the development of the second grade series.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Nov 13, 2018 7:13:00 AM

2018 TCRWP August Twitter Festival: Phonics!

Monday, August 27 through Thursday, August 30 the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project will host their annual August Twitter festival, holding multiple chats each night. This year’s topic: Phonics!  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Aug 24, 2018 12:31:02 PM

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

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

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

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

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