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One-Day Workshop:
The New Units of Study for Teaching Reading: A Workshop Curriculum, Grades 3-5

Presented by Lucy Calkins

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For Grades 3-5: The New Units of Study for Teaching Reading: A Workshop Curriculum, Grades 3-5, Presented by Lucy Calkins

Special Note: A concurrent workshop is being presented on the same day in the same location for Grades K-2.

Following on the success of the Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing, K-5, Lucy Calkins and her colleagues at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project present a new series, Units of Study for Teaching Reading, K-5.

Drawing on learning gleaned from decades of research, curriculum development, and working shoulder-to-shoulder with students, teachers, and school leaders, this new reading series is rooted in the Project's best practices and newest thinking. It includes state-of-the-art tools and methods for teaching reading, undergirded by the Project's learning progressions in reading for literature and informational texts.

The Units of Study for Teaching Reading, K-5, by Lucy Calkins and her senior colleagues from the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP), offer grade-by-grade curricula in reading designed to meet ambitious 21st-century expectations and global standards. At this workshop, Lucy will share their newest thinking on reading instruction and reading workshop, embodied in the Units and drawing on their decades of research, curriculum development, and work in thousands of schools.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the principles, progressions, and methods that undergird a reading workshop curriculum;
  • Explore practical ways to teach the higher-level comprehension skills required by today's ambitious standards;
  • Be brought backstage to hear about the research and the discoveries that informed the development of reading Units of Study;
  • Grasp ways of supporting kids as they progress up the ladder of text complexity.

About the Presenter

Lucy Calkins is the Founding Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, and the Robinson Professor of Children's Literacy at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she codirects the Literacy Specialist Program. She is the author or coauthor of many books, including the Units of Study in Opinion/Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing, Grades K-8 series; and Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement, which was on the New York Times education bestseller list.

About the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project

For more than thirty years, the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project/TCRWP ( has been both a provider of professional development to hundreds of thousands of educators and a think tank, developing state-of-the-art teaching methods and working closely with policy makers, school principals, and teachers to initiate and support school-wide and system-wide reform in the teaching of reading and writing.

Who Should Attend?

Teachers, staff developers, coaches, and administrators at school and district levels grades 3-5.


8:30 A.M.-3:00 P.M.


The cost of this workshop is $239.00 per person. If you register 3 or more participants at the same time the cost is $229.00 per person.

Early Discount Deadline Extended!

Registrations must be received by January 27, 2017 to qualify for the early bird rate of $199 per person.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

04/21/2017 - Denver, CO

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Availability: Available When: 04/21/2017 Where:
Doubletree Denver-Stapleton North
4040 Quebec St.
Denver, CO 80216
Closest Airport: Denver International Airport

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