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Big Lessons from Small Writers

By Lucy Calkins

For a comprehensive overview of the Units of Study for Teaching Writing series, visit unitsofstudy.com.

- Eavesdrop on Lucy Calkins as she confers with students.
- Witness minilessons in action.
- Observe whole-class shares.

Drawing on 22 instructional (and inspirational) video clips, this comprehensive, easy-to-navigate DVD vividly conveys the inner workings of writing workshops in a variety of elementary classrooms. The two hours of live-from-the-classroom video clips are supported and enhanced by an optional voice-over coaching commentary from Lucy that explains the teaching moves and ...

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For a comprehensive overview of the Units of Study for Teaching Writing series, visit unitsofstudy.com.

- Eavesdrop on Lucy Calkins as she confers with students.
- Witness minilessons in action.
- Observe whole-class shares.

Drawing on 22 instructional (and inspirational) video clips, this comprehensive, easy-to-navigate DVD vividly conveys the inner workings of writing workshops in a variety of elementary classrooms. The two hours of live-from-the-classroom video clips are supported and enhanced by an optional voice-over coaching commentary from Lucy that explains the teaching moves and strategies.

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Most Conferences are also supported and enhanced by an optional voice-over coaching commentary from Lucy.

Conference 1
Abby teaches Raphael a strategy for making a story longer: Try a new kind of paper. (Launching, Small Moments) 3 min.

Conference 2
Lucy teaches Lisa a strategy for revising a story: Think of what you are trying to say and write about or develop that. (Revision) 6 min.

Conference 3
Amanda lifts the level of Harold's work and teaches him a strategy for finding a writing topic: Think about true things that have happened to you. (Launching, Small Moments) 5 min.

Conference 4
Lucy teaches George a strategy for revising: Think of what you are trying to say and write about or develop that. (Small Moments, Revision) 7 min.

Conference 5
Leah teaches Winter a strategy for structuring nonfiction writing: Use a page for each part. (Nonfiction) 5 min.

Conference 6 Lucy teaches Marley a strategy for revising drafts of poems: Write about strong feelings, and write with bits of sentences. (Poetry) 8 min.

Conference 7
Natalie teaches Marcella a strategy for planning her writing: Think of the writing each page will hold. (Launching, Writing for Readers) 5 min. No commentary available.

Conference 8
Lucy helps Sophia try a strategy for revising that classmate Jacob used: Add paper where there is more to write. (Launching, Revision) 2 min. No commentary available.

Conference 9
Quran teaches Diego a strategy for rehearsing for writing: Storytell. (Launching, Small Moments) 8 min.

Conference 10
Amanda teaches Bejide a strategy for putting stories on paper: Storytell and then represent that story on the page. (Launching, Small Moments) 4 min.

Conference 11
Lucy teaches George a strategy for deciding whether to revise writing or to create new writing: Decide if the content will be the same or different. (Revision, Nonfiction) 6 min. No commentary available.

Conference 12
Amanda teaches Serena a strategy for reading and writing more easily: Point under each word when reading, and use spaces between each word when writing. (Writing for Readers, Poetry) 6 min.

Conference 13
Lucy teaches Jacob a strategy for revising: Use details from your picture to help you add details to your story, and add paper where there is more to write. (Launching, Small Moments, Revision) 5 min.

Teaching Point 14
Lucy teaches the class Jacob's strategy for making room for details: Add paper where there is more to write. (Launching, Revision) 1 min.

Strategy Lesson 15
Kersandra teaches a small group of students a strategy for getting started writing: Imagine the scene, and draw pictures and words across pages. (Launching, Small Moments) 7 min.

Share 16
Lucy teaches the class a strategy for revising stories: Reread and check to see if the writing makes sense or if it needs more words. (Launching, Writing for Readers, Revision) 5 min.

Minilesson 17
Jessica teaches the class a strategy for experimenting with voice in poetry: Write to an object. (Poetry) 5 min.

Minilesson 18
Cynthia teaches the class a strategy for writing the letters in words: Stretch the words out slowly to listen to each sound in them. (Launching, Writing for Readers) 10 min.

Minilesson 19
Brigida teaches the class a strategy for revising: Use a revision checklist. (Revision, Nonfiction) 6 min.

Writing Example 20
Alejandro uses blanks to help him leave spaces between words. (Launching, Writing for Readers) 5 min.

Minilesson 21
Lucy teaches the class a strategy for writing more: Add paper. (Launching, Small Moments) 7 min.

Writing Example 22
John thinks aloud about his piece of nonfiction writing. (Nonfiction) 1 min. No commentary available.

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