A Principal's Guide to Leadership in the Teaching of Writing by Lucy Calkins, Laurie Pessah. Helping Teachers with Units of Study - Heinemann Publishing
A Principal's Guide to Leadership in the Teaching of Writing

A Principal's Guide to Leadership in the Teaching of Writing

Helping Teachers with Units of Study

By Lucy Calkins, Laurie Pessah

"A Principal’s Guide to Leadership in the Teaching of Writing will keep you company during the hard work of leading school reform in teaching writing. It will bring you inside a community of practice comprised of scores of principals who have also thought, ‘How can I provide my teachers with the support they deserve in teaching writing?’ This book will allow you to stand on the shoulders of others who have tackled the challenge of supporting whole school reform in writing.” Lucy Calkins & Laurie Pessah

Schoolwide reform in writing involves all members of the school community. This resource is ...

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"A Principal’s Guide to Leadership in the Teaching of Writing will keep you company during the hard work of leading school reform in teaching writing. It will bring you inside a community of practice comprised of scores of principals who have also thought, ‘How can I provide my teachers with the support they deserve in teaching writing?’ This book will allow you to stand on the shoulders of others who have tackled the challenge of supporting whole school reform in writing.” Lucy Calkins & Laurie Pessah

Schoolwide reform in writing involves all members of the school community. This resource is for the leader in that reform effort. Organized around the school calendar, A Principal’s Guide to Leadership in the Teaching of Writing will help you work strategically throughout the school year researching, imagining, problem solving, building infrastructure, and developing leaders. The accompanying DVD welcomes you into a community of practice where you can learn from other principals who have engaged in the beautiful, difficult, exhilarating work of supporting schoolwide reform in the teaching of writing.

This Principal’s Guide is a companion to theUnits of Study for Teaching Writing series. For a comprehensive overview of the Units of Study for Teaching Writing series, including sample minilessons, sample videos, curricular calendars, overview presentations, frequently asked questions, and information on the companion principal’s guide and the Workshop Help Desk series visit unitsofstudy.com.

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Contents

 

Organized chronologically, the ten chapters in A Principal’s Guide to the Leadership in the Teaching of Writing walk principals through the month-by-month demands involved in organizing and implementing whole-school reform in the teaching of writing.

 

A two-part Principal to Principal DVD provides more than two hours of video support.

1 In Making School-Wide Change with the Teaching of Writing, Lucy and Laurie answer questions about implementing reform in the teaching of writing.

2 In From the Principals, seven principals discuss the introduction and maintenance of effective school-wide literacy programs.

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