Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing, Grade K with Trade Book Pack by Lucy Calkins, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project. A Common Core Workshop Curriculum
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Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing, Grade K with Trade Book Pack

A Common Core Workshop Curriculum

By Lucy Calkins, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

Recommended purchase: Product bundle shown, including the Kindergarten Units of Study + Trade Pack with mentor texts referenced in the units. K–5 Series Bundle also available.

Kindergarten Trade Pack titles include:

  • Creak! Said the Bed
  • Freight Train
  • My First Soccer Game

About the Kindergarten Units

The kindergarten series begins with Lucy and her colleagues helping children approximate writing by drawing and labeling first in all-about books and then in stories. The first unit, Launching the Writing Workshop, acknowledges that most children will be labeling their drawings—and ...

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Recommended purchase: Product bundle shown, including the Kindergarten Units of Study + Trade Pack with mentor texts referenced in the units. K–5 Series Bundle also available.

Kindergarten Trade Pack titles include:

  • Creak! Said the Bed
  • Freight Train
  • My First Soccer Game

About the Kindergarten Units

The kindergarten series begins with Lucy and her colleagues helping children approximate writing by drawing and labeling first in all-about books and then in stories. The first unit, Launching the Writing Workshop, acknowledges that most children will be labeling their drawings—and the letters in those labels will include squiggles and diamonds. The second unit, Writing for Readers, helps children write true stories—but does so fully aware that the hard part will be writing read-able words. Growth in kindergarten is spectacular, and by the later kindergarten units, children are invited to use their new-found powers to live writerly lives. In How-To Books: Writing to Teach Others, Unit 3, students write informational how-to texts on a procedure familiar to them. In Persuasive Writing of All Kinds: Using Words to Make a Change, the fourth and final unit in the kindergarten series, students craft petitions, persuasive letters, and signs that rally people to address problems in the classroom, the school, and the world.

About the Series

"For decades now, the Reading and Writing Project has been piloting, refining, adapting, and developing a K-8 system of writing instruction.  Many of The Reading and Writing Project’s ideas on teaching writing have been, from the start, a part of the Common Core, but the Common Core also issued new challenges—ones that The Reading and Writing Project began working towards when the Common Core was just a whiff of a draft. This sequence of CCSS-aligned units in narrative, opinion and information writing, then, bears the stamp of both the Common Core and of thirty-five years of research and development."
— Lucy Calkins

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