Units of Study Series

Good teaching pays off. When you provide students with constant opportunities to read and to write, and when you actively and assertively teach into their best efforts, their literacy development will astonish you, their parents, the school administrators—and best of all, the students themselves.
Lucy Calkins

  • Writing

    Units of Study in Opinion/Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing, K-8 Series

    Built on the best practices and proven frameworks developed over decades of work in thousands of classrooms across the country and around the world, the Units of Study for Teaching Writing, K–8 series offers grade-by-grade plans for teaching state-of-the-art writing workshops that help students meet and exceed global standards.

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  • Reading

    Units of Study for Teaching Reading, K-5 Series

    The Units of Study for Teaching Reading, K–5 series offers grade-by-grade curricula in reading designed to meet ambitious 21st century global standards. Drawing on learning gleaned from decades of research, curriculum development, and working shoulder-to-shoulder with students, teachers, and school leaders in schools, think tanks, and advanced Institute sections, the new reading series is rooted in the Project’s best practices and newest thinking. The series includes state-of-the-art charts and tools, methods for teaching reading, undergirded by the Project’s learning progressions in reading for literature and informational texts.

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  • Professional Books

    Professional Books by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP Coauthors

    In addition to her work on the Units of Study for Teaching Reading and Writing, Lucy Calkins is also the author or coauthor of numerous foundational professional books including The Art of Teaching Writing, Writing Pathways: Performance Assessments and Learning Progressions, Grades K–8, Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement, One to One: The Art of Conferring with Young Writers, and A Principal’s Guide to Leadership in the Teaching of Writing.

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  • PD Services

    Professional Development

    The Units of Study books are a framework for teaching—and more. Lucy Calkins has embedded professional development in the curriculum, teaching teachers the why and how of effective reading and writing instruction. Through regular coaching tips and detailed descriptions of teaching moves, essential aspects of reading instruction are underscored, explained, and modeled at every turn. The professional development embedded in the series can be further enhanced through many different professional development opportunities offered by the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and Heinemann including:

    • Units of Study Workshops
    • Multi-Day Institutes
    • Leadership Support
    • Classroom Videos
    • Video Overviews of the Units
    • Twitter Chats
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