Align the goals in Writing Strategies Book to Units of Study and Writing Pathways.
To help you use her Writing Strategies Book most effectively, Jennifer Serravallo has created a crosswalk between her book and several commonly used writing approaches and programs. If you use the Units of Study Series from Lucy Calkins and the Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project or their Writing Pathways, Jen’s guide includes a chart that helps you align the 10 goals in The Writing Strategies Book to the Learning Progressions found in Units of Study and Writing Pathways.
Jen’s hierarchy of 10 writing goals is a great foundation for lesson plans, and it maps onto many Learning Progression in Units of Study and Writing Pathways. Once you’ve assessed your writers, Jen’s goals can help prioritize the work you do with individual students, small groups, or whole groups. You’ll get great ideas for matching strategies to writers’ needs.
“Writers like Lucy Calkins and her colleagues have also organized their learning objectives into assessment categories. In this guide, I offer you my best attempt at correlating my categories to hers, so that if you identify from that a student could use work in a certain category, you’ll be able to easily find strategies in my book to support that student.”Jennifer Serravallo