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Up the Ladder

Lucy Calkins , Kelly Boland Hohne , Celena Dangler Larkey , Shana Frazin , Hareem Khan , Mike Ochs , Alicia Luick

Pub Date: 6/8/2017 1
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 3rd - 6th

The Up the Ladder books are designed for children in grades 3–6 who may not yet have had many opportunities to practice writing narrative, information, and opinion pieces, or might not have had those experiences in workshop-style classrooms. The units give these children opportunities to engage in repeated successful practice and... more

Literary Essay: Opening Texts and Seeing More, Grade 5, with Trade Pack

Lucy Calkins , Katie Clements , Mike Ochs , Colleagues from The Reading and Writing Project , Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

Pub Date: 7/11/2016
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 5th - 5th

About the Unit This unit helps fifth graders meet sky-high expectations for writing literary essays. Members of the class begin by writing an essay about a shared story—a poignant video clip that they watch and discuss together. With that shared experience work as a foundation, fifth graders then learn to design, write, and revise... more

Literary Essay: Opening Texts and Seeing More, Grade 5

Lucy Calkins , Katie Clements , Mike Ochs , Colleagues from The Reading and Writing Project , Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

Pub Date: 6/16/2016
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 5th - 5th

About the Unit This unit helps fifth graders meet sky-high expectations for writing literary essays. Members of the class begin by writing an essay about a shared story—a poignant video clip that they watch and discuss together. With that shared experience work as a foundation, fifth graders then learn to design, write, and revise... more

Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 4

Lucy Calkins , Kathleen Tolan , Emily Butler Smith , Mike Ochs , Janet Steinberg , Grace Chough , Mary Ehrenworth , Alexandra Marron , Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

Pub Date: 6/25/2015
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 4th - 4th

About the Grade 4 Units In fourth grade, you’ll help children delve into complex texts and see significance in details. In the first unit, Interpreting Characters: The Heart of the Story, children study the complexity of characters and explore themes while developing skills such as inference and interpretation. In the second unit,... more

Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 4 w/ Trade Pack

Lucy Calkins , Kathleen Tolan , Emily Butler Smith , Mike Ochs , Janet Steinberg , Grace Chough , Mary Ehrenworth , Alexandra Marron , Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

Pub Date: 6/25/2015
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 4th - 4th

About the Grade 4 Units In fourth grade, you’ll help children delve into complex texts and see significance in details. In the first unit, Interpreting Characters: The Heart of the Story, children study the complexity of characters and explore themes while developing skills such as inference and interpretation. In the second unit,... more