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Mystery: Foundational Skills in Disguise, Grade 3, with Trade Pack

Lucy Calkins , Brooke Geller , Alissa Reicherter , Colleagues from The Reading and Writing Project , Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

Pub Date: 9/13/2016
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 3rd - 3rd

About the Unit Mysteries are the perfect vehicle for teaching foundational skills that lie at the heart of engaged reading. Students leap at the chance to do the work required to “get” the mystery, following ideas across their texts, seeing cause-and-effect relationships, and predicting outcomes. And, of course, mysteries naturally... more

Mystery: Foundational Skills in Disguise, Grade 3

Lucy Calkins , Brooke Geller , Alissa Reicherter , Colleagues from The Reading and Writing Project , Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

Pub Date: 9/12/2016
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 3rd - 3rd

About the Unit Mysteries are the perfect vehicle for teaching foundational skills that lie at the heart of engaged reading. Students leap at the chance to do the work required to “get” the mystery, following ideas across their texts, seeing cause-and-effect relationships, and predicting outcomes. And, of course, mysteries naturally... more

Mystery Trade Pack

Lucy Calkins , Colleagues from The Reading and Writing Project , Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

Pub Date: 8/25/2016
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 3rd - 3rd

The Mystery, Grade 3 Trade Book Pack includes grade level appropriate books that are used as demonstration texts for teachers to model the skills and strategies they want students to try, and for read-alouds and shared reading. The Absent Author by Ron Roy The Diamond Mystery by Martin Widmark Because some teachers... more

The How-To Guide for Nonfiction Writing, Grade 2

Lucy Calkins , Valerie Geschwind , Jennifer DeSutter , Colleagues from The Reading and Writing Project

Pub Date: 8/17/2016
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 2nd - 2nd

About the Unit This accessible unit welcomes second graders into the world of nonfiction writing by rallying them to write lots of little nonfiction books. Youngsters learn that they can take anything they know a lot about—soccer, an ice cream shop, ladybugs—and write in ways that teach their readers about the topic. The unit helps... more

Word Detectives Trade Pack

Lucy Calkins , Colleagues from The Reading and Writing Project , Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

Pub Date: 8/8/2016 1
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 1st - 1st

The Word Detectives, Grade 1 Trade Book Pack includes grade level appropriate books that are used as demonstration texts for teachers to model the skills and strategies they want students to try, and for read-alouds and shared reading. A Country Mouse and a Town Mouse by Aesop Lost Socks by Dawn McMillan Nate the... more

Word Detectives: Strategies for Using High-Frequency Words and for Decoding, Grade 1, with Trade Pack

Lucy Calkins , Elizabeth Dunford , Havilah Jespersen , Colleagues from The Reading and Writing Project , Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

Pub Date: 8/8/2016 1
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 1st - 1st

About the Unit Designed to be the second unit in first grade, Word Detectives supports students’ word solving skills and their knowledge of high-frequency words. This playful unit expands on the important work that the entire series does to support youngsters’ foundational reading skills. In this unit, students will: Learn... 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 Trade Pack

Lucy Calkins , Colleagues from The Reading and Writing Project , Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

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

The Literary Essay, Grade 5 Trade Book Pack includes books that are used in the unit to model effective writing techniques, encourage students to read as writers, and provide background knowledge. Every Living Thing by Cynthia Rylant Marshfield Dreams by Ralph Fletcher Eleven and Papa by Sandra Cisneros Because... more

Word Detectives: Strategies for Using High-Frequency Words and for Decoding, Grade 1

Lucy Calkins , Elizabeth Dunford , Havilah Jespersen , Colleagues from The Reading and Writing Project , Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

Pub Date: 6/16/2016
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 1st - 1st

About the Unit Designed to be the second unit in first grade, Word Detectives supports students’ word solving skills and their knowledge of high-frequency words. This playful unit expands on the important work that the entire series does to support youngsters’ foundational reading skills. In this unit, students will: Learn... 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