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Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing, Grade 4

Lucy Calkins , M. Colleen Cruz , Kelly Boland Hohne , Cory Gillette , Anna Gratz Cockerille , Kathleen Tolan , Alexandra Marron

Pub Date: 10/12/2016
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 4th - 4th

About the Grade 4 Units Written for children on the cusp of writing more academic texts, the fourth-grade units familiarizes students with the genres they will regularly encounter throughout school—thesis-driven persuasive essays, literary essays, and research reports. Each of the units begins where children are and then provides... more

Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing, Grade 3

Lucy Calkins , Marjorie Martinelli , M. Colleen Cruz , Kelly Boland Hohne , Shana Frazin , Maggie Beattie Roberts

Pub Date: 10/6/2016
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 3rd - 3rd

About the Grade 3 Units The third-grade units of study take into account that many third-graders are writing on full sheets of notebook paper and in writers notebooks for the first time. The opening unit, Crafting True Stories, extends students’ work with personal narrative while engaging them more fully in the complete writing... more

Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 5

Lucy Calkins , Alexandra Marron , Katie Clements , Kelly Boland Hohne , M. Colleen Cruz , Mary Ehrenworth , Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

Pub Date: 6/25/2015
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 5th - 5th

About the Grade 5 Units Fifth grade is a time for children to hone their intellectual independence. In the first unit, Interpretation Book Clubs: Analyzing Themes, students draw on a repertoire of ways for reading closely, noticing how story elements interact, understanding how different authors develop the same theme, and comparing... more

Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 5 w/ Trade Pack

Lucy Calkins , Alexandra Marron , Katie Clements , Kelly Boland Hohne , M. Colleen Cruz , Mary Ehrenworth , Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

Pub Date: 6/25/2015
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 5th - 5th

About the Grade 5 Units Fifth grade is a time for children to hone their intellectual independence. In the first unit, Interpretation Book Clubs: Analyzing Themes, students draw on a repertoire of ways for reading closely, noticing how story elements interact, understanding how different authors develop the same theme, and comparing... more

The Unstoppable Writing Teacher (Print eBook Bundle)

M. Colleen Cruz

Pub Date: 5/18/2015
Product Type: Print + eBook
Grade: 3rd - 8th

Veteran teacher and author Colleen Cruz has seen it all and done it all in the writing classroom—and she’s got something to admit:  this is hard work.  Real hard.  In The Unstoppable Writing Teacher she takes on the common concerns, struggles, and roadblocks that we all face in writing instruction and helps us engage in the process... more

The Unstoppable Writing Teacher (eBook)

M. Colleen Cruz

Pub Date: 5/18/2015
Product Type: eBook
Grade: 3rd - 8th

Veteran teacher and author Colleen Cruz has seen it all and done it all in the writing classroom—and she’s got something to admit:  this is hard work.  Real hard.  In The Unstoppable Writing Teacher she takes on the common concerns, struggles, and roadblocks that we all face in writing instruction and helps us engage in the process... more

The Unstoppable Writing Teacher

M. Colleen Cruz

Pub Date: 5/12/2015
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 3rd - 8th

Veteran teacher and author Colleen Cruz has seen it all and done it all in the writing classroom—and she’s got something to admit:  this is hard work.  Real hard.  In The Unstoppable Writing Teacher she takes on the common concerns, struggles, and roadblocks that we all face in writing instruction and helps us engage in the process... more

Units of Study in Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing, Grade 7

Lucy Calkins , Teachers College Reading & Writing Project , M. Colleen Cruz , Audra Robb , Kelly Boland Hohne , Annie Taranto , Gerrit Jones-Rooy

Pub Date: 6/13/2014
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 7th - 7th

About the Grade 7 Units Seventh graders relish their growing sense of control over their own lives and their sense of agency. In this first unit of the year, Writing Realistic Fiction: Symbolism, Syntax, and Truth, students write engaging short fiction. They lift the sophistication of their writing through attention to individual... more

Writers Workshop Professional Book Library Bundle

Ralph Fletcher , Janet Angelillo , M. Colleen Cruz , Mary Ehrenworth , Dan Feigelson , Carl Anderson , JoAnn Portalupi , Megan Sloan , Vicki Vinton

Pub Date: 4/8/2009 1
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: K - 8th

Writing Workshop Professional Book Library Bundle   Are you preparing for whole-school writing reform? Or already implemented writing workshop? Either way, Heinemann’s professional books share the principles, research, and classroom experiences that our expert authors have discovered lead to the highly effective workshops.   Take... more

A Quick Guide to Reaching Struggling Writers, K-5

Lucy Calkins , M. Colleen Cruz

Pub Date: 9/24/2008
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: K - 5th

In A Quick Guide to Reaching Struggling Writers Colleen Cruz shows how to stop struggling with writers who struggle. You’ll find effective support for students who say: I’m not a good writer; My hand hurts; I don’t know how to spell; I don’t have anything to write about; I never get to write anything I want to write; I’m done. A... more