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Units of Study for Teaching Reading Virtual Teaching Resources, Grade K, 2020-21 Subscription

Lucy Calkins and her Teachers College Reading and Writing Project colleagues have developed subscription-based Virtual Teaching Resources to help Kindergarten teachers adapt workshop instruction for blended or virtual teaching environments. These new virtual resources are designed to supplement the print Units of Study (they are not stand-alone resources) and include student-facing minilesson videos recorded by TCRWP staff developers, along with additional videos to support teachers and families. PLEASE READ IMPORTANT DETAILS UNDER THE ORDERING GUIDANCE HEADING BELOW BEFORE PLACING YOUR ORDER.

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About the Units of Study Virtual Teaching Resources
To support Units of Study teachers with blended or virtual teaching, Lucy Calkins and her Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) colleagues have developed resources to be used with the print Units of Study in reading, writing, and phonics. The UOS Virtual Teaching Resources allow teachers’ time to be reserved for the more intensive parts of reading and writing workshops—assessment, conferring, small groups, feedback. Parent and caregiver videos provide additional support to kids when they aren’t with their teacher. 


About the Kindergarten Reading Units of Study Virtual Teaching Resources

You will see that the kindergarten reading Units of Study Virtual Teaching Resources follow the typical UOS sequence with one addition — Emergent Reading: Looking Closely at Familiar Texts. This unit can be found in If...Then…Curriculum, from the core Kindergarten units set. This unit is designed to support kids in emergent storybook reading, concepts about prints, and developing letter/ sound correspondence. The Kindergarten virtual reading units use all the old beloved mentor texts included in the trade book pack with the addition of Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina and A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin.   

Units Included in the Grade K Reading Virtual Teaching Resources

The Units of Study for Teaching Reading Virtual Teaching Resources, Grade K subscription includes virtual teaching resources for the following units:

  • We Are Readers (BOOK 1)
  • Emergent Reading: Looking Closely at Familiar Texts (IF…THEN… BOOK)
  • Super Powers: Reading with Print Strategies and Sight Word Power (BOOK 2)
  • Bigger Books, Bigger Reading Muscles (BOOK 3)
  • Becoming Avid Readers (BOOK 4)


Created Based on TCRWP’s 2020-21 Suggested Scope and Sequence

Each year the TCRWP publishes a recommended sequence of units for the year ahead. This year the TCRWP 2020-21 Suggested Scope and Sequence reflects an awareness of the interrupted schooling that we all experienced in Spring 2020. The Virtual Teaching Resources have been developed to support TCRWP’s 2020–21 Suggested Scope and Sequence. This sequence is designed to meet teachers and students where they are and help them to quickly gain momentum in supported ways as they navigate virtual and blended environments.

The 2020–21 Suggested Sequence sometimes calls for teachers to start the year with the last unit from the previous grade and sometimes includes new units which we also call Curricular Calendar units. Access to digital versions of both those types of units will be provided with the grade-level subscriptions. In addition, the 2020–21 sequence also calls for some of the units that are available for purchase outside the core Units of Study curriculum. For details on those recommended units, please see the details provided on the Order Form under the “Additional Required Resources (Print Books)” heading.

For more information about the Units of Study Virtual Teaching Resources, visit UnitsofStudy.com/VirtualTeaching.

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