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Units of Study in Writing 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.

Virtual Teaching Resources

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Web/School Price: $100.00


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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 Writing Units of Study Virtual Teaching Resources

Similar to reading, the kindergarten writing Virtual Teaching Resources move through the units in sequential order with the addition of Show and Tell Writing: From Labels to Pattern Books. This is a stand-alone unit is available separately from the core units set. Show and Tell will transform your kindergartners into inventive spellers, giving them the tools and strategies they need to approximate the words that are most meaningful for them. The unit celebrates invented spellings as kids develop foundational skills, knowing that your front-and-center goal will be to persuade your kids that they can write, that they too can be members of the literacy club. The Kindergarten Virtual Teaching Resources use all of the mentor texts included in the trade book pack with the addition of On the Go by Roger Priddy, The Ultimate Book of Vehicles from Around the World by Anne-Sophie Baumann and Didier Balicevic, and The Zoo by Rose Lewis.

Units Included in the Kindergarten Writing  Virtual Teaching Resources

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

  • Launching the Writing Workshop (BOOK 1)
  • Show and Tell Writing: From Labels to Pattern Books (unit book available separately)
  • Writing for Readers (BOOK 2)
  • How-To Books: Writing to Teach Others (BOOK 3)
  • Persuasive Writing of All Kinds: Using Words to Make a Change (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.

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