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Units of Study in Writing Virtual Teaching Resources, Grade 1, 2020-21 Subscription

Lucy Calkins and her Teachers College Reading and Writing Project colleagues have developed subscription-based Virtual Teaching Resources to help Gr. 1 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 Gr. 1 Writing Units of Study Virtual Teaching Resources

We have chosen to include a few beloved Kindergarten units in the first-grade Virtual Teaching Resources to ensure writers master essential foundational skills. We suggest the informational unit Writing How-To Books and the opinion unit Persuasive Writing of All Kinds. You will have access to digital copies of both of these Kindergarten units in the Virtual Teaching Resources. My First Soccer Game by Alyssa Satin Capucilli is a mentor text that is part of the Kindergarten trade book pack and is used in Writing How-To Books. In From Scenes to Series we have substituted in one of our favorite series: Yasmin by Saadia Faruqi. This unit uses Meet Yasmin: Yasmin the Explorer and Yasmin the Superhero.


Units Included in the Gr. 1 Writing  Virtual Teaching Resources

The Units of Study in Writing Virtual Teaching Resources, Grade 1 subscription includes virtual teaching resources for the following units:

  • Small Moments: Writing with Focus, Detail, and Dialogue (BOOK 1)
  • Writing How-To Books (included in UOS Virtual Teaching Resources, GRADE K, BOOK 3)
  • Persuasive Writing of All Kinds: Using Words to Make a Change (included in UOS Virtual Teaching Resources, GRADE K, BOOK 4)
  • Nonfiction Chapter Books (BOOK 2)
  • From Scenes to Series: Writing Fiction (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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