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TCRWP Virtual Summer School 2021 Curriculum, Rising Grade 4

By Lucy Calkins, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

Note: Subscription activation codes will be delivered by email when your order is processed. Subscription content will be available beginning 5/24. Terms and Conditions.

The TCRWP Virtual Summer School Curriculum for Rising Grade 4 students has been designed to provide students who will be entering Grade 4 in the fall with a 6-week sequence of engaging learning that, above all, supports their foundational skills, including phonemic awareness, phonics, main idea, argument, and more. The modules are also available for individual purchase.

Virtual Teaching Resources

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List Price: $187.50

Web/School Price: $150.00


Full Description

About the TCRWP Virtual Summer School Curriculum

These all-new, standards-based—and joyful—summer school units/modules were developed around what we observe to be the most important needs of students as they emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic and prepare for the new school year. We offer the units in a suggested sequence, but, because we know that some schools and districts will wish to plan their own sequence, each module can be purchased a-la-carte as well.  See the “Subscription Terms and Conditions” section on this webpage for more information.

Units/Modules Included in this Grade-Level Sequence

The following are the reading/phonics and writing virtual units that comprise this subscription:

Reading Series Fiction, Rising Grades 4–6 (21 Student Videos)

  • This unit is built on research that shows that kids often read more when they read series—and it is through series fiction that they are most apt to become life-long readers. It also builds on the research that shows that kids benefit from explicit instruction in skills, and time to practice those skills with more and then less support. The unit is designed to dramatically increase kids’ stamina, their foundational skills, and their reading volume. 

Biography Book Clubs, Rising Grades 4 /5 (22 Student Videos)

  • This unit supports standards-based foundational skills. This skill-development work includes adjusting one’s reading based on purpose, reading narrative nonfiction differently than expository nonfiction, note-taking, critical reading, text synthesis, and asking and answering questions. 

Information Writing from Topics of Expertise, Rising Grades 4–6 (22 Student Videos)

  • This action-packed writing unit draws kids in right from the start, creating a buzz of excitement as they share their knowledge with each other. Writers will generate ideas for their information pieces by thinking about topics they know really well. They will plan out how their pieces will go, thinking both about their overall structure, and the organization within each section, and will study informational mentor texts to get a vision for their work. 

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