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Up the Ladder Writing: Virtual Teaching Resources Subscription, 2022-23

By Lucy Calkins, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

The Up the Ladder virtual writing units are designed for children in grades 3–6 who may not yet have had many opportunities to practice writing narrative, information, and opinion pieces, or might not have had those experiences in workshop-style classrooms. The units give kids opportunities to engage in repeated successful practice and to move rapidly along a gradually increasing progression of challenges.


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About the Units of Study Virtual Teaching Resources, 2022-23 Subscriptions

Because so many of you in the Units of Study community requested ongoing access to the Units of Study Virtual Teaching Resources from the 2021-22 school year—especially as models for the most effective ways to teach minilessons—Lucy Calkins and her Teachers College Reading and Writing Project colleagues have adapted those virtual modules to align with their 2022-23 Suggested Sequence and have also identified some specific additional resources that will be especially helpful as you return to in-person teaching and learning this fall. These Virtual Teaching Resources are designed for student use in any classes that remain virtual as well as for teacher PD.

About these Virtual Units

This subscription includes access to resources for the following virtual modules:

  • Up the Ladder Writing: Opinion
  • Up the Ladder Writing: Narrative
  • Up the Ladder Writing: Information

The Up the Ladder Writing virtual units:

  • give less experienced writers intense writing practice within a short timeframe;
  • teach foundational primary-grade strategies through content, topics, and mentor texts that are appropriate for grades 3–6;
  • include concise, accessible student checklists and guidelines for daily assessment;
  • support teachers with an introduction to the workshop framework and writing process, tips and strategies for classroom management, and video demonstrations of the minilessons;
  • engage young people in work that is demanding yet attainable;
  • ensure that students make rapid and dramatic progress toward grade-level writing work.

For a complete list of the trade books needed for each subscription, please see the Trade Book List.

For more information about the Units of Study Virtual Teaching Resources, visit

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