The Units of Study for Teaching Reading Series

Units of Study for Teaching Reading Series Bundle, Grades K-5
Units of Study for Teaching Reading Series Bundle, Grades K-5
A Grade-by-Grade Workshop Curriculum

Lucy Calkins

About the Series Drawing on learning gleaned from decades of research, curriculum development, and working shoulder-to-shoulder with students, teachers, and school leaders, Lucy Calkins and her colleagues at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project have developed the Units of Study for Teaching Reading. Designed to meet ambitious 21st century global standards, this reading series offers grade-by-grade curricula... more

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Units of Study for Teaching Reading Series Bundle, Grades K-5 with Trade Book Packs
Units of Study for Teaching Reading Series Bundle, Grades K-5 with Trade Book Packs
A Grade-by-Grade Workshop Curriculum

Lucy Calkins

About the Series Drawing on learning gleaned from decades of research, curriculum development, and working shoulder-to-shoulder with students, teachers, and school leaders, Lucy Calkins and her colleagues at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project have developed the Units of Study for Teaching Reading. Designed to meet ambitious 21st century global standards, this reading series offers grade-by-grade curricula... more

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Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade K
Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade K
A Workshop Curriculum

Lucy Calkins, Natalie Louis, Amanda Hartman, Elizabeth Dunford, Katherine Wears, Rebecca Cronin, Angela Baez, Marjorie Martinelli, Christine Holley, Elizabeth Moore, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

About the Kindergarten Units In kindergarten, your students begin to establish their identities as readers while they build the foundational skills for reading. In the first unit, We Are Readers, children will develop concepts of print, phonemic awareness, phonics, and the knowledge necessary to use story language to support their approximations of reading. The second unit, Super Powers:... more

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Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade K w/ Trade Pack
Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade K w/ Trade Pack
A Workshop Curriculum

Lucy Calkins, Natalie Louis, Amanda Hartman, Elizabeth Dunford, Katherine Wears, Rebecca Cronin, Angela Baez, Marjorie Martinelli, Christine Holley, Elizabeth Moore, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

About the Kindergarten Units In kindergarten, your students begin to establish their identities as readers while they build the foundational skills for reading. In the first unit, We Are Readers, children will develop concepts of print, phonemic awareness, phonics, and the knowledge necessary to use story language to support their approximations of reading. The second unit, Super Powers:... more

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Units of Study for Teaching Reading: A Workshop Curriculum, Grade K Trade Book Pack
Units of Study for Teaching Reading: A Workshop Curriculum, Grade K Trade Book Pack

Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

The Kindergarten Trade Pack includes age-appropriate trade books that are used in the units to model effective writing techniques, encourage students to read as writers, and provide background knowledge.

  • The Beetle Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin
  • The Carrot Seed by Ruth
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Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 1
Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 1
A Workshop Curriculum

Lucy Calkins, Elizabeth Dunford, Amanda Hartman, Havilah Jespersen, Lindsay Barton, Elizabeth Moore, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

About the Grade 1 Units The start of first grade is a time for dusting off the skills and habits that children learned during kindergarten. In the first unit, Building Good Reading Habits, you’ll reinforce children’s learning from kindergarten, and you’ll establish ability-based partnerships that tap into the social power of peers working together to help each other become more strategic as readers.... more

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Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 1 w/ Trade Pack
Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 1 w/ Trade Pack
A Workshop Curriculum

Lucy Calkins, Elizabeth Dunford, Amanda Hartman, Havilah Jespersen, Lindsay Barton, Elizabeth Moore, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

About the Grade 1 Units The start of first grade is a time for dusting off the skills and habits that children learned during kindergarten. In the first unit, Building Good Reading Habits, you’ll reinforce children’s learning from kindergarten, and you’ll establish ability-based partnerships that tap into the social power of peers working together to help each other become more strategic as readers.... more

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Units of Study for Teaching Reading: A Workshop Curriculum, Grade 1 Trade Book Pack
Units of Study for Teaching Reading: A Workshop Curriculum, Grade 1 Trade Book Pack

Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

The Grade 1 Trade Pack includes age-appropriate trade books that are used in the units to model effective writing techniques, encourage students to read as writers, and provide background knowledge.

  • Dinosaur Chase by Hugh Price
  • Frog And Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
  • Gossie And Gertie by Olivier Dunrea
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Word Detectives Trade Pack
Word Detectives Trade Pack

Colleagues from The Reading and Writing Project, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project, Edited By Lucy Calkins

The Word Detectives, Grade 1 Trade Book Pack includes grade level appropriate books that are used as demonstration texts for teachers to model the skills and strategies they want students to try, and for read-alouds and shared reading.

  • A Country Mouse and a Town Mouse by Aesop
  • Lost Socks by Dawn McMillan
  • Nate the Great by
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Word Detectives: Strategies for Using High-Frequency Words and for Decoding, Grade 1
Word Detectives: Strategies for Using High-Frequency Words and for Decoding, Grade 1

Elizabeth Dunford, Havilah Jespersen, Colleagues from The Reading and Writing Project, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project, Edited By Lucy Calkins

About the Unit Designed to be the second unit in first grade, Word Detectives supports students’ word solving skills and their knowledge of high-frequency words. This playful unit expands on the important work that the entire series does to support youngsters’ foundational reading skills. In this unit, students will:

  • Learn to monitor their reading
  • Develop their word-solving
... more

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Word Detectives: Strategies for Using High-Frequency Words and for Decoding, Grade 1, with Trade Pack
Word Detectives: Strategies for Using High-Frequency Words and for Decoding, Grade 1, with Trade Pack

Elizabeth Dunford, Havilah Jespersen, Colleagues from The Reading and Writing Project, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project, Edited By Lucy Calkins

About the Unit Designed to be the second unit in first grade, Word Detectives supports students’ word solving skills and their knowledge of high-frequency words. This playful unit expands on the important work that the entire series does to support youngsters’ foundational reading skills. In this unit, students will:

  • Learn to monitor their reading
  • Develop their word-solving
... more

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Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 2
Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 2
A Workshop Curriculum

Lucy Calkins, Shanna Schwartz, Amanda Hartman, Celena Dangler Larkey, Lindsay Wilkes, Lauren Kolbeck, Brianna Parlitsis, Elizabeth Moore, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

About the Grade 2 Units In second grade, children move from a “little-kid” focus on print to a “big-kid” focus on meaning. The first unit, Second-Grade Reading Growth Spurt, teaches children to take charge of their reading, drawing on everything they know to figure out hard words, understand author’s craft, and build big ideas about the books they read. Children learn that books can be their teachers... more

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Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 2 w/ Trade Pack
Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 2 w/ Trade Pack
A Workshop Curriculum

Lucy Calkins, Shanna Schwartz, Amanda Hartman, Celena Dangler Larkey, Lindsay Wilkes, Lauren Kolbeck, Brianna Parlitsis, Elizabeth Moore, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

About the Grade 2 Units In second grade, children move from a “little-kid” focus on print to a “big-kid” focus on meaning. The first unit, Second-Grade Reading Growth Spurt, teaches children to take charge of their reading, drawing on everything they know to figure out hard words, understand author’s craft, and build big ideas about the books they read. Children learn that books can be their teachers... more

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Units of Study for Teaching Reading: A Workshop Curriculum, Grade 2 Trade Book Pack
Units of Study for Teaching Reading: A Workshop Curriculum, Grade 2 Trade Book Pack

Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

The Grade 2 Trade Pack includes age-appropriate trade books that are used in the units to model effective writing techniques, encourage students to read as writers, and provide background knowledge.

  • Days With Frog And Toad by Arnold Lobel
  • Happy Like Soccer by Maribeth Boelts
  • Houndsley And Catina by James
... more

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Mystery Trade Pack
Mystery Trade Pack

Colleagues from The Reading and Writing Project, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project, Edited By Lucy Calkins

The Mystery, Grade 3 Trade Book Pack includes grade level appropriate books that are used as demonstration texts for teachers to model the skills and strategies they want students to try, and for read-alouds and shared reading.

  • The Absent Author by Ron Roy
  • The Diamond Mystery by Martin Widmark
Because some teachers may want to purchase class sets... more

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Mystery: Foundational Skills in Disguise, Grade 3
Mystery: Foundational Skills in Disguise, Grade 3

Brooke Geller, Alissa Reicherter, Colleagues from The Reading and Writing Project, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project, Edited By Lucy Calkins

About the Unit Mysteries are the perfect vehicle for teaching foundational skills that lie at the heart of engaged reading. Students leap at the chance to do the work required to “get” the mystery, following ideas across their texts, seeing cause-and-effect relationships, and predicting outcomes. And, of course, mysteries naturally push kids to infer—to notice clues and to wonder more about them; to consider how part of... more

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Mystery: Foundational Skills in Disguise, Grade 3, with Trade Pack
Mystery: Foundational Skills in Disguise, Grade 3, with Trade Pack

Brooke Geller, Alissa Reicherter, Colleagues from The Reading and Writing Project, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project, Edited By Lucy Calkins

About the Unit Mysteries are the perfect vehicle for teaching foundational skills that lie at the heart of engaged reading. Students leap at the chance to do the work required to “get” the mystery, following ideas across their texts, seeing cause-and-effect relationships, and predicting outcomes. And, of course, mysteries naturally push kids to infer—to notice clues and to wonder more about them; to consider how part of... more

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Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 3
Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 3
A Workshop Curriculum

Lucy Calkins, Kathleen Tolan, Julia Mooney, Kristin Smith, Alexandra Marron, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

About the Grade 3 Units The third-grade units were written to support the crucial transition children make from learning to read to reading to learn. The opening unit, Building a Reading Life, launches your students’ lives as upper elementary school readers. Children ramp up their reading skills by immersing themselves in within-reach fiction books while working on word solving, vocabulary development,... more

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Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 3 w/ Trade Pack
Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 3 w/ Trade Pack
A Workshop Curriculum

Lucy Calkins, Kathleen Tolan, Julia Mooney, Kristin Smith, Alexandra Marron, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

About the Grade 3 Units The third-grade units were written to support the crucial transition children make from learning to read to reading to learn. The opening unit, Building a Reading Life, launches your students’ lives as upper elementary school readers. Children ramp up their reading skills by immersing themselves in within-reach fiction books while working on word solving, vocabulary development,... more

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Units of Study for Teaching Reading: A Workshop Curriculum, Grade 3 Trade Book Pack
Units of Study for Teaching Reading: A Workshop Curriculum, Grade 3 Trade Book Pack

Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

The Grade 3 Trade Pack includes age-appropriate trade books that are used in the units to model effective writing techniques, encourage students to read as writers, and provide background knowledge.

  • Because Of Winn-Dixie by DiCamillo, Kate
  • Frogs!    by Elizabeth Carney
  • Frogs And Toads by Bobbie Kalman
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Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 4
Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 4
A Workshop Curriculum

Lucy Calkins, Kathleen Tolan, Emily Butler Smith, Mike Ochs, Janet L. Steinberg, Grace Chough, Mary Ehrenworth, Alexandra Marron, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

About the Grade 4 Units In fourth grade, you’ll help children delve into complex texts and see significance in details. In the first unit, Interpreting Characters: The Heart of the Story, children study the complexity of characters and explore themes while developing skills such as inference and interpretation. In the second unit, Reading the Weather, Reading the World,... more

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Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 4 w/ Trade Pack
Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 4 w/ Trade Pack
A Workshop Curriculum

Lucy Calkins, Kathleen Tolan, Emily Butler Smith, Mike Ochs, Janet L. Steinberg, Grace Chough, Mary Ehrenworth, Alexandra Marron, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

About the Grade 4 Units In fourth grade, you’ll help children delve into complex texts and see significance in details. In the first unit, Interpreting Characters: The Heart of the Story, children study the complexity of characters and explore themes while developing skills such as inference and interpretation. In the second unit, Reading the Weather, Reading the World,... more

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Units of Study for Teaching Reading: A Workshop Curriculum, Grade 4 Trade Book Pack
Units of Study for Teaching Reading: A Workshop Curriculum, Grade 4 Trade Book Pack

Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

The Grade 4 Trade Pack includes age-appropriate trade books that are used in the units to model effective writing techniques, encourage students to read as writers, and provide background knowledge.

  • The American Revolutionaries: A History In Their Own Words, 1750-1800 by Milton Meltzer, Ed.
  • Every Living Thing by Cynthia Rylant
  • Hurricane
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Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 5
Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 5
A Workshop Curriculum

Lucy Calkins, Alexandra Marron, Katie Clements, Kelly Boland Hohne, M. Colleen Cruz, Mary Ehrenworth, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

About the Grade 5 Units Fifth grade is a time for children to hone their intellectual independence. In the first unit, Interpretation Book Clubs: Analyzing Themes, students draw on a repertoire of ways for reading closely, noticing how story elements interact, understanding how different authors develop the same theme, and comparing and contrasting texts that develop a similar theme. In the second... more

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Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 5 w/ Trade Pack
Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grade 5 w/ Trade Pack
A Workshop Curriculum

Lucy Calkins, Alexandra Marron, Katie Clements, Kelly Boland Hohne, M. Colleen Cruz, Mary Ehrenworth, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

About the Grade 5 Units Fifth grade is a time for children to hone their intellectual independence. In the first unit, Interpretation Book Clubs: Analyzing Themes, students draw on a repertoire of ways for reading closely, noticing how story elements interact, understanding how different authors develop the same theme, and comparing and contrasting texts that develop a similar theme. In the second... more

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Units of Study for Teaching Reading: A Workshop Curriculum, Grade 5 Trade Book Pack
Units of Study for Teaching Reading: A Workshop Curriculum, Grade 5 Trade Book Pack

Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

The Grade 5 Trade Pack includes age-appropriate trade books that are used in the units to model effective writing techniques, encourage students to read as writers, and provide background knowledge.

  • Alien Deep by Bradley Hague
  • Every Living Thing by Cynthia Rylant
  • Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting
  • Home
... more

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