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Trusting Readers
Trusting Readers
Trusting Readers is an essential and accessible guide that provides teachers with the inspiration, information, and tools needed to grow enthusiastic independent readers. Jen and Hannah put the independence back into independent reading—and bolster that independence with collaboration and support. They offer a clear definition and vision of independent reading, while helping teachers craft reading experiences centered around students’ engagement, instructional needs, and identities as readers.
A Teacher’s Guide to Mentor Texts, 6-12
A Teacher’s Guide to Mentor Texts, 6-12
A foundational guide to using mentor texts in secondary writing classrooms.
Industrial Age and Immigration
Industrial Age and Immigration
Industrial Age and Immigration is the latest volume in the Short Nonfiction for American History Toolkit Texts, part of The Comprehension Toolkit series. This resource highlights multiple perspectives and diverse voices of this historical time period. The last section, from the 1960s on, includes articles illustrating present-day perspectives, events, and issues surrounding immigration and innovation.
Story Workshop
Story Workshop
How to create entry points for beginning writers by amplifying the relationship between play, art, and writing.
Writing Unbound
Writing Unbound
Tom Newkirk builds an argument for bringing fiction back into our writing curriculum as a way to strengthen all writing.
Teaching Writing in Small Groups
Teaching Writing in Small Groups
Building Blocks: High Frequency Words & Phonological Awareness, Grades PreK-K
Building Blocks: High Frequency Words & Phonological Awareness, Grades PreK-K

This module is designed to support PreK and Kindergarten students’ foundational skills development with a collection of short, engaging videos featuring TCRWP Staff Developers speaking directly to learners. One set of videos focuses on supporting children’s knowledge of High Frequency Words (i.e. “look,” “how,” “because”), and another set of videos supports children’s phonological awareness.

Building Blocks: High Frequency Words & Phonological Awareness, Grade 1
Building Blocks: High Frequency Words & Phonological Awareness, Grade 1

This module supports first grade students’ foundational skills development with a collection of short, engaging videos featuring TCRWP Staff Developers speaking directly to learners. One set of videos focuses on supporting student’s phonological awareness, while another set of videos supports children’s knowledge of High Frequency Words (i.e. “look,” “how,” “because”).

Reading Partners: Moving Readers Up Levels (Levels A-J), Grades K-1
Reading Partners: Moving Readers Up Levels (Levels A-J), Grades K-1

In this series of videos, children join a reading partner—a Staff Developer from TCRWP—to work through texts that present progressively greater challenges with decoding, comprehension, and fluency. As the two read together as partners, the Staff Developer coaches the child to gradually take on harder challenges. This series of videos will provide children with the companionship and coaching that they need, while also modelling warm, supportive, fun ways that parents and teachers can read side-by-side with children. 

Guided Practice: Learning to Write about Nonfiction Topics You Already Know Well, Grades 3 and Up
Guided Practice: Learning to Write about Nonfiction Topics You Already Know Well, Grades 3 and Up

In this sequence of videos, staff developers from Columbia University’s Teachers College Reading and Writing Project coach individual writers to generate ideas for a nonfiction book, and to work through the process of writing that book. Writing well requires a knowledge of the topic, so students are guided to write about topics of personal expertise (i.e. basketball). However, if they have studied a topic deeply (i.e. The American Revolution) this coaching can help them write well about those topics, too.

Guided Practice: Using Writing to Strengthen Your Reading & Writing Literary Essays, Grades 3 and Up
Guided Practice: Using Writing to Strengthen Your Reading & Writing Literary Essays, Grades 3 and Up

In an introductory series of 9 video-lessons, students learn a host of engaging and thoughtful ways to jot responses to their fiction reading. Then, in a second series with 10 videos, students take all the writing and thinking about reading they did in the first, and fashion that writing into a well-structured literary essay. As they do this important work, students deepen their understanding of writing literary essays about texts, and all that this process entails.

Up the Ladder Writing Virtual Teaching Resources, Grades 3 and Up, 2020-21 Subscription
Up the Ladder Writing Virtual Teaching Resources, Grades 3 and Up, 2020-21 Subscription

The Up the Ladder Writing Virtual Teaching Resources subscription includes virtual teaching resources to pair with the print units (note that you MUST have the Up the Ladder Writing print units to activate your virtual subscription). These units are designed to move students repeatedly through the writing process while rapidly accelerating their progress. You’ll find that students come out of the units feeling accomplished and confident as writers. These powerful units equip intermediate grades writers with the skills they need to enter into and succeed with the grade-level writing units.

Up the Ladder Reading Virtual Teaching Resources, Grades 3 and Up, 2020-21 Subscription
Up the Ladder Reading Virtual Teaching Resources, Grades 3 and Up, 2020-21 Subscription
The Up the Ladder Reading Virtual Teaching Resources subscription includes virtual teaching resources to pair with the print units (note that you MUST have the Fiction and Nonfiction print units to activate your virtual subscription). The Up the Ladder Reading units stress agency and independence across sessions. They teach students to notice and flag parts of the text while reading and to engage in conversations around the texts they are reading. These units will help students build essential skills such as fluency, envisioning, prediction, making deeper inferences, and finding main ideas.
A Teacher’s Guide to Vocabulary Development Across the Day
A Teacher’s Guide to Vocabulary Development Across the Day
How to plan vocabulary instruction that seamlessly blends with content instruction across the whole school day.
Play Attention!
Play Attention!
In Play Attention! you’ll learn how play can add value to what you are already doing in your classroom and can even help you do it better. Stephanie shows you and your students how to make space for possibilities you hadn’t even imagined before. “I think we can all agree more joy in school is a good thing.”
The Continuum of Literacy Learning Teaching Library Bundle
The Continuum of Literacy Learning Teaching Library Bundle

Use The Continuum of Literacy Learning and The Continuum of Literacy Learning Teaching Library DVD companion series, to deepen your understanding of the continua and how to use them as assessment and planning tools.  These videos will hone your ability to observe the behaviors of your own readers and writers, and help sharpen your thinking about how your teaching can match your students’ needs as they become more proficient in the use of literacy and language.

No More Random Acts of Literacy Coaching
No More Random Acts of Literacy Coaching
Improving teacher-coach collaboration with intentional, carefully planned coaching cycles.
Units of Study for Teaching Reading Virtual Teaching Resources, Grade K, 2020-21 Subscription
Units of Study for Teaching Reading 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.

Units of Study for Teaching Reading Virtual Teaching Resources, Grade 1, 2020-21 Subscription
Units of Study for Teaching Reading 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.

Units of Study for Teaching Reading Virtual Teaching Resources, Grade 2, 2020-21 Subscription
Units of Study for Teaching Reading Virtual Teaching Resources, Grade 2, 2020-21 Subscription

Lucy Calkins and her Teachers College Reading and Writing Project colleagues have developed subscription-based Virtual Teaching Resources to help Gr. 2 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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