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Social Issues Book Clubs: Reading for Empathy and Advocacy with Trade Pack

Lucy Calkins, Audra Robb, et al.


The topic of social issues, the lens for reading in this unit, is a topic that matters greatly to the young human beings who enter our classrooms every day. In middle school, many kinds of issues start to weigh more heavily on students: relationships, school issues, and a growing awareness of larger societal pressures. A driving force in this unit is the power of reading to transform how we see others.
Social Issues Book Clubs

Lucy Calkins, Audra Robb, et al.


The topic of social issues, the lens for reading in this unit, is a topic that matters greatly to the young human beings who enter our classrooms every day. In middle school, many kinds of issues start to weigh more heavily on students: relationships, school issues, and a growing awareness of larger societal pressures. A driving force in this unit is the power of reading to transform how we see others.
Dystopian Book Clubs

Lucy Calkins, Katy Wischow


This unit is for teachers whose classes could benefit from a deep study of an incredibly engaging genre. It will support classes who could learn to talk more deeply about their reading and push themselves to read with greater volume. It will also pay off for teachers who want to take advantage of the power of a popular genre to lure kids into studying complexity and symbolism and allusions.
Historical Fiction Book Clubs

Mary Ehrenworth, Lucy Calkins, et al.


Historical fiction helps students see how history is not a collection of old, dead facts to be memorized, but is full of compelling stories that help us understand our present and, perhaps, what we need to do to shape a better future. The reading of historical fiction in this unit will not only kindle in your students an interest in the genre, but will also generate awareness of how much we have yet to learn from history. 
Tapping the Power of Nonfiction with Trade Pack

Lucy Calkins, Katie Clements


Nonfiction reading skills are essential to students’ achievement in virtually every academic discipline. To do science, students need to read science books and articles. To study history, they need to be skilled at reading all kinds of primary and secondary sources. When we help students become powerful readers of nonfiction, we help them become powerful learners.
A Deep Study of Character with Trade Pack

Mary Ehrenworth, Lucy Calkins


This unit serves as a primer in what it means to participate in an intense reading workshop. It introduces students to a variety of instructional methods and coaches both teachers and students in how to harness those methods to increase reading expertise and independence.
A Deep Study of Character

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth


This unit serves as a primer in what it means to participate in an intense reading workshop. It introduces students to a variety of instructional methods and coaches both teachers and students in how to harness those methods to increase reading expertise and independence. An ideal unit for the beginning of the school year, this unit offers extra support for organizing a classroom library, matching readers to books, and organizing partnerships.

Tapping the Power of Nonfiction

Lucy Calkins, Katie Clements


Nonfiction reading skills are essential to students’ achievement in virtually every academic discipline. To do science, students need to read science books and articles. To study history, they need to be skilled at reading all kinds of primary and secondary sources. When we help students become powerful readers of nonfiction, we help them become powerful learners.

The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell


There has never been a more comprehensive resource available to teachers that does what the continuum does - provide specific behaviors and understandings that are required at each level for students to demonstrate thinking within, beyond, and about the text. These behaviors and understandings describe what students will be expected to do in order to effectively read and understand the text.
Introducing Texts Effectively in Guided Reading Lessons

Lesley University


F&P Text Level Gradient (TM): Using Fountas & Pinnell Resources to Match Books to Readers

Lesley University


Units of Study for Teaching Reading Series Bundle, Grades K-5 with Trade Book Packs

Lucy Calkins


Drawing on learning gleaned from decades of research, curriculum development, and working shoulder-to-shoulder with students, teachers, and school leaders, this reading series is rooted in the Project's best practices. Designed to meet ambitious 21st century global standards, it includes state-of-the-art tools and methods for teaching reading skills and strategies.

Nonfiction for High School

Donald Killgallon, Jenny Killgallon


The Killgallons provide the scaffolding students need to build strong sentences and paragraphs, as well as to interpret challenging brief nonfiction texts.  With recognizable nonfiction authors as their mentors, students learn skills and build confidence as their reading and writing become more meaningful and masterful.
LLI Purple Literacy Notebooks (16 pack)

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell


Paragraphs for Elementary School

Donald Killgallon, Jenny Killgallon


Using subjects, predicates, and sentence composing tools, students learn and practice what good sentences look like before moving on to imitate strong paragraphs written by established authors —their “fitness trainers in writing.”
Notice & Note Literature Log

Kylene Beers, Robert E Probst


In the Notice and Note Literature Log readers can practice finding the signposts on passages from popular novels, get coaching from Kylene and Bob, log their reading, and note what they notice as they read for class or on their own.
LLI Gold Literacy Notebooks (16 pack)

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell


Paragraphs for Middle School

Donald Killgallon, Jenny Killgallon


Paragraphs for Middle School gives students new tools to write mature and varied sentences through imitating models by authors like Louis Sachar, Suzanne Collins, Gary Paulsen, J. R. R. Tolkien, Carl Hiassen, Rick Riordan, J. K. Rowling, and many others.
The Smart Writing Handbook

Laura Robb


This compact, easy-to-carry writing guide reinforces important lessons from Smart Writing’s units of study, summarizes key points, and offers tips, rules, and guidelines for when students are writing on their own.
Paragraphs for High School

Donald Killgallon, Jenny Killgallon


Paragraphs for High School gives students new tools to write mature and varied sentences through imitating models by authors like John Steinbeck, Harper Lee, Maya Angelou, J.D. Salinger, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, and many others.
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