The writing units support explicit instruction, provide rich opportunities for practice, and help teachers use learning progressions to set students on trajectories of growth.
State-of-the-art workshop units, tools and methods from Lucy Calkins
Balanced teaching of writing, reading and phonics is important to create a learning environment with high literacy engagement. The diagram below shows how the Lucy Calkins series’ contribute to learning in each of these areas, with phonics sitting between, and supporting both writing and reading equally, as well as showing how each area can be balanced as students progress.
Over 30 years in the making, the Lucy Calkins Units of Study have earned a reputation as state-of-the-art resources.
As Founding Director of the Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College, Columbia University, Lucy Calkins has spearheaded the development of impactful teaching methods, and empowering professional development resources.