Writing Pathways

Performance Assessments and Learning Progressions, Grades K-8
Author: Lucy Calkins,Kelly Boland Hohne,Audra Kirshbaum Robb
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325057309
Category: Education
Page: 464
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"These assessment tools make progress in writing as transparent, concrete, and obtainable as possible and put ownership for this progress into the hands of learners, allowing students and teachers to work toward a very clear image of what good writing entails." -Lucy Calkins, Writing Pathways Lucy Calkins' groundbreaking performance assessments offer instructional tools to support continuous assessment, timely feedback, and clear goals tied to learning progressions that have been aligned with world-class standards. Originally published as part of the bestselling Units of Study in Opinion/Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing, grades K-8, Writing Pathways is ideal for writing workshop, but suitable for any writing instruction context or curriculum. This practical guide includes: Learning progressions for opinion/argument, information, and narrative writing, which map the specific benchmarks students will master for every grade level On-demand writing prompts that support schoolwide performance assessment Student checklists to help students set goals and integrate crucial self-assessment into their work Rubrics to support individual teachers and professional learning communities as they evaluate mastery and plan instruction within and across grade levels Student writing samples that illustrate different ways students have exemplified standards and highlight essential features of each writing genre Annotated exemplar pieces of writing on the same topic for every grade level that highlight the traits you can expect to see at each level of the learning progressions. Who needs Writing Pathways? Educators who are not yet ready to implement the full Units of Study curriculum can use Writing Pathways to get started with Lucy Calkins' proven approach to writing assessment and instruction. Coaches and administrators who are supporting implementation of Lucy Calkins' Units of Study will find Writing Pathways to be an ideal resource to guide their work. Who doesn't need Writing Pathways? The content in this stand-alone edition is the same as in the previous editions found in Lucy Calkins' Units of Study (K-5 and 6-8 are combined in this new edition). Teachers who have the Units of Study do not need this new edition.

Pathways to the Common Core

Accelerating Achievement
Author: Lucy Calkins,Mary Ehrenworth,Christopher Lehman
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325043555
Category: Education
Page: 214
View: 5767
Lucy Calkins and her colleagues at the Reading and Writing Project have helped thousands of educators design their own pathways to the Common Core. Now, with Pathways to the Common Core, they are ready to help you find your way. Designed for teachers, school leaders, and professional learning communities looking to navigate the gap between their current literacy practices and the ideals of the Common Core, Pathways to the Common Core will help you: understand what the standards say, suggest, and what they don't say; recognize the guiding principles that underpin the reading and writing standards; identify how the Common COre's infrastructure supports a spiraling K-12 literacy curriculum; and scrutinize the context in which the CCSS were written and are being unrolled. In addition to offering an analytical study of the standards, this guide will also help you and your colleagues implement the standards in ways that lift the level of teaching and learning throughout your school.

Reading Pathways

Simple Exercises to Improve Reading Fluency
Author: Dolores G. Hiskes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787992895
Category: Education
Page: 135
View: 529
Now in its fifth edition, Reading Pathways (with help fromDewey the Bookwormâ?¢) offers an easy-to-use, highlyeffective approach to teaching reading accuracy and fluency tostudents of all ages, using a unique pyramid format. Reading pyramids begins with one word, and slowly build intophrases and sentences of gradually increasing complexity. As thestudent moves from the pinnacle to the base of each pyramid, thephrase or sentence becomes a more interesting and expansive, andthe student's confidence grows with each line completed.Progressively building up the amount of text per line increases eyespan, strengthens eye tracking, and develops reading fluency. Thebook also features more challenging multi-syllable word pyramidexercises and games to further develop fluency and vocabulary.Learning to read long words by syllables removes the fear andmystique of multi-syllable words and helps students build thestrong vocabulary so critical for success in reading andwriting. Dewey® and Dewey Decimal Classification® areproprietary trademarks of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, andare used with permission. Dewey the Bookworm™, Dewey D. System, BookwormusGiganticus™, and the design mark of the character Dewey aretrademarks of Dolores G. Hiskes and are also used withpermission.

The art of teaching writing

Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins
Publisher: Heinemann ; Toronto, Irwin
Category: Education
Page: 550
View: 5275
The Art of Teaching Writing, New Edition, has major new chapters on assessment, thematic studies, writing throughout the day, reading/writing relationships, publication, curriculum development, nonfiction writing and home/school connections. Annotation. When Lucy Calkins wrote the first edition of The Art of Teaching Writing, the writing workshop was a fledgling idea, piloted by a few brave innovators. Now, as she brings us this new edition, the writing workshop is at the foundation of language arts education throughout the English-speaking world. This new edition, then, could easily have been a restatement, in grander, more confident tones, of the original classic. Instead, it is an almost entirely new book. Clearly, during the time in which Calkins' original ideas have spread like wildlife, her focus has not been on articulating and defending those ideas, but on developing and rethinking them. Respecting and responding to the questions that have arisen as thousands of teachers establish writing workshops in their classrooms, and drawing upon the latest knowledge in the field and her own intimate understanding of classroom life, Calkins has re-thought every line and every facet of her original text. In this new edition, Lucy has major new chapters on assessment, thematic studies, writing throughout the day, reading-writing relationships, publication, curriculum development, non-fiction writing and home/school connections.

Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing

Grade K
Author: Lucy Calkins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780325089478
Category: Language arts (Early childhood)
Page: N.A
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Units of study for teaching writing

grades 3-5
Author: N.A
Publisher: Firsthand
Category: Curriculum planning
Page: N.A
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One to One

The Art of Conferring with Young Writers
Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins,Amanda Hartman,Zoë White
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325007885
Category: Education
Page: 219
View: 3036
Lucy Calkins knows one of the most powerful ways to support good writers: clear, purposeful writing conferences.

A Yearlong Curriculum

Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins,The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Community Staff
Publisher: Greenwood International
ISBN: 9780325006048
Page: 128
View: 9068
Grades K-2 Lucy and her colleagues have helped hundreds of thousands of teachers take their first forays into the teaching of writing. Units of Study provides easy access to the magic of their teaching by presenting minute-by-minute, live-from-theclassroom coaching as they show you how to refine your lessons to meet the needs of the curious minds that you teach. Units of Study for Primary Writing includes: * The Overview: In The Nuts and Bolts of Teaching Writing, Lucy equips you to organize a productive, well-managed writing workshop, introduces the methods that underlie all writing instruction, and helps you plan a yearlong curriculum in the teaching of writing. * Seven Units of Study: Each of the seven Units of Study supports 4-6 weeks of a yearlong curriculum. Lucy and her co-authors give you goals and assessment rubrics for each unit as well as the language of the minilessons within that unit. Launching the Writing Workshop Small Moments: Personal Narrative Writing Writing for Readers: Teaching Skills and Strategies The Craft of Revision Authors as Mentors Nonfiction Writing: Procedures and Reports Poetry: Powerful Thoughts in Tiny Packages * The Conferring Handbook: Lucy and her colleagues offer 21 key conferences to support the Units of Study. They offer the words, the structures, and the reasons for these conferences so you can easily conduct them in your own classroom. * Resources for Primary Writing - CD ROM: Watch Lucy and her colleagues teach some of the powerful lessons they detail in the units. Also find reproducibles, checklists, booklists, additional lessons, and invaluable time-saving resources. Also available: a unique, cost-saving supplementary Lucy Calkins Professional Development Pack / Grades K-3 / 0131982400 Coming soon! Lucy Calkins takes writing instruction to a higher level with Units of Study for Teaching Reading and Writing, Grades 3-5 May, 2005 / Grades 3-5 / 0325008701

A Quick Guide to Reaching Struggling Writers, K-5

Author: Maria Colleen Cruz,Lucy Calkins
Publisher: Firsthand Books
ISBN: 9780325025957
Category: Education
Page: 81
View: 4318
In A Quick Guide to Reaching Struggling Writers Colleen Cruz shows how to stop struggling with writers who struggle. You'll find effective support for students who say: I'm not a good writer; My hand hurts; I don't know how to spell; I don't have anything to write about; I never get to write anything I want to write; I'm done. A Quick Guide to Reaching Struggling Writers is part of the Workshop Help Desk series. About the Workshop Help Desk series The Workshop Help Desk series is designed for teachers who believe in workshop teaching and who have already rolled up their sleeves enough to have encountered the predictable challenges. If you've struggled to get around quickly enough to help all your writers, if you've wondered how to tweak your teaching to make it more effective and lasting, if you've needed to adapt your teaching for English learners, if you've struggled to teach grammar or nonfiction writing or test prep...if you've faced these and other specific, pressing challenges, then this series is for you. Provided in a compact 5" x 7" format, the Workshop Help Desk series offers pocket-sized professional development. For a comprehensive overview of the Units of Study for Teaching Writing series, including sample minilessons, sample videos, curricular calendars, overview presentations, frequently asked questions, and information on the companion principal's guide and the Workshop Help Desk series visit unitsofstudy.com.

Launch an Intermediate Reading Workshop

Getting Started with Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grades 3-5
Author: Lucy Calkins
Publisher: Firsthand
ISBN: 9780325037448
Category: Education
Page: 460
View: 2799
"Workshops are deliberately kept simple and predictable, like an art studio or a researcher's laboratory, because it is the work itself that is ever changing and complex....Each day's teaching in a workshop does not set up a new hoop for the students to all jump through in sync. Instead, for the bulk of time during each day, students carry on with their work. As they do so, they draw upon a growing repertoire of skills, tools, strategies, and habit." -Lucy Calkins Learn how to teach students to read with increasing sophistication and personal engagement and how Lucy Calkins and her colleagues launch a rigorous and responsive intermediate reading workshop. Through 2 foundational books-A Guide to the Reading Workshop and Building a Reading Life-and eight online video clips, Lucy and her colleagues provide the strategies, lesson plans, and tools you'll need to lead strong, efficient reading workshops in upper-elementary classrooms. A Guide to the Reading Workshop crystallizes the reading workshop. After detailing the essential principles of reading workshop instruction, Lucy describes how to develop engaging minilessons that develop the skills of proficient readers. In the chapters that follow, Lucy presents different ways to lead small-group work and one-to-one conferences. In addition to describing the predictable methods and structures of a reading workshop, select chapters consider various ways to assess readers and track their development, how to use data to inform your instruction, and how to differentiate instruction and prepare for standardized reading tests. Building a Reading Life launches the reading workshop. In this unit of study Lucy and Kathleen Tolan pull out all stops in an effort to help all their students become avid readers. They wear a love of reading on their own sleeves, help students fashion their identities as people who care about reading, and create a social life that revolves around shared books; above all, they help students develop a sense of agency about their reading lives, taking responsibility for becoming the kinds of readers who not only make sense of books but also let books change their lives. Lucy and Kathleen meanwhile induct children into the structures, routines, and habits of a reading workshop. Students learn how to choose books that are just right in level and interest, to carry books between home and school, to collect and study data about their reading rates and volume, and to push themselves to read with increasing stamina, fluency, and volume. In reading partnerships, children learn to retell and summarize texts and to share ideas that are grounded in the specifics of their books. Through the eight accompanying video clips Lucy and other master teachers invite you to eavesdrop on their minilessons, small-group instruction, and conferences. Dramatic video clips let you sit alongside young readers as they engage in book clubs, reading partnerships, and inquiry groups. (Video clips are free for 6 months upon registration. You must register within 6 months of purchase.) Learn more about these resources and the Units of Study series at www.unitsofstudy.com. This pack is part of firsthand's Getting Started series. Bridging the gap between educational theory and practice, firsthand classroom materials model the carefully crafted techniques and language of master teachers in ways that help teachers refine their practice and reinvent their own teaching. The most comprehensive of these resources span more than a year of instruction. Firsthand's Getting Started Packs were created for teachers in training and professional book study groups who want a compact, affordable way to study and tryout these transformative classroom materials. Each Getting Started Pack includes an overview book, a complete unit of study, online video clips provided free of charge for 6 months, and an accompanying study guide. Getting Started packs include: Launch a Primary Writing Workshop, Grades K-2; Launch an Intermediate Writing Workshop, Grades 3-5; Launch an Intermediate Reading Workshop, Grades 3-5; Introduce the Qualities of Writing, Grades 3-6; Monitor Comprehension with Primary Students, Grades K-2; Monitor Comprehension with Intermediate Students, Grades 3-6; Investigate the Number System, Grades K-3; Investigate Multiplication, Grades 3-5; Investigate Fractions, Grades 4-6.

The Writing Workshop

A World Of Difference
Author: Shelley Harwayne,Alex McCormick Mitchell,Lucy Calkins
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435084486
Category: Education
Page: 40
View: 4922
Lucy Calkins discusses how to teach writing and how children develop as writers; she stresses the importance of staff development for teachers of writing.