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"Years from today, if you ask the children you teach now about the turning points in their lives as readers, would they point to the year you spent together? This series can help you teach in ways that make a world of difference. Your teaching can end up providing turning points not only in your children's lives, but in yours as well. Your teaching can remind you of why you chose this profession, and it can help you remember that literacy isn't just for the kids—it's for us all." —Lucy Calkins

Units of Study for Teaching Reading:
A Curriculum for the Reading Workshop, Grades 3–5

A rigorous and responsive course of study for students
Powerful and empowering professional development for teachers

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Video Clips


Overview Materials


Samples

A Guide to the Reading Workshop Unit 1: Building a Reading Life Unit 2: Following Characters into Meaning Unit 3: Navigating Nonfiction Unit 4: Tackling Complex Texts: Historical Fiction in Book Clubs - Coming soon! Constructing Curriculum: Alternate Units of Study Resources for Teaching Reading CD-ROM (samples from Unit 3: Navigating Nonfiction)

A Guide to the Reading Workshop DVDs

From UNIT 1: Building a Reading Life

From Unit 2: Following Characters into Meaning

From Unit 3: Navigating Nonfiction

From Unit 4: Tackling Complex Texts


Audio Clips

from Lucy Calkins, Founding Director of Teachers College Reading and Writing Project from Kathleen Tolan, Deputy Director of Reading
  • Provisioning a Reading Workshop: Overview, Classroom Environment, and Tools audio | transcript
  • The Architecture of a Reading Workshop: The Management System audio | transcript

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Excerpt from Unit 1
"...when we are teaching toward independence, it is crucial that we don't just introduce an array of reading skills and strategies. A skill that is introduced and demonstrated one day, must be scaffolded and supported another day, extended another day, combined with other skills and drawn upon when needed yet another day, until the work finally becomes automatic, providing the basis for yet more advanced skills."

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