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Professional Books and Resources

By Lucy Calkins and Colleagues

A New Classic from the Leading Authority on Writing Workshop

In Teaching Writing, Lucy Calkins shares the depth and breadth of her knowledge, from the initial research that launched some of the biggest ideas still foundational to the teaching of writing today, to her newest insights gleaned from decades of work and study in thousands of classrooms across the globe.

New for School Leaders

In Leading Well: Building Schoolwide Excellence in Reading and Writing, Lucy Calkins draws on the transformative work that she and her colleagues at the Reading & Writing Project have done in partnership with school leaders over the last thirty years. This book, like the work of the Reading & Writing Project itself, is deeply research-based and principled, while also absolutely practical and real-world tested.

Additional Professional Books

The Workshop Help Desk Series

If you've wondered how to tweak your workshop 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 format, the Workshop Help Desk series offers pocket-sized professional development.