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TCRWP 2021 Summer School Curriculum

Reading * Writing * Phonics
For Rising Grades 1-6, available by subscription
A turnkey resource with flexible options to fit various schedules and timeframes.

Now Accepting Preorders

This powerful new summer school curriculum is designed for remote, in-person, and hybrid instruction for rising grades 1-6 students. All of the lessons in each unit have been video recorded, in a manner resembling the 2020-21 Virtual Units of Study. TCRWP has incorporated research-based teaching methods, tools, and resources to provide students with intense tutoring as they engage with lively literate communities.

Like the school-year Units of Study curriculum, these resources are designed to help teachers learn as well as teach. This summer school curriculum is absolutely designed to help teachers learn the newest researched-based methods for teaching phonemic awareness, assessment-based decoding, vocabulary, knowledge generation, argument, and more. Teachers may use the student videos to teach directly or to guide their own teaching. Resources will be available starting on May 24, 2021.

Available by subscription for summer 2021, this flexible virtual curriculum offers:


Each of the grade-level subscriptions in the TCRWP Summer School Curriculum includes the following:

Student-Facing Minilesson Videos

All of the minilessons in these new units have been video recording by TCRWP Staff Developers to support remote, hybrid, and in person teaching and learning. They may also be used for teacher planning and professional learning for in-person teaching.

Teacher Videos and Downloadable Resources

A short teacher-facing video at the beginning of each unit offers guidance for teachers. Downloadable resources include session-by-session guidelines for teaching and pdf versions of student-facing resources.

Parent/Caregiver Videos

Explain ways to support each child’s literacy development during summer school and across the whole summer

Planning Guidlelines

Turnkey with Flexible Options

Professional Development from TCRWP

To help educators prepare to implement the TCRWP Virtual Summer School Curriculum, online PD is available directly from the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. PD includes half-day grade-level sessions held live in early June and recorded for on-demand use across the summer. Your PD registration also includes access to follow-up Office Hours webinars with your grade-level staff developer throughout the months of June and July.

Trade Books

Trade Book Packs for grade-level subscriptions are available for purchase through Heinemann. See the Trade Books List for required books and additional recommended books

Please Note: We anticipate that the trade book packs will begin to ship on June 15th. If you need to receive books before the end of June, please refer to the Summer School Trade Book list.

Suggested Sequence and Daily Schedule

Units Included for Each Grade-Level Subscription and Additional Modules

This chart lists the unit titles included in the TCRWP Virtual Summer School Curriculum for each grade.

For detailed descriptions of the units that make up each grade-level subscription, please see the Overview. Note that all units in the grade-level curriculum are also available as individual modules to support flexible implementation.

Daily Schedule

This chart demonstrates suggested daily schedules for the Virtual Summer School Curriculum, including a schedule for Rising Grade 1–Rising Grade 3 and two schedule options for Rising Grade 4–Rising Grade 6.

Sample Videos

Minilesson Samples


Rising Grade 1, Reading/Phonics Unit:
Using Sound Power to Read, Session 2: “Writing More Sounds in Words”


Rising Grade 2, Reading/Phonics Unit:
Strengthening Vowel Power to Read, Session 4: “A Spelling Tip from Rasheed”


Rising Grades 1-3 Reading Partners:
Moving Readers Up Levels (Levels A-J)—Level E: “Cold Day, Hot Chocolate”


Rising Grades 3-6 Reading Partners:
Guiding Readers Up Levels (Levels K-N)—Level N: Jada Jones Series

Platform Demo Video

The TCRWP Virtual Summer School Curriculum utilizes the same platform that the Units of Study Virtual Teaching Resources, 2020-21 subscriptions used. Preview that platform below.

NOTE: Unlike the UOS Virtual Teaching Resources, 2020-21 subscriptions, you do not need to register print units in order to access the summer school curriculum subscriptions.


Frequently Asked Questions

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Ordering Information

Please review all the Subscription Details and Planning Considerations below before requesting a quote and placing an order.

An accurate recipient email address for your order is required—the email address provided will receive the subscription activation codes when the order is fulfilled. This recipient will be responsible for distributing the codes to teachers and for keeping a record of who received the codes in case there are any future questions.

Subscription Details

Please read the entire Summer School Subscriptions Terms and Conditions and be sure to note the following information:

Planning Considerations

As you plan your Units of Study Virtual Teaching Resources order, please be sure to consider the following:

Purchasing Options

PLEASE NOTE: The TCRWP Virtual Summer School Curriculum subscriptions will be published on 5/24 and the trade book packs that accompany the grade-level subscriptions will begin to ship on 6/15. To request a quote or place a preorders, please fill out the order forms below and reach out to Customer Service or to your local Heinemann Sales Rep.

To place a preorder with a credit card, please purchase on the Heinemann website via the links below.

Grade-Level Subscriptions

Grade-Level Trade Book Packs

Individual Modules

Companion Classroom Library Shelves