Lucy Calkins, Units of Study Writing Program (Grades K-5)

Lucy Calkins's vision for embracing a writing workshop approach that allows students to select the topics they wish to write about and affords teachers time to instruct through whole group minilessons and individual conferences brings joy to writing in our elementary classrooms. The Units of Study Writing Program fosters enthusiasm for author's craft, story creation, and publishing from both students and teachers during large blocks of daily writing time. Instruction focuses on rigorous amounts of writing in, the craft of writing, and development of different types of writing including narratives, opinion pieces, and informative or explanatory pieces. Students celebrate their accomplishments and finished pieces of writing at the culmination of each unit of study.

For more information on the Units of Study Writing Program created by Lucy Calkins, click on the links below:

For Grades K-2:

For Grades 3-5:
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