In the Lucy Calkins' Units of Study for K-2, she suggests a unit in which students study the writing craft of an author. My students LOVE Kevin Hen...

In the Lucy Calkins' Units of Study for K-2, she suggests a unit in which students study the writing craft of an author. My students LOVE Kevin Hen...

flat (characters we don't know much about)/round characters (well developed characters).

flat (characters we don't know much about)/round characters (well developed characters).

Great way to teach finding evidence from the text. After reading a book together as a class come up with an argument (ex. Julius is the Baby of the World) and have each class member look through the text to find and cite statements that support this argument. Then go through them as a class and talk about which statements supported the argument and which didn't.

Great way to teach finding evidence from the text. After reading a book together as a class come up with an argument (ex. Julius is the Baby of the World) and have each class member look through the text to find and cite statements that support this argument. Then go through them as a class and talk about which statements supported the argument and which didn't.

I was excited and delighted when our school purchased the Lucy Calkins Units of study for us - so excited I posted a review  on the blog ...

I was excited and delighted when our school purchased the Lucy Calkins Units of study for us - so excited I posted a review on the blog ...

This writing binder is aligned with Lucy Calkin's Units of Study and Common Core. Not to mention, because of copyright, it's FREE!!! Enjoy :) The c...

Grammar Wall Headers & Rhymes Pack {Color & B&W}

This writing binder is aligned with Lucy Calkin's Units of Study and Common Core. Not to mention, because of copyright, it's FREE!!! Enjoy :) The c...

Reading and examining mentor texts with students is a powerful strategy for teaching writing. Just about any book can serve as a mentor text, depending upon what your students� skills are and what you want them to learn about writing! Here are some strategies for working with mentor texts: 1. Before you bring a book into your �

Writing Workshop Mentor Texts for 1st and 2nd Grade

Reading and examining mentor texts with students is a powerful strategy for teaching writing. Just about any book can serve as a mentor text, depending upon what your students� skills are and what you want them to learn about writing! Here are some strategies for working with mentor texts: 1. Before you bring a book into your �

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