Lucy Calkins and her colleagues from the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project are extending their bestselling writing workshop curriculum to the middle school grades. Like the K–5 Units of Study series, the middle school series not only provides a coherent, systematic curriculum in the three types of writing mandated by the Common Core—opinion/argument writing, information writing, and narrative writing—it also reflects the latest research on data-based, responsive instruction.

These grade-specific middle school samplers will show you how the new units will:

  • help you teach argument, information, and narrative writing with increasing complexity and sophisticate
  • unpack the Common Core writing standards as you guide students to attain and exceed those expectations
  • foster high-level thinking, including regular chances to synthesize, analyze, and critique
  • include strategic performance assessments to help monitor mastery and differentiate instruction



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