Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Writer's Workshop

Who else uses Lucy Calkins' Units of for Primary Writing: A Yearlong Curriculum?
I haven't had any training on it and I'm the only one at my school doing it.  I could use an online support group!   I purchased the program last year but struggled with implementing it.  I started out strong and kind of fizzled out.

So if you have any tips, ideas, or anything to help let me know!  :)



I do! Do you have specific questions?

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Mrs. Coe

That is the BEST thing I have ever gotten and has shaped my writing with young children. You will love that entire program and it is easy to use.


I am "geting" trained in a few weeks but I would love to join u, share what I have learned, and learn from others...

Erica Bohrer

I have it in my house now and have not even cracked it open! Keep me posted. Maybe we can get each other through it.
Erica Bohrer's First Grade

Alysia Battista

Try this:

and check out my blog tonight after I post a lesson that I recently did. It's super easy!

Miss B, Busy Bee


I've posted about it a few times although I think you have already read and commented on my posts. If you have questions feel free to email me and I will answer the best that I can.

Ms. M
Ms.M's Blog
A Teacher's Plan


I use this with my 5th graders, modified of course :0) I also used it when I taught 2nd grade. I LOVE it! It is so easy to follow, I never was trained on it. I would recommend for the first year following the books in order and doing most, if not all of the lessons. From there I made modifications and adjustments for future years, and each year I omit or emphasize different lessons/units based on my class that year.

Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!

Bremer's Brainiacs


I have been using Calkins in K for about 6 years. I absolutely love it! Please feel free to email me any time with questions!
Spotlight on Kindergarten

HD Cafe

An awesome article, thanks for sharing it.

HD Cafe

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