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Units of Study Classroom Videos

The grade-level Units of Study in Opinion/Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing, K–8, will:

  • provide all the teaching points, minilessons, conferences, and small group work needed to teach a comprehensive workshop curriculum in opinion/argument, information, and narrative writing;
  • foster high-level thinking through regular chances to synthesize, analyze, and critique;
  • build writing independence and fluency;
  • provide a ladder of exemplar texts that model writing progressions across grades K–8;
  • develop and refine strategies for writing across the curriculum;
  • include strategic performance assessments to help monitor mastery and differentiate instruction.

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Narrative Writing


Informative/Explanatory Writing


Opinion/Argument Writing


Reading Informational Texts


Reading Literature

“At the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, we have been working for three decades to develop, pilot, revise and implement state-of-the-art curriculum in teaching writing. We have had a chance to do this work under the influence of the Common Core for the past few years, and this series—this treasure chest of experiences, theories, techniques, tried-and-true methods, and questions—will bring the results of that work to you."

—Lucy Calkins