Teaching Writing

  • Title:Teaching Writing
  • Author:Lucy Calkins
  • Publication Date:2020
  • Grade Level:K-8
  • ISBN:9780325118123
  • Publisher:Heinemann

“Writing allows each of us to live with that special wide-awakeness that comes from knowing that our lives and our ideas are worth writing about.”

—Lucy Calkins

Teaching Writing is Lucy Calkins at her best—a distillation of the work that’s placed Lucy and her colleagues at the forefront of the teaching of writing for over thirty years. This book promises to inspire teachers to teach with renewed passion and power and to invigorate the entire school day.

This is a book for readers who want an introduction to the writing workshop, and for those who’ve lived and breathed this work for decades. Although Lucy addresses the familiar topics—the writing process, conferring, kinds of writing, and writing assessment— she helps us see those topics with new eyes. She clears away the debris to show us the teeny details, and she shows us the majesty and meaning, too, in these simple yet powerful teaching acts.


Author Bio

Lucy Calkins is the Founding Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. Lucy is the author of the reading, writing, and phonics Units of Study series, which are integral to classroom life in tens of thousands of schools around the world.

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