Big Thoughts in Small Packages
Co-author with Lucy Calkins and Stephanie Parsons
2016, Bundle, Imprint: FirstHand, Grade Level: 2nd
Available through Heinemann as part of this set:
Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing,
Grade 2 A Workshop Curriculum
Second-grade writers feel like big kids and want work that feels big and important. That’s just what they’ll get in these units. First, children learn to craft powerful true stories based on their own small moments. In the second unit, students study nonfiction texts and learn to write about science. In the next unit, kids craft persuasive arguments based on text evidence. Finally, students explore language by writing poetry in Unit 4.
Lucy Calkins, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project, Amanda Hartman, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University, Julia Mooney, Monique Knight, Lauren Kolbeck, Shanna Schwartz, Alexandra Marron, Elizabeth Dunford, Mary Ehrenworth, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University, Stephanie Parsons, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater