English Language Arts

Units of Study in Reading:

  • Shared Reading
  • I Am a Reader
  • Readers Use All of their Superpowers to Read
  • Growing Expertise in Informational Books
Grade 1
  • Building a Community of Readers
  • Tackling Trouble: Hard Words and Tricky Parts of  Books
  • Information: Learning by Reading
  • Studying Characters and Story Elements
Grade 2
  • Taking Charge of Our Reading
  • Information Experts
  • Realistic Fiction: Reading Longer and Stronger
  • Second Grade Book Clubs 
Grade 3
  •  Building a Reading Life
  • Information: Reading to Learn
  • Character Studies
  • Poems and Poetic Craft
Grade 4
  • Interpreting Characters                                                  
  • Reading Informational Text, Reading the World                        
  • Reading History: The Civil Rights Movement                 
  • Historical Fiction Book Clubs
Grade 5
  • Interpretation and Analysis of Themes
  • Tackling Complexity: Informational Texts
  • Historical Fiction and Related Informational Reading
  • Focus on Issues: Argument and Advocacy

Units of Study in Writing:

Each grade level (K-5) completes units of study in three major genres of writing:

  • Narrative
  • Informational
  • Persuasive/Opinion

Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing by Lucy Calkins and Colleagues at Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is currently used in K-5 classrooms as the core writing curriculum.

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