Units of Study
Growing Readers and Writers
The Units of Study have been planned backward, looking at end goals to grow our readers and writers. Want to know more? Check out this link and the video below.
Transfer goals are created by determining what we want students to truly understand... being able to take what they have learned in one way or context and use it in another, on their own. Want to know more about transfer goals? Check out this link.
Enduring understandings are the specific insights, inferences, or conclusions about the big idea you want students to leave with, that are central to the unit. Check out this video, to learn more.
Essential questions frame ongoing and important inquiries about a big idea. These are questions that promote inquiry, ongoing rethinking, and meaningful discussions. Want to know more? Check out this link and the video, below.
Even as we look at all the pieces that make up the reading and writing units. We know that the powerful work comes through the amazing things you do in your classroom. Take a look at what Lucy Calkins has to say about the importance of teachers.
Wondering about our previous curriculum units?
Wiggins, Grant and Jay McTighe. Essential Questions. Virginia: ASCD, 2013.