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Lucy Calkins


Lucy Calkins is the Founding Director of the Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College, Columbia University. For more than thirty years, the Project has been both a think tank, developing state-of-the-art teaching methods, and a provider of professional development.


As the leader of this renowned organisation, Lucy works closely with policy makers, school principals and teachers to initiate and support school-wide and system-wide reform in the teaching of reading and writing.


Lucy is also the Robinson Professor of Children’s Literacy and the Co-Director of the Literacy Specialist program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Lucy’s many books include the seminal texts The Art of Teaching Writing and The Art of Teaching Reading, as well as the Units of Study for Reading (Grades K–8), Units of Study for Writing (Grades K–8), and the Up the Ladder writing units (Grades 3–6).



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