Lucy Calkins < Units of Study in Phonics
A framework for teaching phonics directly, according to a planned and researched sequence of instruction.
A Workshop Curriculum for Grades K-2
Built on best practices and a proven framework developed over decades of work, the phonics units support explicit instruction, provide rich opportunities for practice and help teachers use learning progressions to set students on trajectories of growth. The Phonics units...
- provide a lean and concise instructional pathway in phonics that is realistic and doable, and that taps into students’ skills and energy for tackling the fabulous challenge of learning to read and write
- introduce high-leverage phonics concepts and strategies in a way that keeps pace with students' reading and writing, and helps them understand when, how and why they can use phonics to read and write
- offer delightfully fun and engaging storylines, classroom mascots, songs, chants, rhymes and games to help students fall head over heels in love with phonics and to create a joyous community of learners
- align with state-of-the-art reading and writing workshops for a coherent approach in which terminology, tools, rituals and methods are shared in ways that benefit both teachers and students.