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Resources for Primary Writing Resources for Primary Writing
by Lucy Calkins and Beth Neville

This CD-ROM provides both video and print resources to support your teaching in these units of study over the course of the year. You'll see video clips of the co-authors teaching some of the lessons; you'll find booklists, reproducibles, charts, rubrics, checklists and other supplementary materials, organized unit-by-unit.

Here are some of the print resources available on this CD-ROM:

    ALL YEAR


      Supply list for the year
      Recommended children's literature for use with these units
      Minilesson planner chart
      View the Minilesson planner chart
      Monthly minilesson overview chart
      Word wall lists and suggestions for use
      Minilesson and conferring tips
      Suggestions for using the units with K, 1st, and 2nd grades
      High frequency word lists
      Writing paper templates
      Graphic organizers

    LAUNCHING THE WRITING WORKSHOP

      Supply list and recommended children's literature
      Assessment Rubric
      Assessment Checklist
      Introductory letter to parents about the unit
      Student artwork and writing samples
      Alphabet/initial sound chart
      "When I'm Done" checklist
      "How to Fix a Piece of Writing" chart

    SMALL MOMENTS: PERSONAL NARRATIVE WRITING

      Supply list and recommended children's literature
      Assessment Rubric
      Assessment Checklist
      Introductory letter to parents about the unit
      Student artwork and writing samples
      "The Magic Five Rules" chart
      "Planning for Children's Growth" chart
      View "Planning for Children's Growth" chart
      Writing paper templates

    WRITING FOR READERS

      Supply list
      Assessment Rubric
      Assessment Checklist
      Introductory letter to parents about the unit
      High frequency word lists for K, 1, 2
      Interactive writing description
      Phonics and phonemic awareness overview

    THE CRAFT OF REVISION

      Supply list and recommended children's literature
      Assessment Rubric
      Assessment Checklist
      Introductory letter to parents about the unit
      View Introductory Letter to Parents
      Student artwork and writing samples
      "Ways Writers Revise" chart
      "Why I Revise" checklists
      "Show Not Tell" chart
      Writing paper templates

    AUTHORS AS MENTORS

      Supply list and recommended children's literature
      Assessment Rubric
      Assessment Checklist
      Introductory letter to parents about the unit
      Quotations from famous authors
      Writing paper templates
      "Comeback Phrase" list

    NONFICTION: WRITNG REPORTS AND PROCEDURES

      Supply list and recommended children's literature
      Assessment Rubric
      Assessment Checklist
      Introductory letter to parents about the unit
      "How-to Helpers" checklist
      "All-About Book" checklist
      Conferring tips for All-About books
      Writing paper templates
      Graphic organizers

    POETRY: POWERFUL THOUGHTS IN TINY PACKAGES

      Supply list and recommended children's literature
      Assessment Rubric
      Assessment Checklist
      Introductory letter to parents about the unit
      Student artwork and writing samples
      Poems
      "Strategies Poets Use" chart
      View "Strategies Poets Use" chart
      Writing paper templates
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Here are the video resources available on this CD-ROM:
    SAMPLE MINILESSONS

      Teaching children to fix an image in their minds
      Teaching children to emulate authors' writing techniques

    SAMPLE CONFERENCES

      "Let me show you how to write more."
      "Will you touch each page and say what you'll write?"
      "As a reader I'd love to hear more about that."
      "This part is confusing to me."
      See Lucy in Action!
      Preview this sample video of Lucy conferring with a first grade student. Click here to view the video. *Macromedia Flash Player is required to view this movie, click here to get it. Speakers recommended.

    SAMPLE SHARE


      Teaching children how a classmate's writing reveals the internal story
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