Character Studies - Lucy Calkins Reading - COMPLETE - 18 sessions - PDF Version

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Character Studies - Reading - 18 sessions - PDF version (there is a SMART Notebook version available).

NOTE: This is a HUGE file - about 190 MB due to the quantity of slides and the graphics. It will take a while to download it after you have purchased it.

NOTE: This unit follows the Character Studies unit written by Lucy Calkins and the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP). There are some deviations from what the books says and those detours are noted in the beginning of each lesson. However, the foundation of the teaching points and most of the other elements of each session remain intact.

NOTE: THESE LESSONS HAVE BEEN MODIFIED FROM THE CALKINS BOOKS. They do NOT include the Book Club instruction.

NOTE: While this unit is “ready to teach”, it cannot be taught without first purchasing the unit and utilizing its extensive notes, essays, and digital resources. It is meant to be a supplement to - not a replacement for - Lucy’s unit. In developing this unit for my classroom, I wanted something that I could use that would give a visual representation of Lucy’s lessons, be easy enough that a sub could teach it, and give my hearing-impaired and visual learners a way to learn.

NOTE: This unit is for teachers without SMART Notebook. If you can’t open the preview file, you won’t be able to use this version. HOWEVER - there is a SMART Notebook version that has been asked for and I have made available. Just search for the same title and you’ll see the SMART version, too. I have priced both the same - even though the PDF version is not editable. I spent the same amount of time creating both versions and, in fact, had to go through an extra step to create the PDF.

NOTE: The preview file and thumbnails only represent a few of the slides from one of the sessions. Each session has the full range of slides. These are only meant to show you the quality of the product you will purchase.

This is the complete bundle of all the PDF slides of the SMART Board presentations - from Lesson 1 through Lesson 18 (see below).

Lesson 01: Readers Notice How a Character Talks and Acts
Lesson 02: From Observations to Ideas
Lesson 03: Noticing Patterns, Seeing More
Lesson 04: Growing Bigger Theories about a Character
Lesson 05: Using Theories about Characters to Predict
Lesson 06: Taking Stock and Self-Assessing
Lesson 07: Stories are Shaped Like a Mountain
Lesson 08: Readers Expect Characters to Face - and React To - Trouble
Lesson 09: Readers Notice the Roles Secondary Characters Play
Lesson 10: Noticing the Roles Illustrations Play in a Story
Lesson 11: Readers Pay Close Attention to the Climax of a Story
Lesson 12: Readers Notice How a Character Resolves Big Trouble
Lesson 13: Readers Learn Lessons Alongside Their Characters
Lesson 14: Lingering With a Story After It’s Done
Lesson 15: Comparing Characters - Noticing Similarities and Differences
Lesson 16: Readers Compare the Problems Characters Face -- and Their Reactions
Lesson 17: Readers Ask What Makes You Say That
Lesson 18: Comparing and Contrasting the Lessons Characters Learn


NOTE: There are many Calkins units of studies that I have created in the same format for Reading and Writing for 3rd and 5th grade (the grades I have taught): These units are either available now or will be by August 15, 2016: Make sure to “follow” me and I will be sending out updates as more become available. But check back often, too, as sellers are only able to send out updates to buyers once a month.

The lessons follow the Workshop structure of Connection, Teaching Point, Teaching, Active Engagement, Independent Work, and Share. Each of these sections have a different background color and are identified on most slides in the upper right portion of the slide.

Because many of the components are visual and the verbiage is written on the screen, this is ideal for classrooms with hearing impaired or deaf students. Interpreters will be grateful because they can point to the the words and get a break from signing.

NOTE: The preview and thumbnails are just a FEW slides from one session of this unit, but all the files follow the same format with Connection, Teaching, Active Engagement, Link, MidWorkshop Teaching Point, and Share.

Comments and questions are always appreciated.

OTHER UNITS I HAVE AVAILABLE (just click on the link!):

3rd Grade Reading
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Building a Reading Life - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Building a Reading Life - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

Reading to Learn - Grasping Main Ideas and Text Structures - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Reading to Learn - Grasping Main Ideas and Text Structures - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users). NOTE: There are 2 PDF files for this unit. Each is priced half of the whole unit. You will need to buy both to have all the sessions.

Character Studies - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Character Studies - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

Research Clubs: Elephants, Penguins, and Frogs, Oh My! - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Research Clubs: Elephants, Penguins, and Frogs, Oh My! - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users). NOTE: There are 2 PDF files for this unit. Each is priced half of the whole unit. You will need to buy both to have all the sessions.

Informational Reading (not Calkins nor TCRWP) - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Informational Reading (not Calkins nor TCRWP) - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

Poetry Reading and Writing (This does NOT follow any Lucy Calkins list of lessons - my kids needed more structure) - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Poetry Reading and Writing (This does NOT follow any Lucy Calkins list of lessons - my kids needed more structure) - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users)

3rd Grade Writing
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Once Upon a Time - Adapting Fairy Tales - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Once Upon a Time - Adapting Fairy Tales - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

Crafting True Stories - Personal Narratives - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Crafting True Stories - Personal Narratives - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

Informational Writing (this does NOT follow Lucy’s “The Art of Information Writing” exactly) - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Informational Writing (this does NOT follow Lucy’s “The Art of Information Writing” exactly) - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

Opinion Writing - Persuasive Speeches, Letters, and Essays - (This does NOT follow the “Changing the World” list of lessons by Lucy Calkins) - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Opinion Writing - Persuasive Speeches, Letters, and Essays - (This does NOT follow the “Changing the World” list of lessons by Lucy Calkins) - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

Poetry Reading and Writing (This does NOT follow any Lucy Calkins list of lessons - my kids needed more structure) - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Poetry Reading and Writing (This does NOT follow any Lucy Calkins list of lessons - my kids needed more structure) - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users)

3rd Grade Math
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Everyday Math 4 - EM4 - Grade 3 - Open and Teach! - SMART Board files - click here to go to the first of two files you would need to purchase for all the units.

5th Grade Reading
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Social Issues Book Clubs - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Social Issues Book Clubs - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

NonFiction Research Projects - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

NonFiction Research Projects - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

Agency and Independence - - Launching Reading with Experienced Readers - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Agency and Independence - - Launching Reading with Experienced Readers - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

WILL NOT BE PUBLISHING: Following Characters Into Meaning

5th Grade Writing
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Middle School Science
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Basic Astronomy - 6 weeks - for the first PDF in the series (non-SMART users)

Basic Astronomy - 6 weeks - for the first SMART Notebook in the series
Total Pages
400+
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Month

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Character Studies - Lucy Calkins Reading - COMPLETE - 18 s
Character Studies - Lucy Calkins Reading - COMPLETE - 18 s
Character Studies - Lucy Calkins Reading - COMPLETE - 18 s
Character Studies - Lucy Calkins Reading - COMPLETE - 18 s