Here is one of our most recent comments from a customer who purchased one of our “Lucy Life Saver” products:
Misty M. 3/29/20
“I'm using this resource currently to plan distance learning due to our school closure. I'm super excited to use it "in person" next school year with my students!”
This resource goes with Lucy Calkins 3rd Grade Reading Unit 3 (Character Studies).
DISCLAIMER: Although I have never had anyone buy my resources without already owning the Lucy Calkins Units from Heinemann Publishers, I want to just be clear so there is never any issue:
Do not purchase my products if you do not already own the Lucy Calkins Units that go with them! My slides/lesson plans are not a copy or replacement of her materials in any way. They go WITH them as a companion, and add colorful images, illustrations, and summarized text. But, in every session, there are places in the slides that require you to read directly from the manual. Most of those references to the manual are the very heart of the lesson. The words for Anchor Charts are not included in any of my resources either. You have to have the Lucy Materials for my resources to be of any use at all.
Having said all that, if you have the materials already, and are ready to save TONS OF TIME, transform your Lucy Calkins Lessons, and CUT YOUR STRESS WAY DOWN, you have found your product!!! If you have not already tried my products, just read the reviews, download the FREE Preview to try it yourself, and purchase with confidence!
Lucy Calkins Units are excellent and very thorough. The details are all good, but who has time to pull them all out and put them into a lesson? NOW YOU DON’T HAVE TO TAKE THE TIME TO DO IT! STOP KILLING YOURSELF! I have already done the hard work for you!!
My Companion Resources for the Lucy Calkins Units guide you and your students step by step through each and every session in the unit!!
POWER POINTS FOR ALL 19 SESSIONS of LUCY CALKINS 3rd GRADE READING UNIT 3 ARE INCLUDED, WHICH IS A TOTAL OF 237 SLIDES!
You read correctly! It’s all there! If you love it, please show me a little love by leaving a review. Your reviews are my oxygen!
Some have called me crazy for spending so much time making these resources for you, but getting positive feedback from other teachers I’m helping has been a major motivator for me. Here are just a few of the reviews I have received that keep my intrinsic motivation churning:
“I cannot express in words how valuable your presentations have been when teaching the Lucy Calkins unit. You made the lessons engaging, accurate, and easy to use. I cannot wait until you create more of her 4th grade units!!”
“Amazing!!!! Best Lucy resource out there!”….
“This is an amazing PowerPoint! I usually don't use PowerPoint with TC, but I am glad I changed my mind. Your slides are so engaging, the students are more motivated. Thank you for all the hard work you put into these. They are really fabulous. Keep up the great work!”…
“Thank you so much!! This has saved me a lot of time!
“BUY THIS NOW!!! Anyone using Calkins needs all of Jamie's powerpoints. They are so clear and keep my teaching on pace. Literally there is no guess work. Just buy, read, and teach! I WISH i would have bought them at the beginning of the year! My kids love the consistency of the power points and love the graphics”
Those are all great reviews that I am extremely grateful for, but I have to confess that I do have a favorite review. Here it is:
“I am going to change my name to iheartjamie! This saves me so much time and makes things run so much smoother during writing. Literally, a total lifesaver because I don't have to give up my weekends to figure out what Lucy has us doing next. Love that you laid out each day in detail and included what visuals/pdfs from the disc to use with it. THANK YOU!!”
I take credit for my companion resources that help guide you through the Lucy Units, but all the real credit goes to Lucy and her team. They deserve all the credit for creating awesome resources that are research based, thorough, and instructive.
If you are new to Lucy, make sure to take advantage of all the materials that come with these awesome units, including anchor charts, student work samples, online resources, CD Roms loaded with great material, Assessments, Rubrics, and more.
NONE OF THESE MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED IN MY RESOURCES! I refer to all of them in my companion resources. So you will need to have them handy while you are teaching. I teach with my Power Points up and manual in hand, with my Anchor charts ready to stick on the board!
Just Download and Deliver All of Lucy Calkins Reading Unit 3 3rd Grade! 237 Colorful, Illustrated, Engaging Power Point Slides to help you cut to the chase, turn in lesson plans, and keep your sanity! EVERY SESSION IS HERE!
My editable companion resources summarize the key teaching points of each session, create actionable steps, and provide you with “Note to Teacher” sections to make it easy for you to know where to look in your resources during parts of the sessions. They also direct you to turn to specific pages in the manuals, use specific assessments/rubrics/charts, etc (included with Lucy Units)
These slides will keep your lessons flowing smoothly, engage your students, help you get to the meat of each session, give you action steps along the way, provide you with lesson plans to turn in, and make teaching LC materials fun!
Your Time Saving Value Pack includes:
-237 Engaging Power Point Slides
-Highly Illustrated and Colorful Content
-Illustrated Session Title Slides to keep you on track
-An illustrated Goal (for the day) slide to help focus the lesson
-Bulleted teaching points that cut to the chase
-Illustrations that go with the teaching points that often get student reactions and keep them engaged
-Activity Slides, which describe in precise student terms what students are to be doing. It keeps students on track during the work portion of the workshop very well.
-Minilesson Slides, which drive home the important parts of the lesson
-Slides that refer to specific page numbers in the LC book for you to read to the class (ex: Let me read you an example of a good setting. (read p. 88 "The sand on the beach.....")
-"Share" Slides that have specific directions on them with action steps.
TO USE AS DETAILED LESSON PLANS YOU CAN TURN IN:
-simply click on "View... Outline" to view and print the words in an outline form only (without illustrations) (5 sessions in outline form creates a 2 page outline you can turn in for lesson plans) I turn my lesson plans to my principal in this format and she loves the detail and structure!
Save your valuable and irreplaceable time by downloading all 237 slides for just $30, and experience for yourself what the reviewers are raving about! Please allow me to help you out! It would be my privilege.
Not quite certain yet? Not a problem. You can download and try any of my products Free by just clicking the Preview button. But, I will warn you up front: you are going to want to buy it.