Too Much Information?
I thought so too. When I started teaching my first Lucy Calkins Unit, I thought I was going to struggle all year! I honestly could not read the sessions and then verbalize what I needed to tell my students without feeling like my brain had a major malfunction or something. So, what did I do? I went to Teachers Pay Teachers, of course! I did not have the good fortune that you have if you are reading this product description right now. There was nothing on TPT to help me. So I began a journey to help other teachers.
I have spent an average of 40 hours per Lucy Unit to create lots of Lucy Power Points and Flipcharts to help! I continue to spend lots of difficult hours making the resources at home during my family time, and vacation time. But when I am at school teaching with the slides, it is like gliding along. The sessions go so smoothly that it makes teaching Lucy really enjoyable. The kids like it too.
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!
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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. I refer to all of them in my companion resources.
Just Download and Deliver All of Unit 1 Grade 4, The Arc of Story (New Version)!
158 Colorful, Illustrated, Engaging Flipchart pages to help you cut to the chase, turn in lesson plans, and keep your sanity! EVERY SESSION IS ONE CLICK AWAY!
My 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:
-158 Engaging Power Point Slides that I use in my own room to guide me - They are AWESOME! How do I know? I know by how engaged the kids are, and how well they are writing! The slides cover ALL 21 Sessions in the Unit!
-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 (and believe me, I did a lot of chasing for you to boil things down) but do not leave out anything important
-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.....")
-Illustrated "Share" Slides that have specific directions on them and encourage students to share their work.
-You can 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)
Download all 158 slides for just $30, and see for yourself what the reviewers are raving about!