This lesson plan is for Lucy Calkins Units of Study for Teaching Reading: Grade 3, Unit 1, Building a Reading Life. This is the most updated version of the Units of Study. The lesson plan template includes the Common Core State Standards that are covered in the unit, domain specific vocabulary for the unit, teaching points/objectives for each day of the unit, and anchor charts for each of the teaching points. If you're familiar with the Units of Study, you already know that the books are quite wordy and filled with narratives. This plan gets away from all of the rhetoric and simply delivers the teaching point and the anchor charts that go with it. After that, the rest is fairly simple, as there is the freedom to use our favorite mentor texts, organizers, rubrics, and language when teaching the unit.