Lucy Calkins Up the Ladder Informational Writing Lesson Plans

Lucy Calkins Up the Ladder Informational Writing Lesson Plans
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Full lesson plans for ALL bends of Lucy Calkins Teachers College Up the Ladder Informational Writing Grades 3-6.


  • Preparation, connection, teaching point, teaching, active engagement, link, mid-workshop teaching point & share components.
  • Printable 1 page anchor charts and checklists
  • Booklet pages paper choice (the pages provided by TC print very light & do not copy well, so I made darker versions & created a few other choices as well)
  • Teacher mentor pieces

Intended for use with Teachers College curriculum books and resources.

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Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
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15 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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