Instruction in the Units of Study for Teaching Reading, K–5 is organized around four grade-specific units of study at each level and a book of suggestions for adapting your teaching based on your students’ abilities and needs. In grades K–2, units include one foundational unit and three other units to address reading fiction and informational texts. In grades 3–5, units include two units in reading fiction and two in reading informational texts. Each unit includes approximately 17-21 sessions, each representing a day in the reading workshop.
Units of Study in Opinion/Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing provides a coherent, systematic curriculum in the three types of writing mandated by the Common Core—opinion/argument writing, information writing, and narrative writing—it also reflects the latest research on data-based, responsive instruction. Each unit includes approximately 20 sessions, each representing a day in the writing workshop.
Spelling and Phonics
Words Their Way (WTW) is a developmental spelling, phonics, and vocabulary program. WTW is an approach to spelling and word knowledge that is based on extensive research literature and in- cludes stages of development and in- structional levels that are critical to the way students learn to read. A word study program allows teachers to provide differentiated efficient, effective instruction in phonics, spelling, and vocabulary.